CMN101June25Sm09_Constructivism

CMN101June25Sm09_Constructivism - High cognitive complexity...

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Constructivism CMN 101 Communication Theories Thursday, June 25, 2009
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Constructivism ± A general theory of communication skill Social Perception Skill Message Production Skill
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Cognitive Complexity and Social Perception Skills ± Social perception occurs through interpersonal constructs— cognitive schemes or templates that we fit over social reality to order our impressions of people ± Cognitive complexity—ability to acquire, store, retrieve, organize, and generate information about the social world
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How Complex Is Your Interpersonal Construct System? ± Impression Formation Exercise – Role Category Questionnaire (RCQ) Think of two people about your age whom you know well, one you like and one you don’t like Describe each (in writing) for 5 minutes; focus on aspects of character and personality; skip physical characteristics. Describe the person so a stranger would “know” that person ± Evaluation: Is RCQ a valid measure of cognitive complexity?
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Cognitive Complexity and Message Production Skills
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Unformatted text preview: High cognitive complexity high message production skills Take a moment to imagine what you would say in each of this situation: You are not able to finish a term paper assignment in time. You want to ask your instructor to give you an extension. A friend of yours is dumped by his/her romantic partner and is very upset. You want to give him/her some emotional support. Person-Centeredness Person-centered messagea tailor message for a specific individual and context. Higher PC = greater message production skill Lower PC = lesser message production skill Examples of person-centered messages Persuasion Comforting Beneficial Effects of Person-Centered Messages Contribute to personal & professional success Increase others liking and respect for us Contribute to the health and welfare of others Evaluation of Constructivism Pragmatic implications Methodological limitations Coming up Action Assembly Theory Read OR 1...
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This note was uploaded on 03/15/2012 for the course CMN 101 taught by Professor Feng during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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