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Week 2 Notes

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Week 2 Notes Comm 3010

Sara Notetaker
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Communications Theory
Dr. Linville

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This is a complete overview of the material in chapters 3 and 4 discussed in Dr. Linvill's Comm 3010 course.
Communications Theory
Dr. Linville
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sara Notetaker on Monday September 21, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to Comm 3010 at Clemson University taught by Dr. Linville in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 35 views. For similar materials see Communications Theory in Communication Studies at Clemson University.

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Date Created: 09/21/15
Week 2 Notes Chapters 3 amp 4 Coordinated Management of Meaning 0 Highly interpretive Sociocultural and phenomenological traditions Theorizes communication as a process that allows us to create and manage social reality 0 The stories we tell differ from the stories we live Expectancy Violations Theory 0 Highly objective Sociopsychological tradition o Analyzes how individuals respond to unanticipated violations of social norms Social Penetration Theory 0 Highly objective Sociopsychological tradition As relationships develop intimacy increases through greater self disclosure Uncertainty Reduction Theory 0 Highly objective Sociopsychological tradition Focuses on how communication is used to gain knowledge and create understanding 0 Include 8 axioms and 28 theorems Relational Dialectics 0 Highly interpretive o Phenomenologicaltradition Communication patters between relationship partners are the result of relational dialectics These are contrary or opposing tendencies inherent to all relationships Communication Privacy Management Theory 0 Fairly interpretive Sociocultural and Cybernetic traditions Focuses on how people make decisions regarding revealing and concealing information Rulesbased theory Social judgment Theory 0 Highly objective Sociopsychological tradition A quotselfpersuasionquot theory Proposes that individuals perceive and evaluate ideas by comparing them to current attitudes Elaboration Likelihood Model 0 Highly objective Sociopsychological tradition A model of persuasion describing how attitudes form and change Describes a central and peripheral route to persuasion Cognitive Dissonance Theory 0 Highly objective Sociopsychological tradition Cognitive dissonance quotthe distressing mental state caused by inconsistency between a person s two beliefs or a belief and an acUonquot Dissonance is uncomfortable and individuals attempt to avoid it Coordinated Management of Meaning Four claims of CMM 1 Our communication creates our social world 2 The stories we tell differ from the stories we live 3 We get what we make 4 Get the pattern right create better outcomes The experience of personsinconversation is the primary social process of human life Believes in a pluralistic world and that personsinconversation coconstruct their own social realities and are simultaneously shaped by the worlds they create The moral pressure or sense of obligation a person feels to respond in a given way to what some one else has just said or done quotI had no choicequot quotPeople collaborating in an attempt to bring into being their vision of what is necessary noble and good and to preclude the enactment of what they fear hate or despisequot p 71 0 Coordination takes place when we t our stories lived into the stories lived by others in a way that makes life better from our perspective A critical point in a conversation where what one says next will affect the unfolding pattern of interaction and potentially take it in a different direction The presence or awareness of what participants are making in the midst of their own conversation Paying less attention to what they are talking about and focusing on what they are doing Conversation in which parties remain in the tension between holding their own perspective while profoundly open to the other


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