Lecture 2

Lecture 2 - L ecture 2 Theory: Used to predict or explain...

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Lecture 2 Theory: Used to predict or explain behavior Martin Buber – 3 ways in which we communicate o I-IT – type of communication you use when going to starbucks, subway, etc. Not building a bond with this person You will not remember who they are Very impersonal Designed to get what you want or need Content level of communication o I-YOU – most of our conversations fall in this category This is the main one we use Goal is to try and build a relationship Doesn’t have to be a lifelong relationship Goal is to share things about ourselves More personal o I-THOU – only a few people have this Highly personal communication We use this with best friends You know a lot about one another because you both have shared Incredibly personal o Communicate differently depending on our relationship Definition of Interpersonal Communication: Selective, systematic, unique and ongoing process of transaction between people who reflect and build personal knowledge of one another and create shared meaning
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