CFS 240 Chapter 08 - CHAPTER 8 COMMUNICATION &...

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I. What is Communication? A. Exchange of meaning between people - meaning & message not always congruent B. “All behavior” - all behavior is communication (gestures, posture, eye contact) C. Not inborn – but learned D. Intent = Impact – for effective communication II. Four Components A. Sender (intent - message) B. Receiver (impact - meaning) C. Messages have both . D. Feedback III. Special Communication A. Sex Talk - contributes to relationship satisfaction B. Talking Barriers - shyness, aggression, trust, expectations, conflict C. “Mutual Empathy” - partners care deeply and appreciate that caring IV. Difficulty of Sex Talk A. Socialization - multigenerational patters B. Language - terminology – an appropriate sexual vocabulary 1. to avoid fear of criticism/rejection C. Vulnerability V. Kicking-off “Sex Talk” A. Talk about Talking - comfort level, sensitivity B. Read and Discuss - information exchange C. Media - movies, books
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CFS 240 Chapter 08 - CHAPTER 8 COMMUNICATION &...

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