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Click to edit Master subtitle style 4/7/11 SFL 160: Communicating in Families
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4/7/11 This Week A focus on an essential family process: communication How do we communicate? How do families communicate?
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4/7/11 Communication Communication involves the interactions we have with others. Interaction broadly defined Communication is not just about what we say. What are all the ways that we communicate? Communication involves sending
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4/7/11 Overt Messages What we say : We tend to focus on the overt messages of communication Words we use; explicit messages What is the purpose of spoken language? The overt messages we send are typically referred to as
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4/7/11 Intent (Covert) Messages Although content matters, a large portion of communication is left unspoken Intent messages, implicit communication, covert messages Uncomfortable silences Almost everything about ourselves communicates something.
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4/7/11 Communication using Symbols Covert messages work because we understand that much communication is done via symbols We trust that decoding will happen.
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