Class 18 - Distressed couples: Gottman’s behavioral...

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Communication 101 Fall 2011 Class 18
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Family Communication
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What is family ?
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What is family communication ?
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Family communication: A definition
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Family Systems Theory Three family subsystems The spousal (marital) subsystem The parental subsystem The sibling subsystem
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The Spousal Subsystem What communication behaviors express and promote closeness and intimacy among spouses?
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What characterizes the communication of distressed vs. nondistressed couples
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Unformatted text preview: Distressed couples: Gottman’s behavioral Cascade Model of Marital Dissolution (The Four Horsemen of Apocalypse) • Two major parenting dimensions: Parental responsiveness (warmth) and parental demandingness (control) Parental Subsystem • Parental responsiveness • Parental demandingness and control • What parental communication behaviors • To sum Assignment 2...
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2011 for the course COMM 101 taught by Professor Lieberman during the Fall '07 term at Rutgers.

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