Ch: 8 Interpersonal Communication Interpersonal Defined/ The inside of a person, their perceptions ● Exchange of verbal/ nonverbal messages between people who build relationships, share meanings, an accomplished social goals. Impersonal Defined/ Not personal ● Verbal/ Nonverbal messages between people who do not use them to build a relationship upon. Scripts usually Hyperpersonal Defined/ Overly Personal ● Exceed Face to Face relational development in, intimacy and self preservation Relational Network/ Types of relationships you have ● Web of relationships that connect individuals to one another ● Relating Types of Relationships/ What these relationships are defined as ● Relational network: Web of relationships that connect individuals to one another ● Family relationships/ Different for everyone ○ Group bound by ties of blood, civil contract & a commitment to care for and be responsible for one another, often in a shared household ● Friendship relationships ○ Close caring between two people, mutually satisfying and beneficial. ■ Emotional support, companionship, coping w/ stress ■ Qualities of a Friendship 1. Availability 2. Caring 3. Honesty 4. Trust 5. Loyalty 6. Empathy ● Social relationships/ Not a friendship ○ Functional within a situation. You & a Hairstylist, You & a Coworker. ○ Less intimate than friendship ○ Awkward when one partner assumes too much intimacy ● Romantic relationships ○ Love: Deep affection for attachment to another person ■ 6 Categories of love including 1. Eros - Erotic love 2. Ludus - Playful, Casual, “Puppy Love” 3. Storge - Love lacking passion 4. Pragma - Pragmatic love 5. Mania - Obsessive/ Intense love
6. Agape - Selfless love ○ Intimacy: Closeness & understanding of a relational partner ○ The value of love is world wide. It does not seem to really ary per culture like researchers thought it would. ○ Effects: ■ Healing - Stronger immune system/ quicker healing ■ Psychological Health - 1. Few mood swings 2. < Risk of Depression 3. < Levels of stress hormones ■ Physical Health 1. < Risk of Disease (Diabetes, Heart disease) ● Online relationships ○ Social Info Processing Theory: Argues that communicators use unique language and stylistic cues in their online messages to develop relationships that are just as close as those that develop face to face. Often take more time to become intimates ○ Hyperpersonal Comm: Online comm that is even more personal & intimate than face-to-face ○ Allows us to maintain intimacy over a distance Relationships have emotional and physical benefits for people. ● Pet relationships Why do we form relationships? ● Proximity: Nearness you have with someone. People you meet in your dorm, in a bar, at school, etc ● Attractive qualities: What YOU like about a person. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder ● Similarity: shared hobbies, same personality traits, backgrounds, values, appearances ● Personal & Social needs ○ Companionship (inclusion): involving others in our lives and to be involved in the lives of others.
- Summer '21
- Clyde Remmo
- Nonverbal Communication, partner