Social Information Processing Theory

In real time you cannot do this as easily so it is an

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In real time you cannot do this as easily, so it is an advantage. Over-attribution of similarity (Receiver) o Meeting someone where you have some type of similarity o If we get a little good information about a person we assume the rest is good Halo effect Asynchronous (Channel) o Allows to make and receive this perfect message conveniently and smoothly If you send a text, you can plan out how you will write it and the reader can read it at a time they are free Self-fulfilling prophecy (Feedback) o If you already see them in a certain way, you will act that way towards them, solidifying how they will act Ex: if you think they are wonderful and nice, you will be nice to them, so they will be nice back to you *This is helpful communication between cultures to enforce positivity* Practical Advice Send electronic messages more often to make up for rate difference o It is easier to keep in contact with people who are far away Send e-mails at times that fit the relationship stage and the tone you want to convey.
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  • Spring '08
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  • Interpersonal relationship, real time, Social Information Processing Theory, Late night message, CMC conveying information

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