4_13_HO - 1. 2. 3. 4. “Haven't I...

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Unformatted text preview: 1. 2. 3. 4. “Haven't I seen you somewhere before?” – Relationships Relationships as things we “have” vs. relationships as things we “do” How do “romantic” relationships begin? • attraction • interaction appearance theory Stages of relationship development o initiation o exploration o intensification o formalization/bonding o redefinition How and why relationships develop • non ­interpersonal knowledge < ­ ­ ­ ­ ­> interpersonal knowledge (Miller & Steinberg) • how communication in relationship changes self ­disclosure • social penetration • uncertainty reduction (Berger) • 5. Comm 101 4/13 & 4/18, 2011 Stable relationships o pet names, personal idioms o communication climate defensive vs. supportive o dependencies and counter ­dependencies o progressive and regressive spirals 6. Relational success or failure? 7. What contributes to success? Predictions o emotional communication o immediacy behaviors o gaze and hostility cues What contributes to failure? Conflict behaviors • criticism • contempt • defensiveness • stonewalling Breakups: How do relationships end? Reasons for relationships ending “Passing away” “Sudden death” 8. Relationships in the new millennium o social saturation (Gergen) “imaginary other” “micro ­wave relationships” o the “pure” relationship (Giddens) Comm 101 4/13 & 4/18, 2011 ...
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This note was uploaded on 10/02/2011 for the course COMM 101 taught by Professor Lieberman during the Spring '07 term at Rutgers.

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