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Intro to Communications, Week 5 Notes

by: Rebecca Smith

Intro to Communications, Week 5 Notes CO 1013

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These notes cover chapter 8
Into to Communication
Emily Cain
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Date Created: 02/29/16
Intro to Communication Chapter 8 Knapp’s Model of Relational Development  “coming together” o Initiating  When you first meet someone  You feel nervous  Tells you if you want to continue/pursue the relationship further o Experimenting  Try to find common ground  Can take long time  A lot of relationships never go past this step o Intensifying  Start to gently challenge other’s point of view  Might develop nicknames, inside jokes, do favors, or buy gifts  Express level of commitment (value relationship) o Integrating  You and other people see the couple as a unit o Bonding  Make outward public commitment about staying together  Very few relationships get to this stage  “Coming apart” o Differentiating  Start to notice all the differences  Doesn’t have to be negative o Circumscribing  Avoiding topics that will cause fights  Keep with safe topics  Ignoring problems o Stagnating  Stop communicating  Feel distanced, misconnected  Living lives independent of each other  Not moving forward or breaking up  This stage can last a long time o Avoiding  Physically avoiding each other  Purposefully scheduling things  Sleeping in separate rooms o Terminating  Both get hurt at different points rd  Use 3 party to help process it Issues in Romantic Relationships  Communication issues o Conflict  Can be good sometimes o Privacy  Hard to navigate what to tell to others and what not to tell o Emotional communication  How much positive and negative aspects  Gottman found the perfect 5:1 ratio  For every 1 negative there needs to be 5 positive interactions to overcome  This ratio produces a happy, stable relationship  Four Horsemen of Apocalypse o If a relationship reaches these points then it can’t get better o Criticism  Attacking person negatively o Contempt  Disgust with the other person o Defensiveness  Always playing the victim  Not owning responsibilities o Stonewalling  Completely shutting out the other person


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