COM 134 Final Review- Part 1

COM 134 Final Review- Part 1 - Introduction to Speech...

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Introduction to Speech Communication Unit 3: Communication in Contexts Exam 3 Review Sheet: Chapters 8, 10-12 Chapter 10: Communication in Personal Relationships How are relationships of circumstance and relationships of choice different? Circumstance : exist because of situations or circumstances (conditions) o “I am a group member because he put us in these groups because we’re in this class” Choice : you select to initiate, maintain, or dissolve relationship o No force acting upon you, its now your decision Can move from circumstance to choice and vice versa What are turning points? What do they do? What are some examples? Turning points : moves a relationship toward or away from intimacy o These are events & experiences that cause relationships to become more or less intimate Romantic relationships : o Toward intimacy o Away from intimacy meeting & disliking dates friends, discovering infidelity Friendships: o Toward increased closeness taking a trip together, participating in a common activity, sharing information o Decrease closeness moving apart, conflict What are relationship trajectories? What are the stages of relational escalation? What are the stages of relational de-escalation? Be able to describe differences in relational development. Relationship trajectories : Relational Escalation o 1.) Pre-interaction awareness : no interaction or current relationship; you become aware of the other person, but there’s no interaction Ex: You might observe someone, ask others about him or her, look them up on Facebook & find information without actually talking to them. o 2.) Invitation (Initiation Communication) : people verbally & nonverbally express interest in interacting with the other person
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Ex: flirting will take place, people will assess amount of attraction they feel; typically get to know you routine-introduce themselves, maybe ask other out on a date o 3.) Exploration : an exchange of information about each other where people explore the possibilities of a relationship Ex: where superficial self-disclosure takes place (school, likes/dislikes, etc.), share peripheral details about yourself, little physical contact, maintain social distance; usually consists of first dates or maybe some phone calls o 4.) Intensification : further interaction & self-disclosure where the relationship gains depth as a result of increasing amount of intimacy of interaction Ex: people tend to idolize their partner, see them as more wonderful or perfect than they really are; people start to use more personalized language, such as “we” opposed to “I”; engage in more risky self-disclosure o 5.) Revising : people engage in more realistic conversation about a relationship Ex: this is where they start asking whether or not they want to move to a more committed relationship. Decision making process- want to move to exclusive relationship? They ask their
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