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Traditional and modern definitions Trenholm's 2004 definition of interpersonal communication: Two-person, face-to-face interaction Gamble's 2005 characterization: We make personal contacts, build a connection with, and establish a repationship with another individual to satisfy our social needs and realize our personal goals DeVito's 2004 definition: Communication that takes place between persons who have an established relationship, the people are in some way connected Qualitative approaches: Definitions of interpersonal communication that focus on the quality or character of comunication are known as qualitative definitions, IC occurs within the contex t of a relationship Social-cognitive orientation: The mindset or outlook we have during an interaction (Miller&Steinberg, 1975), the approach we take when interacting with another person is based on the available information we have about them and how we use that information in our communication and behavior toward them Cultural information: Based on an individual's perceived cultural memberships Sociological information: Derived from an individual's perceived group memberships Psychological information: Unique to a particular person- in essence what we deem to be their individual qualities Miller& Stenberg 1975: Stimulus discrimination& stimulus generalization Stimulus discrimination: Our communciation and actions towards another individual are based on how that person's unique from others, psychological Stimulus generalization: Base our communication and behavior with another person on how we perceive them as similar to others, sociological&cultural Dialectical distinction: Qualitative perspectives consider interpersonal communication as something that is best viewed as a matter of degree- communication interactions vary in terms of how interpersonal they are Quantitative aprroaches: Definitions of comm that define IC based on the number of people involved and the physical context they interact within Implicitly quantitative, Hybels and Weaver's 2004 interaction with others Exolicitly quantitative, Rothwell's 2004 dyadic comm, it's a transaction that takes plave between two people Dichotonous distinction: Either interpersonal- it involves two people who are interacting face to face, or it's not. Contributions of each approach Dyadic communciation: Two-person communication interactions Willmot 1999 discuses three reasons that dyads are important to the study of IC Dyadic primacy: The tendency for mot interpersonal communication interactions across situations and contexts- even those that involve significantly more than two individuals- to break down into a series of two-person exchanges Dyadic coalitions: Two person relationships that form between members of a larger group for mutual gain Dyadic consciousness: The development of "we" Thinking in a relationship
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Exploring communication in relationships Communication is the fundamental relational process DeFleur, Kearney, Pax 2005 describe the role of communication in relationships using a framework of three processes
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