SEC. 1 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
*Communication is defined as the process of acting upon information; all creatures
*Human communication is a continuous on-going process of making sense out
of the world and sharing that sense with others.
SEC. 2 RELATIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT
*The first step in relationship development is becoming aware of the other person and forming a
first impression (usually within 30 seconds or less).
*This first impression is based primarily on someones appearance becaus
SEC. 3 SELF-DISCLOSURE AND TRUST
*To develop relationships, we must be willing to self-disclose about our personal lives.
*Self-disclosure involves sharing with others personal information about yourself
that they probably wouldnt know if you didnt tell
SEC. 4 ATTRACTION
*Attachment theory helps to explain how we form relationships with others, based on
the idea that there are several behavioral systems that are universal across
species, including feeding, reproduction, care-giving, and attachment.
Sec. 5 INTIMACY
*Interpersonal relationships develop in stages and are sustained by interpersonal communication
which is an ongoing process, evolving over time, becoming more personal as individuals
interact, yet continuously changing, with no discrete
SEC. 6 DATING AND COURTSHIP
*Romantic relationships begin with dating.
*However, attraction may actually precede contact as we assess the physical
attractiveness of another person, using our filtering devices to
down our potential choices.
COMMUNICATION & INTIMACY
MIDTERM STUDY GUIDE
The exam is 50 points, scantron, multiple choice and true/false. Questions frequently
involve identifying examples of the concepts we have studied. NO MAKEUP EXAMS
without a valid doctors excuse.
This is just
Sec. 7 LOVE AND COMMITMENT
*Self-disclosure leads to trust which leads to intimacy which leads to love, but how do you know
when you are truly in love?
*Love exists when we care as much about our partners as we do ourselves, willingly
supporting and enc
SEC. 8 WEDDING FANTASIES AND MARITAL REALITIES
*During the dating phase of a relationship, a couple experiences passion (the physical
component); during the courting phase, they work toward achieving intimacy
(the emotional component).
*The difficulty g
SEC. 9 ALTERNATIVES TO MARRIAGE
*Marriage means many different things according to ones culture, the time and place,
and the people involved.
*What may seem normal to some may be un-thinkable to others, but no one way
is right or wrong just different.