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Positive Interactions
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Overview Communication Self-disclosure Constructive feedback Gottman’s research In-class Group Assignment #3 “Listen for the Longing”
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Communication What is communication?
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Communication What is communication? a process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs, or behavior (e.g.: the function of pheromones in insects)
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Communication What are the functions of communication in a relationship?
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Communication What are the functions of communication in a relationship? Intimacy Problem-solving Conflict resolution Persuasion
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Communication Verbal: The basic content of the message. Non-verbal: Relationship content of the message.
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Communication Functions of non-verbal communication: Conveying interpersonal attitudes Expressing emotions Meta-communications about the ongoing interaction Negotiating the back-and-forth flow of conversation
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Self-disclosure Gives the listener a view into the internal, subjective world of the speaker or communicates private, personal facts 5 dimensions: Depth Breadth Frequency Duration Valence
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2009 for the course FSHD 257 taught by Professor Payne during the Spring '09 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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