Chapter 9 Dynamics of Interpersonal
Why we form relationships
Most people claim that we should judge others on the basis of how they act, not how they
However, reality is quite different.
Appearance is especially importan
Chapter 1: The process of human communication
1. Define the term communication.
Communication has been broadly defined as the sharing of experience, and to some
extent all living organisms can be said to share experience. What makes human
Factors of Interpersonal Attraction
Proxemics (students who live in the end of the hallway had fewer friends than
people who lived in the middle of the hallway)
Students who li
What are the effects and difficulties of multicultural diversity in a workplace?
By: Colina Tracey
The effects and difficulties of multicultural diversity in a workplace (Topic # 45)
Original topic: Multicultural Environment in Workplace
CHAPTER 4: VERBAL COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE
UNDERSTANDING VERBAL COMMUNICATION
Verbal communication: involves the sending and receiving of messages with
Non verbal communication: Involves the sending and receiving of wordless
messages that can be c
Language shapes culture
Language can be authoritative- it tells us the rules of communication with
particular others in certain communication contexts
Tells us who people are, their place in society, and how we should interact
Sapir Whorf Hypothesis: L
CONNECTING LANGUAGE AND GENDER
Sex is a biological feature (chromosomes etc)
Gender: a social construct that creates a set of expectations for
Men: approach the world as individuals in a hierarchal social order in
which they are ei
Intimacy and Impression Management
Self disclosure: when we tell someone something about our self that
they would not know unless we told them.
The Johari Window
A model for understanding levels and types of self-disclosure
Open- all the information th
Paraphrase: restating someones ideas or feeling in your own words-feedback
Encourage others to share- allows speaker to share what they are thinking
Offer support show we are committed to them regardless of their
Select a safe environment
Message complexity: contains complex ideas, numerous details and new
skills requires more attention
Trigger words: words that stimulate a negative emotional reaction in
Receiver based challenges
External and internal things
can learn to tolerate disagreement and differences in others which
prevents us from labeling choices as immoral or moral.
Ethical Communication as Competent Communication
Ethical communicators are more competent communicators.
The success of every relat
We Draw conclusions about individuals
Prejudice: a definitive negative attitude toward a group
Discrimination: unfair treatment of a given group of people based on
You select certain stimuli more than others
You tend to see what yo
Self image: the mental picture you have of yourself
A high sense of self worth has been associated with higher grades
Our self image is the result of our beliefs relating to our appearance
Reflected appraisal accepting
Chapter 3: The Verbal Message
1. Know connotation & denotation
Denotation: the primary associations a word has for most members of a given linguistic
Connotation: secondary association a word has for one or more members of that
Chapter 8 Emotions
What are emotions?
1. Physiological Changes
When a person has strong emotions, many bodily changes occur.
Heart rate, blood pressure, sweat, slow digestion, etc.
2. Non verbal reactions
Not all physical changes that accompany emotions a
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. Describe brainstorming and groupthink.
o Brainstorming all ideas are relevant, at least initially
o Groupthink a mode of thinking that occurs when people are
deeply involved in a cohesive grou '
p and desnre for '
Communication 100: Introduction to Communication Studies (Fall 2013)
(Tentative*) Lecture Schedule and Reading Assignments
27-Aug Introduction, defining
29-Aug Ways of knowing
Created in 1978, Knapps relational development model (1984) attempts to
explain the different stages of a relationship using the basic concepts of the Social
Penetration Theory. The model is made up of 10 stages with each stage
Nov 7: Interpersonal comm perception
Human Communication textbook, Chapter 2
1. Know the difference between perceptual filters and psychological sets.
Perceptual filters: our capacity to perceive what someone else is saying. Interpreting
things wrong. Mis
Communication research methods
1. Know the six characteristics of scholarly research according to Frey et
This chapter is about methods of discovery methods professional scholars use to further
their understanding of communication as well as methods yo