oct 28 notes - October 28, 2009 Chapter 10 Personal...

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October 28, 2009 Chapter 10 Personal Relationships Understanding relationships foundation of society -Personal vs. Social (impersonal) - social : interacting according to social rules, we aren’t treating the person as a unique individual but interacting with someone based on a social role. Ex. server taking your order, you act scripted with them, not personal. - personal : voluntary commitment between irreplaceable individuals, different level of comm. because its not based on scripts, its unique. Choosing to act as unique individuals. -Circumstance vs. Choice - Circumstance : exist because of situations or circumstances. Ex. our groups, we were put in them, didn’t get to choose. - Choice : select to initiate, maintain or dissolve. Actively choose these relationships Relationship Trajectories -Relationships are dynamic –communication changes throughout relationships, towards end, and beginning, the relationships are going through different phases. -each relationship is different (face book) -there are core similarities, if we step back far enough, the way relationships are dynamic can be similar.
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