interpersonal comm1

interpersonal comm1 - Two Views of Interpersonal...

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Two Views of Interpersonal Communication A Situational View or Perspective o Five criteria used to judge whether communication is IP Small # of communicators (dyads- two people) Face to face (close proximity) Maximum sensory inputs (for self) No intermediaries No mechanical devices (phone, internet, TTY, etc.) No third parties (translators, counselors, etc.) Must be capacity for immediate feedback o All Five must be present for IPC More than a dyad (small group or organizational committee) Done from a distance (public speaking or mass comm.) Limited sensory inputs (mass comm.) Intermediaries Mechanical devices (CMC or Mass Comm) Third parties (small group) o Why the situational view is not useful Omits communication we think of as intimate or private Includes communication that is mundane, impersonal or public A Developmental View o Level of Information used to make predictions Cultural – language, beliefs, behaviors shared by a large group
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