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Interpersonal Communication

by: Mrs. Pasquale Hahn

Interpersonal Communication SPC 3301

Mrs. Pasquale Hahn
University of Central Florida
GPA 3.79

Harry Weger

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This 5 page Class Notes was uploaded by Mrs. Pasquale Hahn on Thursday October 22, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to SPC 3301 at University of Central Florida taught by Harry Weger in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 42 views. For similar materials see /class/227582/spc-3301-university-of-central-florida in Speech & Communication at University of Central Florida.

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Date Created: 10/22/15
Self Disclosure and Privacy 0 Social penetration theory lntimacy means a really close knowledge and understanding of another person 0 Two types of disclosure Breadth number of topics Depth intimacy of topics 0 Increasing breadth and depth increases intimacy and trust 0 Decisions about disclosing relies on perceived rewards of escalating the relationships Reis and Shaver expand SPT o Disclosures are necessary first part of intimacy creation 0 The way a partner responds to the disclosure will determines whether they disclosure results in increased or decreased intimacy and trust Turn toward person shows they are interested and they care Turn away ignore their disclosure Turn against blame the other person cool fact those who are anti social like serial killers have a hard time recognizing sadness and fear in facial expressions of other people Managing Privacy 0 Why do we need privacy Territory defense Control over impression management Freedom to have own thought Communication Privacy Management Theory 0 Disclosing about other people or saying things that aren t true isn t self disclosure 0 Privacy boundaries mark private and shared information as distinct Some boundaries are thick so little info crosses the boundary Some boundaries are thin so info crosses easily Rules for appropriate disclosure are constructed based on several criteria 0 Culture 0 Motivation 0 Context 0 Riskbenefit analysis 0 Gender People use these rules to decide how much to disclose and how to respond disclosures The coordination of these rules by both people determines how positively people perceive interaction Social Cognition What we say is a reflection of how we think about the situation How we think about the situation is a result of cognitive processes that influence 0 What info we pay attention to o How we organize the info 0 How we give meaning to the info Our communication strategies are fit to the situation though not always conscious well thought ways Attention o Depends on goals for situation 0 Depends on biological or other immediate needs 0 Depend on interest Depend in elements of stimulus Contrast Repetition lntensity Knowledge Structures Schemata are frameworks or for organizing information Like a skeleton holds everything together all the info in a schema is attached to a framework Different types of schemata 0 Person particular individuals or types of people 0 Role social categories also called stereotypes 0 Self a person s view of himherself 0 Event organizes sequences of behaviors in routine situations 0 Relationship help differentiate among different types of relationships or recognize give meaning to behaviors in terms of relationships implications Function of schemata 0 Memory 0 Language understanding 0 Guides interpretation 0 Helps us identify ambiguous cases Conversation Memory Organization Packets 0 Organized around scenes that structure memory for particular types of conversations or events 0 Topics within scenes do not occur randomlyscenes are organized sequentially and topics have a place within each scene Cognitive processes 0 Expectations 0 Attributions o Uncertainty reduction 0 Person perception Sources of Attraction Similarity is much more important than complimentary I Similarity in communication skill I Attitudes and values I Attractiveness age education level religion Complimentary is also important Major histocompatibility index MHC Findings based on scent I More similar in MHC higher chances for divorce and unhappy relationships I Difference attracts I Similarity results in infidelity by females I Birth control masks females ability to detect a difference I Interpersonal needs I Selfexpa ns ion Attractive communication skills I Warmth sensitivity flirtatiousness talkativeness curvilinear preference for similarly skilled communicators Stages of Escalation Initiating Attention Regonition Positioning lnv itations and sexual arousal Resolution


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