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Watzlawick, Beavin, Jackson (1967) 1 st book of interpersonal communication “one cannot not communicate” Purposive/intentional messages vs expressive/unintentional messages Artifacts – extensions of the self (clothes, furniture) Communicative messages have multiple levels of meaning – both work at same time Content level Literal meaning of the words Relationship level Regardless of channel, we are always offering relationship definitions You are saying how you see the person, the relationship w that person, and how I see myself relative to the other person Example: “Give me the salt!” Content meaning: I need salt for my food Relational meaning: draw conclusions about their mood; bad manners; feel superior than the other person; informal; command not request Response is important too. Negotiating relationships Women focus more on relational meaning than men do
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Unformatted text preview: Nature vs nurture Men are focused on career Women are focused on family values primary caregiver Men cheat more than women it didnt mean anything it was just physical content vs relationship When are we more vs less aware of relational meaning? Early stages of a relationship In times of conflict People dont like conflict. When it arises, we scrutinize everything Hierarchy Upward communication In situations that are important to us Job interview How much should we be in tune to relational meaning? Being oblivious is not good Too much monitoring is not good Need to find a comfortable place in-between to create value Expectancy violations theory If someone acts abnormal, you are going to think more about the interaction and behaviors Answer a phone call during an interview 17:39 17:39...
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