Rel Comm and Social Exchange 10-5

Rel Comm and Social Exchange 10-5 - Relational...

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Relational Communication
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Characteristics of Relationships Mutual awareness- you both need to think you’re in a relationship Develop through coordinated interaction- creating a relationship identity, all the interactions you’ve had to coordinate an interaction Analyzed and evaluated as they develop- you still wonder what the other person is thinking Influenced by outside forces- the other people in your life will have an effect on your relationship Enabling and limiting Constructed and maintained through communication
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State Models of Relationship Development Characteristics of individuals drive relationship formation and stability. Factors affecting attraction: Proximity- how close people are Similarity- based on attitude, beliefs, interests Complementary needs Temporary states- attracted to people that tend to fill current needs
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Stage Models of Relationship Development Different behaviors are enacted as relationships develop over time
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2011 for the course COMM 200 taught by Professor Theiss during the Spring '07 term at Rutgers.

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