Lecture9 - I. Interpersonal Communication Cont. A....

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I. Interpersonal Communication Cont. A. Relational stages 1. Knapp’s Staircase Model a. Difference in communication at each stage 2. Stages of coming together a. Initiating and experimenting i. Initial display of self, superficial disclosure, small talk, auditions. (Superficial things, surface level). b. Intensifying i. SD increases, nicknames, “we” pronouns, personal idioms, verbal shortcuts (you don’t have to say the whole thing you want to say, you can use shortcuts and they will know what you are talking about). (Friendships or romantic partners) c. Integrating i. Cultivate opinions as couple (“we don’t like apples”); others treat you as couple (both get invited to event), romance, and common property. ii. You can skip over some of the stages but in order from the relationship to progress you will eventually go through them. d. Bonding i. Public ritual, formal binding, social & institutional support. 3. Stages of coming apart a. Differentiating i. Talk about differences, more “me/you” than “we”,
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2010 for the course COMM comm10 taught by Professor Klein during the Spring '10 term at West Valley.

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