Chapter 8 - Interpersonal Context (Final)

Chapter 8 - Interpersonal Context (Final) - Chapter 8...

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Chapter 8 Interpersonal Contexts 1. Interpersonal Communication 1. Must comm. Majors consider this to be the least important. 2. People communicate in the ways in which their parents communicate, but not all families communicate well, so some people develop poor communication skills as a result 3. Impersonal comm. Research is different than in other fields. 1. Ex. In persuasion, the goal is see how a message can influences attitude towards the topic – can we influence people to have positive or negative attitudes towards the topics. 1. Persuasion researcher use semantic differential scales; however, impersonal communication do not use semantic scales, nor do they care about topic of conversation 2. Interpersonal researcher look at how the patterns of communication effects the kind of relationship or a skillful communication scholars 1. The type relationship we have is reflected in the communication – whether their affection, intimacy, or trust. 2. How we communicate determines the type of relationship we have. 3. In some patterns outcome there are high levels of relationship dimension and some in case physical violence. 1
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Chapter 8 Interpersonal Contexts 2. Introduction 1. How does interpersonal research differ from persuasion research? 1. Persuasion research Focus es 1. On meaning the attitude change to a persuasive 2. Interpersonal research looks at the patterns of communication 2. Interpersonal Theory and Research Focuses on: 1. How communication patterns: 1. Reflect the kind of relationship people have. 2. Affect the relational outcomes such as satisfaction, intimacy, trust and violence. 2. How communication affects the relational development, maintenance , and racial disintegration 1. Type of communication behaviors in interpersonal relationships dictates the level of intimacy or some patterns lead to discrimination. 3. How communication affects the e scalation and de-escalation of conflict . 4. Check book missed section 3. Theoretical Foundations. Palo Alto Group : Watzlawick Axioms 1. One cannot not communicate [ Foundations, Watzlawick] 2
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Chapter 8 Interpersonal Contexts 1. His theory applies to situation where we have two people face to face in a conversation. When two people have access to verbal and nonverbal cues, it is impassable not to communication 1. BF and GF Friend. Girl ask Guy, “What are you mad a” 1. Because communication involves more than just words, one reluctance to communicate or silence still constitutes communication according to Watzlawick. 1. The facial, gestural nonverbal behaviors are considered communication in Watzlawick opinion. 2. Every communication has content and relationship message. [ Foundations, Watzlawick] 1. The content message refers to words and 2. the relationship talks about nonverbal 3. Ex. Learning how to Drive. 1.
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