Interpersonal Communication

Interpersonal Communication - Introduction to Communication...

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Unformatted text preview: Introduction to Communication and Information Processes 04:189:101:03 Quiz 2 Closed Book but One Page of notes Session, Discussions, Videos, Readings Chap 3,4,10,11 15 Multiple Choice/True-False Questions 45 minutes Key Ideas :- concepts of nonverbal comm from movie clip Defining a theory Importance of models Key Communication Models Theory vs. Practice Interpersonal communication definitions Interpersonal communication variables Key Interpersonal Communication Variables Self-Concept- how we view ourselves and how we view others Conversations Language- non verbal comm Non-Verbal Elements Listening Trust-other people Power- causes conflict Conflict Interpersonal Communication Defined Dyads Interpersonal Competence state where you have mastered interpersonal communication skills Characteristics of Interpersonal Communication Dynamic goes back and forth (upwards and downwards, not linear) Unrepeatable and irreversible- once say something in convo cant take it backcan apologize Learned something that you can build over time Wholeness and Non-Summativity- the sum is more important than the parts. Ex. Have friend, the overall interactions over time make up that relationship and are more important than one single conversation Five Communication Axioms 1. You cannot not communicate. (if you ask someone a question and they dont respond, that lack of response is a form of communication) 2. Every interaction has a content dimension and a relationship dimension.(actual content that you exchange that has a certain meaning, but that same content can have a different importance depending on who you are interacting with 3. Every interaction is defined by how it is punctuated. (way perceive is also critical for outcome) 4. Messages consist of verbal symbols and nonverbal clues. Interactions are either symmetrical or complementary. 5. Interactions are either symmetrical or complementary ( if you are angry that person could also be angry , or you are calm and person is angry) Cultural Awareness and Mediated Reality Individualist Cultures stress individual initiative and achievement. Important to keep in mind w/ someone in diff culture Collectivist Cultures stress loyalty to a group. High-context Cultures (Eastern) stress tradition and interpersonal harmony; communication style is indirect. (context more important than content) Low-context Cultures (Western) stress explicit, direct communication. (content more important than context) Role of the Media Dealing with different personalities Open Communicator- Closed Communicator Feedback and Self-Disclosure Communication Styles Feedback Feedback Rarely Discloses Discloses Excessively Rarely Seeks Feedback Seeks Excessive Feedback Disclosure Disclosure The Closed Communicator...
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