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Portfolio Project Jennifer Davis 8/22/11 COM321: Communication Theory Duvan Arsola
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Portfolio Project People sometimes have problems communicating their ideas and thoughts to other people. If people learn how other people are receiving the messages being told to them, then they might be able to change the way they communicate to get their point across to other people so that the others may understand what they are being told. My motivation for studying communication is learning how to better communicate with people. I learned from this course that Aristotle was a philosopher who saw great potential in one person addressing a group of people. He believed that communication is an art to be studied and that a good speaker was not only persuasive, but also ethical. He stated that all public presentations are some balance of three rhetorical proofs: ethos (ethical), pathos (emotional), and logos (logical). Baxter and Rawlins (1988) say that there are three dialectical forces that must be in balance for the relationship to be successful (Trenholm, 2008). The dialectical forces are called expressive-protective, autonomy-togetherness, and the novelty-predictability dialectics (Trenholm, 2008). Expressive-protective dialectic involves a balance to share personal information and the need to a little privacy (Trenholm, 2008). Autonomy-togetherness dialectic describes how interdependent they want to be with each other (Trenholm, 2008). There needs to a balance of togetherness and being apart from each other (Trenholm, 2008). Novelty- predictability dialectic is how individuals interact with each other and how they fall into patterns of behavior (Trenholm, 2008). After time these behaviors become predictable and they spend
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Portfolio Project most of their time repeating old routines (Trenholm, 2008). This behavior can be positive or it can be negative (Trenholm, 2008). Taking this class I learned that people have their own personal constructs or beliefs about life and the world, and that others shape the way you make decisions about how to act, speak, think and live your life. It is this principle, the way I think, determines how I respond to the world around me - people, places and things. Then the response of feedback you get in life conditions you to make more "constructs" or ways of understanding and looking at the world around you. It is the rules of life that you personally make up for yourself as you go along your way in life based on your experiences in life. When I first meet someone I am very shy and closed off because I am scared of what they may think of me. As I get to know the person, I will start to open up and begin to let the person in to learn a little more about me, and I also begin to care about them. As we become good friends I really open up and invite them into my everyday life and they become more important to me. This is where I think dialectical force expressive-protective comes into to play because
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This note was uploaded on 10/07/2011 for the course COM 321 taught by Professor As during the Spring '11 term at Ashford University.

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