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Unformatted text preview: Influence in Interpersonal Relationships April 11, 2011 Advice= persuasive communication Ex: which classes o What career paths o Where to live in Austin o What to do this weekend o How to handle relationship problems We give advice to o Parents o Friends o Partners o Professors What makes advice good or bad Sometimes is it the content o Take two ibuprofen for that backache VS take twenty ibuprofen o =&gt; the message. o One is accurate, one is harmful Also the communicative act of the advice matters o Who is talking to whom, what is the situation is, how the advice is worded o =&gt; the Meta-Message Amys Answering Machine What is good and bad? o She wants her daughter to be safe/healthy o Meta message undermines her maturity and autonomy as an adult What might amy infer from her mothers advice Even if it is meant to be supportive, advice can be frustrating, insulting, condescending Why might advice be problematic o Advice is about more than giving and receiving helpful information o Could imply incompetence To whom do we give advice most freely and freq.? o Children o Advice can threaten a persons self image as mature and competent Interfere w the persons identity goals Dilemmas of Advice Research on advice from a communication perspective goldsmith fitch Dilemma #1: Being helpful and caring vs butting in On one hand o Showing concern On the other hand o Being nosy o...
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- Spring '11
- Psychology, Politeness theory, physically abusive parents, negative face thoughts, Advice= persuasive communication, positive redress man