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Comm1_10-20 - Comm 1 Interpersonal Communication What is...

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Comm. 1 10/20/09 Interpersonal Communication What is interpersonal communication? - Usually between two people. - It involves self-disclosure or relational development. - The most “transactional” context - Watzlawick, Beavin, and Jackson’s Model and Dance’s Helical Model show that communication is transactional and circular The Dual Level of IPC - Content level o The ‘what’ of the message o Usually conveyed verbally - Relational Level o Info about the relationship between interactants o Can be conveyed verbally or nonverbally Usually nonverbal The Relational Level (continued) - Relational messages often expressed ambiguously - Can be consistent or inconsistent with content message Attraction in Initial Interaction - What brings us together? o Physical attractiveness o Similarity o Proximity (proxemics—how close you are to them) Uncertainty Reduction Theory (Charles Berger) - Looks at how we begin relationships - Assumes: o We begin with uncertainty o We seek info to reduce uncertainty o
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This note was uploaded on 06/07/2010 for the course COMM 1 taught by Professor Mullin during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.

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Comm1_10-20 - Comm 1 Interpersonal Communication What is...

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