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What is Interpersonal Communication?

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What is Interpersonal Communication? 1101-009

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Interpersonal communications
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Allie Notetaker on Thursday September 22, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 1101-009 at The College of St. Scholastica taught by Dr. Obst in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 4 views. For similar materials see Interpersonal communications in CTA at The College of St. Scholastica.

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Date Created: 09/22/16
Chapter 1 - Definition of interpersonal communication ---- > between people - Buber communication continuum o I-It: treat people as an object; Ex: telemarketer o I-You: where most communication takes place; Ex: teacher and student o I-Thou: treasure relationship; Ex: intimate partner, best friend - Features of Interpersonal communication o Selective o Systemic  System includes:  Physiological noise -- > bodily distractions  Physical noise -- > things we can hear  Psychological noise -- > thoughts  Semantic noise -- > different meanings depend on context (denotative definition vs connotative definition) o Individual o Processual o Transactional o Personal knowledge o Meaning creating  Content meaning  Relationship meaning  Responsiveness  Affection  Power - Linear model - Interactive model - Transactional model: best model; includes feature of time - Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs  Physical  Safety  Belonging  Self-esteem  Self-actualization o Likelihood of meeting needs depends on out openness in a diverse world  Understand and learn from others who are different - Principle of interpersonal communication o We can’t not communicate o It’s irreversible o It involves ethical choices o People construct meanings in interpersonal communication o Metacommunication affects meaning  Communication about communication o Develops and sustains relationships o It is not a cure-all (panacea); it doesn’t fix everything o Good and effective interpersonal communication can be learned - Interpersonal communication and social media o Emails, texts, social networking sites - Interpersonal communication competence o Ability to communicate affectively and appropriately o Engage in dual perspective o Adapt communication appropriately o Develop a range of skills o Monitor communication


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