COMM265G Interpersonal Communication Notes
COMM265G Interpersonal Communication Notes COMM265G
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Jourdin Bailey on Friday October 7, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to COMM265G at New Mexico State University taught by Armfield in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 5 views. For similar materials see The Principles of Communication in Communications at New Mexico State University.
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Interpersonal Communication... 10.07.2016 ...A social process in which "people who have established a communicative relationship exchange messages in an effort to generate shared meanings and accomplish social goals The recipient recognizes the sources intention to convey a message and the source recognizes the recipients intention to interpret. Relationship Initiation and Development Individual Factors: how you feel based on these factors: romantic beliefs, age, past relationship experience, family experiences Contextual factors: media & societal messages about romantic relationships, proximity to available partners. Stages of Relationship Development: 1. Initiating stage 2. Experimenting stage 3. Intensifying stage 4. Integrating stage 5. Bonding stage 1) Typically first stage, initiating communication, nonverbal behaviors often precede verbal interaction (e.g. smiling, making, eye contact), FLIRTING, verbal communication is very scripted. 2)Getting to know one another, through self-disclosure, SOCIAL PENETRATION THEORY: gradually peeling the outer layers and getting to the "inner core" after time, learning about background interests, most people don’t go beyond this stage. You either stay friends or become something less. 3) Self disclosing more personal info and values, expressing emotional and physical affection for one another, expressing commitment. 4) Couples begin to refer to themselves as "we" and plan their schedules around each other. Others sees you as a couples, you start fuse their social network their interests, typically when couples experience their first "big fight". 5) publically formalizing the union, engagement, marriage, commitment ceremony, garner social and legal support for the relationship, The Relationship Bank Account: Try to keep a positive balance in the account Deposits: affection, intimacy, compliments, agreements Withdrawals: put downs, criticisms, defensiveness 5:1 ratio of positivity to negativity Relationship Maintenance: "the huge area where relationships continue to exist between the point of their initial development and their possible decline" Relational maintenance involves keeping a relationship: in existence, connected, satisfactory, and in repair. Relationship Maintenance Behaviors 1. Positivity: positive demeanor, having a good outlook 2. Understanding: not judging 3. Self disclosure: sharing thoughts and feelings 4. Assurances: reminding them how much they mean to you 2 5. Tasks: helping with responsibilities 6. Social networks: relying on joint family and/or friend network 7. ****Relational talk: discussing the quality or state of relationship Connection vs autonomy Refers to simultaneous desires to be both independent of our significant others and to find intimacy with them. Individual identities are important but must some be sacrificed for the relationship to work. Novelty vs Predictability Refers to our simultaneous desires for both the comfort of stability and the excitement of change Also called : certainty vs. Uncertainty Openness vs Protection Focuses on our conflicting desires to be both open with our relational partners and to be strategic and protective in our communication A persons need to disclose to their relational partner is countered by their need for privacy/secrecy FREEBIE EXAM QUESTION During this stage of the relationship development, partners begin to refer to themselves as "we" and may start questioning whether their life goals are compatible for the future. A. Intergrating stage B. Bonding stage C. Validating stage D. Intensifying stage 3