Intro to interpersonal Communication (Why do we form relationships?…
Intro to interpersonal Communication
"Interpersonal communication is when people treat one another as unique individuals, regardless of context in which interaction takes place or number of people involved"
Dimensions of interpersonal communication
Where comm. takes place
Measure quality based on length of relationship
The degree to which we like eachother
Degree that parties have power over eachother
Why do we form relationships?
Goals of interpersonal communication
Goals that allow you to complete tasks or get things done
Adapting communication to be perceived in specific ways we want
Striving to maintain a positive relationship
DTR talk Defining the relationship talk
Climates established through interpersonal communication that are unique to specific relationships
Think of Relationship schemata