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Week 6 Notes

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Week 6 Notes COMM 300

Haley Ruhe
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Intro to Communication Theory
Aimee King

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Date Created: 10/04/15
Social Information Processing Theory 09282015 Explains relationship development through CMC A sip CMC v a gulp F2F face to face Assumption relationships grow only to the extent that people 1st gain info amp then form impressions about the person who disclosed the info 2 features of CMC verbal cues extended time replacement of nonverbal cues CMC verbalonly medium v F2F multiple channels CMC can be just as effective as F2F o Verbal cues make up for all other cues nonverbal that are mlssmg The central variable of SIPT Time 0 Amount v rate 0 Amount of info is the same it s the rate that s different Rate of CMC is signi cantly slower 4x as slow than info exchanged F2F o 2 other time factors that contribute to intimacy o anticipated future interaction 0 chronemic cues how people USE time when interacting with others ex taking 3 days to respond to someone doesn t sit well with most people 0 time only nonverbal that can t be filtered out Hyperpersonal perspective 0 We can form CLOSER relationships via CMC than F2F Selective selfselfpresentation sender 0 Person sending information has the ability to manipulate how they are presented 0 We can present ourselves in a better light 0 Overattribution of similarity receiver Asynchronous channel Selfful lling prophecy feedback Cquue o Lacks predictive validity with negative relational outcomes Heuristic provocativeness new innovations with CMC Basics 0 By Baxter amp Montgomery Assumptions 0 Relationships are composed of opposing tendencies o All relationships have problems that can be reduced but cannot be completely resolved 0 Relationships in a constant state of uxstruggle Relationships are constantly changing De nition of relational dialects o Dialectical tension tension between 2 forces that are uni ed they go together yet are contradictory lnterdependent o Mutually negating Dialectical tensions examples 0 Integration v separation Stability v change 0 Expression v nonexpression lnternal v external tensions Internal tensions within a relationship both persons experience both sides of the tension o Connectionautonomy o Certaintyuncertainty o Opennessclosedness 0 External tensions exist outside relationship Experienced with other people in the community Ex a couple s relationship with parents Inclusionseclusion Conventionaityuniqueness Revelationconcealment How much you tell other people about the relationship Dialogue theory extension 0 Extremely WVII A relationship the communication that takes please between the people in it 0 Relationship isn t affected BY the communication the relationship IS the communication 0 We know what our relationship is based on the dialogue that exists 0 Without dialogue there is no relationship Tensions are a natural product of dialogue 0 Dealing with tensions provides opportunity for dialogue Reactions to dialectical tensions o Denial common 0 Giving up something that someone wants 0 Disorientation o What someone does when feeling overwhelmed Drinking freak out hearttoheart o Spiraling inversion common 0 Go back amp forth between extremes of tensions to focus on o Tine consuming amp difficult to maintain longterm O O O O Segmentation common 0 We separate different aspects of our lives amp then focus on those dialects Ex couple focuses on autonomy at work but then focuses on connection at home Balance 0 Neutralize intensity 0 Compromise approach Each need is met to an extent but never get everything you want Integration 0 Integrate both extremes simultaneously 0 Ex every Friday you try something new set a rule Recalibration 0 Thinking about tensions in a new way 0 Ex I don t want but I need it because so it s actually a good thing Reaffirmation o Accepting the inevitable tensions seeing it as a good thing 0 Ex This issue is good because it s proof that we care


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