Interpersonal%20Communications-%203300

Interpersonal%20Communications-%203300 - (collectivistic v...

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Interpersonal Communication HPS 3300 Dr. Sean
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Take home messages Communication involves listening, thinking, and reacting (physically and vocally) This is a skill that is learned at a very early age and is part of emotional and cognitive development. It doesn’t just happen, you have to work hard at it!
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Dr. Sean’s Top Communicative frustrations 1. Cascading Generalizations – if some action/word/behavior is bad, then the whole person is flawed “You always” “You never” Instead of addressing the thing said, we make inferences about the general nature of the person. i.e. we attack the person and not the action/thought/behavior. 1. Conversational Specificity “You never listen (what is ‘listening’) to me” “Didn’t you hear (‘’cognitive-perceptual v. emotional intonations) what I said” (emotions not just words) Are the sexes different with respect to these two issues? How? Give examples?
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Barriers to Communication Physical barriers – doors, walls, body parts etc. Perceptual barriers – see the world and how it works differently
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Unformatted text preview: (collectivistic v individualistic perspectives) • Emotional barriers – fear, mistrust, suspicion • Cultural barriers – ethnic, regional • Language barriers – 5,000-6,000 different, some with subtle differences • Gender barriers – Women use 22,000-25,000 words per day – Men use 7,000-10,000 words per day – Neurobiology – Men are left-brained (analytical) thinkers, women use both sides of their brains to communicate. Kinesics, proximics, and gesticulations Kinesics – body position and movement Proximics –space between conversational interactants Gesticulations – hand movements to support communication. Communication zones: – Intimate – 1 to 2 ft away – Personal – 2 to 5 ft away – Social – 5 to 10 ft away – Public - > 10 ft. Think about differences in cultures, ethnicities, religious affiliations, genders, SES levels? How does communication affect out health? Individually, socially?...
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