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Scot Strosin
Texas State
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M. Houser

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This 6 page Class Notes was uploaded by Scot Strosin on Wednesday September 23, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to COMM 1310 at Texas State University taught by M. Houser in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 33 views. For similar materials see /class/212762/comm-1310-texas-state-university in Communication Studies at Texas State University.

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Date Created: 09/23/15
Central idea There have been stories and rumors that have traveled all over the world of humans with special talents or gifts that resemble superpowers Stan Lee the creator of marvel comics has taken it upon himself to search for these superhumans and test their powers with the technology available today Initial preview In order to see the meaning behind this search one would have to see the actual super humans and the psychological anatomical or genetic reasons behind their power Transition To begin I wanted to make it clear that not all superhumans were born with their abilities many of them developed these gifts through rigorous mental training let s look at an example that proves a psychological reason behind one s superpower capability A For example Tim Cridland is known to those who ve heard of him as the llMan that feels No Painquot 1 As the name clearly states Tim has the ability to not only prevent any feeling of pain but also to stop his body from bleeding 2 Tim developed this ability through the research and study of the ancient techniques of Indian fakirs the men that lay on a bed of nails walk on hot coals etc He believes that he has mastered their techniques and proved it by skewering himself with a ten inch sharpened bicycle spoke through his arm and then again though in his cheek without any bleeding 3 An algometry test was conducted to determine pain tolerance It is used by applying one end to the top portion of the spinosus process while the doctor applies force to the other end measuring pain tolerance per square inch of pain It can best be described as pushing a hand held scale with a rounded point in the top portion of your spine to determine your pain tolerance 4 A normal person could withstand 80110 square inches of pain The results for Tim were unbelievable His results concluded that he could withstand 781 square inches of pain this is equivalent to four full grown men There is still controversy about ancient techniques used by the fakirs to psychologically block out pain it is still very opinionated Ch 7 CHAPTERSTUDYCHHDESTloandPUGSSITESTZ IDENTIFY and EXPLAIN the verbal and nonverbal indicators of the selfabsorbed COIIlIIl unicator style Selfabsorbed communicator style A dominating communication style in which one focuses attention on oneself Verbal indicators The number of times a person uses the pronoun I instead of quotyouquot or quotwequot 0 EX quotOh you thinkyou re tired let me tell you about the kind of day I had No one s opinion is as valuable or day as bad as the self absorbed communicator s EX quotOh I know exactly how you feel or quotThe same thing happened to me followed by a long story that takes attention away from the original communicator Another indicator is talking ad nauseam about a topic that they have expertise on but bores the listeners This is driven by insecurity and uncertainty Nonverbal indicators Vocal cues increasing volume and dominant body postures to hold their turns at talk and stave off interruptions from others 0 Insensitive to others nonverbal cues 0 Block another person from leaving conversation 0 Online make their posts more frequent and lengthier and control the topic of the conversation O O EXPLAIN the four quadrants of the Iohari Window and know what each one repres ents OPEN quadrant The part ofyourself that you know and have revealed to the other person As a relationship becomes more intimate the Open quadrant grows HIDDEN quadrant The information you know about yourself but have not shared with the other person This quadrant is fairly large initially but as you selfdisclose it shrinks and the Open quadrant grows UNKNOWN quadrant The part ofyourself that you have yet to discover or realize As you learn and selfdisclose more or as others learn more about you this quadrant becomes smaller People who try to come to know themselves have smaller Unknown quadrants BLIND quadrant Real aspects of ourselves that we fail to recognize This quadrant is usually small when someone doesn t know us very well it grows as that person observes more information that is in our Unknown quadrant But as relationships become more intimate the person will reveal their perception of you which encourages the growth of selfknowledge Ch 7 DESCRIBE the role selfdisclosure plays in using the fifth communication Principle Appropriately adapt messages to others When we disclose we make ourselves vulnerable and forfeit control of information We might hurt or insult the other person by saying things he or she finds offensive signal an unintended level of intimacy or damage the relationship with illtimed and inappropriate disclosures Ch 8 IDENTIFY and EXPLAIN the interpersonal communication skills that are most critical for effectiveness in the workplace See how people act at your new job so you get a feel for the environment Princple 1 As we begin to interact with people of varying status in the organization we draw on our most effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills so that we make positive impressions on others Principle 2 and 3 The ability to listen and respond Principle 4 It s important to listen patiently fully and nonjudgmentally at work and to exercise caution before responding so that you respond appropriately Principle 5 Adaptation means you shouldn t talk at work about everything you talk about at home because later they can use that information against you IDENTIFY and EXPLAIN each of the five relational escalation stages preinteraction awareness stage initiation stage exploration stage intensification stage and intimacy stage and note how the five principles apply to each stage Preinteraction Awareness Stage The stage ofbecoming aware of one s attraction to another person and observing that person but not actually interacting Initiation The first contact with a person with whom one desires a relationship usually characterized by asking and answering questions Exploration stage The stage that involves more indepth interactions Intensification stage The stage in which partners begin to depend on each other for selfconfirmation characterized by more shared activities more time spent together more intimate physical distance and contact and personalized language Intimacy stage The stage in which partners provide primary confirmation of each other s selfconcept characterized by highly personalized and synchronized verbal and nonverbal communication Ch 8 IDENTIFY and EXPLAIN each of the five relational deescalation stages turmoil or stagnation stage de39 afinh stage 39 39 39 quot ion stage separation stage and postinteraction stage 391 Turmoil stage increased con ict less mutual acceptance a tense communication climate and an unclear relationship definition stagnation they begin to take each other for granted DeIntensification Significantly decreased interaction increased distance and decreased dependence on one s partner for selfconfirmation Individualization Partners define their lives more as individuals and less as a couple Separation stage Individuals make an intentional decision to minimize or eliminate further interpersonal interaction PostInteraction stage The bottom or final stage in relational deescalation which represents the lasting effects ofa relationship on the self How it affects you afterwards EXPLAIN relational dialectics and be able to identify the three primary tensions in relationships Relational Dialectics A perspective that views interpersonal relationships as constantly changing rather than stable and that revolves around how relational partners manage tensions Three primary tension 0 IntegrationSeparation Autonomy versus Connection 0 StabilityChange Predictability versus Novelty o ExpressionPrivacy Openness versus Closedness Ch 8 DESCRIBE the type of interpersonal power that exists in complementary symmetrical and parallel relationships Ch 8 DIFFERENTIATE assertive communication from aggressive communication and be able to IDENTIFY examples of each type Ch 8 IDENTIFY and DEFFERENTIATE nonconfrontational confrontational and cooperative con ict management styles Ch 8 IDENTIFY and DESCRIBE the eight types of con ict PUGSS RECALL the four con ict management skills including managing emotions managing information managing goals and managing the problem and be able to IDENTIFY the individual steps of each PUGSS IDENTIFY the five stages of the PUGSS con ict management model PUGSS IDENTIFY the following communication behaviors in the PUGSS model Descriptive versus Evaluative Language SelfDisclosing Emotions Perception Checking Paraphrasing Nonverbal Responsiveness and Adapting PUGSS IDENTIFY how the PUGSS model allows you to utilize the second Communication Principle Effectively use and interpret verbal messages PUGSS IDENTIFY and DESCRIBE the five components ofinterpersonal con ict expressed struggle perceived incompatible goals perceived scarce rewardsresources interdependence and climate of competition Ch 10 DEFINE the functional approach to group communication Ch 10 IDENTIFY the siX functions effective group members perform Ch 10 DIFFERENTIATE structure and interaction within the group process and EXPLAIN the relationship between the two Ch10 RECALL the five steps to John Dewey s re ective thinking process to group problem solving identify and define the problem analyze the problem generate creative solutions select the best solution take action Ch 10 DIFFERENTIATE brainstorming and the nominal group technique Ch 10 DEFINE consensus and RECALL the primary strategies that may help a group reach consensus Ch 10 DEFINE groupthink and IDENTIFY five key communication symptoms that characterize groupthink Ch 10 RECALL some of the communication strategies to overcome groupthink Additionally be able to describe how Principle One Be Aware ofyour Communication with Yourself and others can help with managing groupthink Ch 10 EXPLAIN and DIFFERENTIATE the trait functional styles situational and transformational approaches to understanding leadership Ch 10 IDENTIFY three steps to managing meeting structure determine meeting goals identify what needs to be discussed to achieve the goal and organize the agenda Ch 10 IDENTIFY and EXPLAIN some of the communication skills to managing meeting interaction gate keeping metadiscussion sensitize group to elapsed and remaining time brainstorming and nominal group technique


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