Comm Outline Chapter 9

Comm Outline Chapter 9 - Chapter 9: Interpersonal...

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Chapter 9: Interpersonal Communication The Social Setting - Norms: - norms ~ rules, whether implicit or explicit, about behavior; rules from which we develop certain expectations about how people will act; for every aspect of human life - exist on a number of social levels and are often transferred from one relationship to another - norms in an intimate relationship are made unusually explicit - some couples formalize such norms in a personal marriage contract or prenuptial agreement - may seem that contract will minimize power struggles
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and conflicts, but normative agreements may have to be changed as the people who made them change - disruptive power ~ power one person has to keep the other from doing what he or she wants to do - when both have high disruptive power, tend to establish a greater number or normative agreements because both know that overuse of their power can destroy the relationship - norms are guidelines that limit and direct behavior; they allow us to establish standard operating procedures that make behavior of others more predictable and decrease the need for communicating - Roles: - role ~ a set of norms that applies to a specific subclass within the society
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- expected vs. enacted roles: - people interpret their roles differently - some roles more central to us than others - intensity with which a person takes on various roles differs: - some will be enacted casually, with little or no involvement - others with great commitment - the roles we don't enjoy playing are those that create conflict - two types of role conflict: - interrole conflict ~ occupying two (or more) roles that entail contradictory expectations about a given behavior - demands of each role are known; they conflict, and one must be
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chosen over the other - intrarole conflict ~ contradictory expectations concerning a single role The Dialectics of Relationships - dialectical approach ~ views of relationships in terms of sets of contradictory of opposing impulses that create tension between two people - Autonomy/connection: - we want to be connected with others
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