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COMM 215 Week 9 Notes

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COMM 215 Week 9 Notes COMM 215

Samantha Pratt
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These are the COMM 215 notes for week 9.
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Samantha Pratt on Thursday March 3, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to COMM 215 at College of Charleston taught by Straumann in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 40 views. For similar materials see Comm, Identity and Community in Journalism and Mass Communications at College of Charleston.

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Date Created: 03/03/16
COMM 215 NOTES Social Penetration: o As a relationship develops o Not familiar/ intimate to intimate o Communication grows Social Exchange: the outcome in the relationship= reward­cost Comparison Level of Alternatives: o Deals with risk o Looking outside the relationship o Considering what can resolve a relationship o A constant calculation o Evaluate why things are the way they are (staying in a  bad relationship) o Explains why people stay or go o Ex: explains why staying in abusive relationships o Explains nature of satisfaction o Help you save relationship Communication Privacy Management Theory: o Sense of ownership to own information o Boundaries are set o Enter into a relationship you give up the ownership of  information o Calculate risk benefit ratio o Only will give up information for a positive result o In the relationship there is boundary coordination o If someone doesn’t follow the boundary rules  (information not going to travel) = in anger =  BOUNDARY TURBULANCE= less trust o The quality of relationships o Close relationship uses boundary coordination Dialectics o A constant tension between two extremes o Visualize­ never ending game of tug­a­war o A healthy dialectic is a game of never ending tug­a­war o Cannot be “one­sided” o Ex: Dr. Dolittle “two headed/ two bodied llama” o Cannot be removed from itself o “Public vs. private” o “Connectedness vs. Separateness” o A balance o If you pulled to far to one side of the dialectic=  dysfunctional/ fall apart o Looking for natural reoccurring tensions in  relationships


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