notes 8 - Interpersonal Communication The Basics Lecture...

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Interpersonal Communication The Basics Lecture Material by Kevin Skidmore CONCEPTS Intimacy and Distance in Relational Communication Intimacy – a state of personal sharing arising from physical, intellectual, and/or emotional contact Johari Window – a model that describes the relationship between self-disclosure and self- awareness Openness-privacy dialectic – the tension between the need for disclosure and the need for privacy in a relationship Predictability-novelty dialectic – the tension between the need for stability and the need for novelty in a relationship Self-disclosure – the process of deliberately revealing information about oneself that is significant and that would not normally be known by others Social penetration – a model that describes relationships in terms of their breadth and depth Improving Communication Climates Cognitive dissonance – an inconsistency between two conflicting pieces of information, attitudes, or behaviors. Communicators strive to reduce dissonance often through defense
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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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