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Chapter 7: Climates Communication Climate Communication Climate : the emotional tone of a relationship between people - How would you describe your relationship with: o Your mom o Your dad o Your last significant other o Your roommate o Your sibling o Your teacher o Examples : goofy, formal, tense, supportive, warm, serious, affectionate - We construct climate through interaction - Based on communication patterns - We will focus on three: o Confirming and Disconfirming Communication o Supportive and Defensive Communication o Conflict Patterns Confirmation - Convey a person is valued - Three levels: (least confirming to most confirming) o Recognition - recognizing that you exist Ex: Approach someone you know and walk up to them, you’re recognizing that they exist rather than ignoring them. Ex: I had a really bad night with my partner last night and I think we might break up. – You say, “Oh, I see.” recognizing that they exist o Acknowledgement
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