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COM 225 2-24-09 IPC Competence Definitions: o Ethics: Communication decisions are driven by a set of standards regarding moral behavior Schutz’s Theory of Interpersonal Needs o Inclusion: Need to feel worthy of attention and important. Main indicator of attention is eye contact o Control: Need to feel competent and capable of coping with life events o Affection: Need to feel worthy of love Schutz o In childhood, each of these needs is either: o Resolved When needs are resolved, they are not major issues of concern or sources of communication incompetence in adult interactions and relationships o Unresolved Chronic feelings of unimportance and worthlessness. Manifests as Undersocial or Oversocial Undersocials o Systematically seek to maintain physical and emotional distance from others o Withdraw from other people o Feel like they are not worthy and don’t need others reaffirming that o Undersocial Behaviors: o Frowning, gaze aversion, touch avoidance, large personal distance, greetings prefaced with interaction limiters, rapid exits, avoidance of interaction Oversocials o Constantly seek out attention and interaction with others. o Engage in behaviors designed to focus attention on themselves (exhibitionists) o Oversocial Behaviors: o Hyper_ personal disclosure; attention-getting “stunts,” bragging, loud voice, dramatic gestures, intense reluctance to end interactions o Ex: the person in the office who walks you to the elevator, to your car, and then make you talk for longer by your car until you finally shut your door. o
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2009 for the course COM 225 taught by Professor Morrison during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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