Psyc. 3110 Communication Styles

Psyc. 3110 Communication Styles - The Psychology of...

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The Psychology of Interpersonal Behavior Psyc 3110 4 Communication Styles ( from Core Communication by Miller S. and Miller P.A. (1997) Miller and Miller (1997) have looked at how people communicate and they have noticed 4 typical styles of speaking and listening. They posit that all messages have 2 parts, the content of what you are saying (information conveyed in words) and the manner in which the information is conveyed (how it is said) . They further suggest that your style can have a profound impact on how a message is perceived. Think about the times you hear someone say something very serious in a joking manner. Think about your reaction to that serious message, it is typically a different reaction than if the message is conveyed in a non joking manner. This handout identifies and defines the 4 major communication styles. By knowing what style you or someone else is using, you can decide if the style is fitting your needs and if it isn’t, you can change to a different style. Remember, it often only takes one person to change an interaction. Style I:
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