Intro to Communications, Week 5 Notes
Intro to Communications, Week 5 Notes CO 1013
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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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