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Week Notes/ Chapter 9

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These notes are what was covered in chapter nine.
Intro to Communication (1302)
Dr. Pineda
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Avery Oliver on Sunday March 20, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 1370 at University of Texas at El Paso taught by Dr. Pineda in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 9 views. For similar materials see Intro to Communication (1302) in Liberal Arts at University of Texas at El Paso.


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Date Created: 03/20/16
The Self ­ A process or system of perspective that is formed and sustained in communication with  others and ourselves.  ­ The self changes over time and experiences.  How Does Communication Shape the self? ­ Self fulfilling prophecy  o Acting out people’s expectations or judgments  o Others   Particular: individuals who matter to us and their influence   Generalized: society and its influence  o Internal dialogues  Our internal communications use social values  o Direct definition   Communication that explicitly label us and our behaviors  o Identity Scripts   Family guides to living and instructions  o Attachment styles   The way we relate to significant others in first relationship with the primary  care giver. o Four Attachment Styles   Secure attachment style   Fearful attachment style   Dismissive attachment style   Anxious­ambivalent attachment style o Reflected appraisals   Attitudes and values of peers play out in the self assessment. o Social comparisons   Process of comparing ourselves with others on specific criteria (skill  appearance, and social identity) o Self­disclosure   Revelation of personal information.  o Johari Window  o Uncertainty Reduction Theory   People find uncertainty uncomfortable.  The motivation rises to use communication to ease that uncertainty.   Indirect and direct strategies reveal information.   Observation.   Self­disclosure.  o Communication with Society  Race  Gender   Sexual orientation   Socioeconomic level 


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