Chapter_13_Interpersonal

Chapter_13_Interpersonal - To Communicate or Not to...

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To Communicate or Not to Communicate: Relational Formation & Communication
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Relationship Motivation Theories Uncertainty Reduction Theory Cost-Benefit Theories Need-Based Theories
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Uncertainty Reduction Theory (Charles Berger) Driven by need to make sense of world Communicate to predict or explain other’s actions
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Uncertainty Reduction Situations (Charles Berger) Anticipate future action Incentive value Deviance
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Uncertainty Reduction Strategies (Charles Berger) Passive strategy Active strategy Interactive Strategy
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Cost-Benefit Theories Predicted Outcome Value Theory (Sunnafrank) Social Exchange Theory (Thibaut & Kelley)
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Social Exchange Theory Assumptions: Predictable rewards/costs Self interest motivates Economic model of relationships: R – C = RG satisfactory satisfactory unsatisfactory unsatisfactory
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Theory of Interpersonal Needs (Schutz) Humans possess 3 needs: Inclusion Affection Control Needs are dynamic Needs exist along continuum
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Inclusion Belonging Attention Interaction In vs. Out
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course COMS 111 taught by Professor Sharp-penya during the Spring '07 term at Abilene Christian University.

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Chapter_13_Interpersonal - To Communicate or Not to...

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