2-12 axioms of communication

2-12 axioms of communication - The Interactional View...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–6. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
The Interactional View Cybernetic Theory of Relationships
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Background - 1950’s Gregory Bateson (1904-1980) applied cybernetics to animal & human interaction, introduced the concept of metacommunication. Bateson’s research group (c. 1956) Gregory Bateson
Background image of page 2
The Pragmatics of Human Communication (Watzlawick, Beavin & Jackson, 1967) Paul Watzlawick Don Jackson   Janet Beavin Bavelas
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Overview Extended Bateson’s theory to couple & family communication, therapy Relationships as cybernetic systems “Our main point is that interpersonal systems … may be viewed as feedback loops, since the behavior of each person affects and is affected by the behavior of each other person” (p. 31) Homeostasis - Interaction patterns keep the system in balance; maintain status quo Explains why relationships can be hard to change despite efforts to do so (the “system” actively resists change)
Background image of page 4
Example “The Franklin Family” (hypothetical case from Em Griffen, A First Look at Communication Theory
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 6
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 03/17/2009 for the course COMM 3210 taught by Professor Craig during the Fall '08 term at Colorado.

Page1 / 13

2-12 axioms of communication - The Interactional View...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 6. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online