Chapter 2: Communication and Personal Identity
What is the Self?
Self- multidimensional process of internalizing and acting from social perspectives.
The Self arises in communication with others.
Particular Others specific people who are important to our
Chapter 9: Managing Conflict in Relationships
Defining Interpersonal Conflict
Interpersonal Conflict when people in I-You or I-Thou relationships have different views,
interests, or goals and feel a need to resolve those differences.
Class Notes June 16, 2015
Communication climate: the overall felling or emotional mood between people war or cold,
safe or anxious, comfortable or awkward, accepting or rejecting, open or guarded- that is shaped
by verbal and nonverbal interaction between
Research Paper Lecture
Every research topic should be associated with at least one communication theory from at least
one chapter from your text (self-concept, nonverbal, friendships, romantic relationships, gender,
Rothmans Male Traits
Chapter 5: The World beyond Words
Defining Nonverbal Communication
Nonverbal communication all aspects of communication other than words
Similarities between Verbal and Nonverbal Communication
Nonverbal communication is symbolic
Nonverbal communication is
Chapter 4: The World of Words
The Symbolic Nature of Language
Symbols arbitrary, ambiguous, abstract representations of other phenomena.
The three characteristics of symbols are arbitrariness, ambiguousness, and abstraction.
Arbitrary the words are not in
Chapter 11: Committed Romantic Relationships
Committed Romantic Relationship
Committed Romantic Relationships relationships between individuals who assume that they
will be primarily and continuing parts of each others lives.
Dimensions of Romantic Relati
Chapter 10: Friendships in Our Lives
The Nature of Friendship
Willingness to Invest
Closeness through Dialogue
Closeness through Doing
The Development of Friendship
Chapter 8: Communication Climate The Foundation of Personal Relationships
Features of Satisfying Relationships
Investment what we put into relationships that we could not retrieve if the relationship were
Commitment a decision to remain in a relat
Not as spoiled as most people expect
200% of parents attention
More likely to leave home at early age to avoid smothering
Can play alone without being lonely
Close friend like pseudo-sibling
Comfortable around adults
Cant stand criticism
Class Notes 1 June 1
Interpersonal Needs Theory (William Schultz) our tendency to create/sustain relationships
depends on three basic needs.
1. Control: desire to influence people/events in life.
2. Inclusion: desire to be social and included in groups.
Chapter 6: Mindful Listening
The Listening Process
Hearing a physiological activity that occurs when sound waves hit our eardrums.
Mindfulness being fully present in the moment.
Physically Receiving Messages
Selecting and Organizing Material
Class Notes Committed Romantic relationships
Eros is intense love that usually includes early self-disclosure, sentimental expressions, and quick
falling in love period.
Storge loves grows out of friendship and is characterized by stability
Ludus view lov
Friendships are important relationships in our lives; they are unique because there are no rules,
laws, or institutional structures that create and maintain them.
We expect to invest time, energy, thoughts, and feelings into our relationships.
Chapter 7: Emotions and Communication
Emotional Intelligence the ability to recognize feelings, to judge which feelings are appropriate
in which situations and to communicate those feelings effectively.
Class Notes June 22, 2015
Socialization involves family, peers, school, and the mass media
How the school socializes you can affect your learning style
Consequently your individual learning style affects
Ability to learn in school
Chapter 3: Perception and Communication
Perception is the active process of creating meaning by selecting, organizing, and interpreting
people, objects events situations, and other phenomena.
Perception consist of three processes:
Class Notes June 2, 2015
Our personal identity or the development of our self is like looking into a looking-glass.
The looking glass theory was introduced by researcher Charles Horton Cooley.
The self is a 3 step process: imaging how we appear t
Making a Good Impression: Resumes, Interviews, and Appearance
Step 1: find your dream job
Resume is the first impression an employer has about a prospective employee
Functional resume: list skills in most important order
Chronological resume: list educati
Chapter 12: Communication in Families
Diversity in Family Life
Diverse Forms of Families
Diverse Goals for Families
Cultural Diversity of Family Forms
Diversity of Paths to Commitment
1. Gradual progression with ups and downs
2. Rapid escalation toward ma
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