Comm 1 070611 #6

Comm 1 070611 #6 - Comm 1 070611 #6 INTERPERSONAL COMM...

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Comm 1 070611 #6 INTERPERSONAL COMM (CONT.) Relationship Development - Attraction - Reducing uncertainty - Self-disclosure - Relationship Stages (Knapp’s Model) Relational Dialectics Perspective - Relationships do NOT progress in stages - Always have contradictory feelings in rel’s - Autonomy vs. Connection - Openness vs. Closeness - Predictability vs. Novelty (Certainty vs. uncertainty) - Relational comm. is dynamic process of dealing with these tensions INTERPERSONAL CONFLICT - key: Perceived incompatible goals - Perceived scarce resources Conflict Styles - Escapist - Want to prevent or get away from conflict Autonomy - Conflict Avoidance - Goal: stay away from conflict entirely - Ignores own needs & others’ needs - Avoidance Tactics: - Physical avoidance - Change the subject - Denial - Postponement - Resorting to formal rules - Controlling the process - Gunnysacking - Sarcasm - Conflict Accommodation - Goal: Let other have his/her way; appease - Shows some concern for other, but… - Accommodating tactics
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