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What we have covered for the first two weeks of class
Intro to Interpersonal Communication
Karen Morris
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Luppino70 on Saturday September 17, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to CJ 201 at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire taught by Karen Morris in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 25 views. For similar materials see Intro to Interpersonal Communication in Journalism and Mass Communications at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire.

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Date Created: 09/17/16
Interpersonal Communication v. Interpersonal Relationships Tuesday, September 6, 2016 8:00 AM Developmental Approach: Interpersonal relationships start from the very beginning but it grows as time goes on. A continuum. Dyadic Approach: Interpersonal relationship starts when two connected individuals who want to start connecting. Have to be connected Small group is 3 people. Interpersonal is between two people. Interpersonal relationships happen when effective interpersonal communication is occurring. Interpersonal Communication Components 1. Source/Receiver (2 occurring, one person is both a source and a receiver) 2. Encoding/Decoding (Making meaning of messages sent) 3. Message, can be visual, auditory, tactile (touch), olfactory (smell), or gustatory (taste) Channel; how it is sent Code; Symbols you use (emoji's or abbreviations) Meaning; the intent of the message either through the words said or the tone used 4. Feedback 5. Noise, interference with the communication process Physical, a train passing by Psychological, zoning out Physiological, can't hear, feeling sick, the body getting in the way Semantic, wrong choice of words, words you don’t understand, trigger words (words used that unintentionally trigger a negative reaction, they did not mean to be that way) 6. Context Physical Dimension is the environment the conversation is taking place Temporal Dimension is the time of day, historical time, and the where the message fits in a sequence of communication events. Social--Psychological Dimension is the status of the relationship, the formality or gravity of the situation. Cultural Dimension are the norms and customs to follow. Effective Interpersonal Communication Components 1. Communication Competence, knowing what rules you must follow, norms to obey, etc. 2. Field of Expression, know where the person is coming from, their cultural background and know how they communicate. 3. Ramifications of Communication, knowing that talking with someone will do to the person Irreversible, the die is cast. Inevitable, you always communicate even when you are not doing anything. Unrepeatable, cannot be recreated, no second chance at a first impression 4. Ethical, not required but not being so will lead to the dissolving of the relationships 5. Foster symmetrical and complementary, things in common and different. Both things are admired and bring people together. 6. Feedforward, qualifiers, conversations about the conversation that is about to start (You may want to sit down, I'm sorry to tell you, etc.) In face to face vs. Computer mediated communication there are differences like online you only put out what you want others to see, face to face they automatically know your age, height, weight, gender, etc. for context you are in the same physical space or you are talking through the phone and can be anywhere. Messages are temporary unless recorded and signals fade fast where are text can be permanent. Asynchronous: communication not taking place in real time, email is an example. Choice Points: When you make the decision who to talk with, what to say, how to phrase it, what tone to use, etc. Every component of interpersonal communication is interdependent on each other, one component affects all other components. Unethical Communication: When one person impedes on the other persons freedom of choice. 1. Lying, interaction based on a falsehood. White lies are still unethical but it depends. "Does this make me look fat?" She is unethical in that because there is only one answer. 2. Fear and Emotional Appeal. Guilt Tripping when you are not knowing that is in intentional or always what the other person does. 3. Censoring Messages, not telling someone everything, omitting information. 4. Gossiping a. sharing information that was meant to be secret b. knowingly spreading false information c. invasion of privacy


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