notes 11 - person who has them Fallacy of helplessness –...

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Interpersonal Communication The Basics Lecture Material by Kevin Skidmore Emotions, Thinking, Feeling, and Communicating Debilitative emotions – emotions that prevent a person from functioning effectively Emotional contagion – the process by which emotions are transferred from one person to another Facilitative emotions – emotions that contribute to effective functioning Fallacy of emotions – emotions that contribute to effective functioning Fallacy of approval – the irrational belief that it is vital to win the approval of virtually every person a communicator deals with Fallacy of catastrophic expectations – the irrational belief that the worst possible outcome will probably occur Fallacy of causation – the irrational belief that emotions are cause by others and not by the
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Unformatted text preview: person who has them Fallacy of helplessness – the irrational belief that satisfaction in life is determined by forces beyond ones control Fallacy of overgeneralization – irrational beliefs which (1) conclusions (usually negative) are based on limited evidence, or (2) communicators exaggerate their short comings Fallacy of perfection – the irrational belief that a worthwhile communicator should be able to handle every situation with complete confidence and skill Fallacy of should – the irrational belief that people should behave in the most desirable way Self-talk – the non-vocal process of thinking on some level, self-talk occurs as a person interprets another’s behavior...
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2011 for the course COMM 221 taught by Professor Kevinskidmore during the Fall '09 term at Boise State.

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