Week_1_-_The_IPC_Process

Week_1_-_The_IPC_Process - COMM 20113 Dr. Schrodt p. 1 WEEK...

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COMM 20113 – Dr. Schrodt p. 1 WEEK 1 – THE INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION PROCESS Why study interpersonal communication? Interpersonal communication is “the life blood of meaningful relationships in personal, social, and professional contexts” (Wood, 2007, p. 10). Being skilled in IPC can improve (Beebe et al., 2005): o Relationships with family o Relationships with friends and lovers o Relationships with colleagues o Physical, mental, and emotional health We communicate and develop relationships with others in order to meet a variety of needs. Schutz (1966) identified 3 fundamental human needs: affection, inclusion, & control. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs 1. Physical needs of survival a. Safety and protection i. Belonging 1. Self-esteem a. Self Actualization MODELS OF INTEPERSONAL COMMUNICATION Linear models - QuickTime ) and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. This model portraits communications as linear and static phenomenon. Interactive models - Schramm’s (1955) Fields of Experience Model.
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COMM 20113 – Dr. Schrodt p. 2 Communication is a shared experience, where we can only communicate when we have some shared field of experience. Transactional models
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