Understanding Interpersonal Communication (Why We Form Relationship…
Understanding Interpersonal Communication
Why We Form Relationship
Characteristics of Interpersonal Communication
What Makes Communication Interpersonal?
number of people involved
Qualitatively interpersonal communication
When people treat one another as unique individuals regardless of the context
Interpersonal Communication in Online Relationship
Reduces the quality and the frequency
Content and Relational Messages
The degree to which people like to appreciate one another
The degree to which we admire others and hold them in esteem
The degree of interest and attraction we feel toward and communicate to others
The amount of influence communicators seek
Communicating about communication
Communication over the Relational Lifespan
A Developmental Perspective
Initial making contact with someone
Started to get acquainted through small talks
Little bit of changes in communication pattern
Started to take an identity as a social unit
Make symbolic public gesture to show the world that their relationship exist
Re-establish individual identities
Communication between member decreases in quality and quantity
Relationship start to stagnate
Stagnating become too far, they start to avoid
A Dialectical Perspective
Connection VS Autonomy
Predictability Versus Novelty
Openness Versus Privacy
Strategies for Managing Dialectical Tensions
Intimacy in Interpersonal Relationship
Dimensions of Intimacy
Male and Female Intimacy Styles
Personal Preferences for Intimacy
Cultural Influences for Intimacy
Self-Disclosure in Interpersonal Relationship
Models of Self-Disclosure
Breadth and Depth: Social Penetration
Self-Disclosure, Self-Awareness, and Relational Quality
Characteristics of Effective Self-Disclosure
Self-Disclosure is Influenced by culture
Self-Disclosure Usually Occurs in Dyads
Effective Self-Disclosure Is Usually Symmetrical
Effective Self-Disclosure Occurs Incrementally
Self-Disclosure is Relatively Scarce
Guidelines for Appropriate Self-Disclosure
Is the other person important to you?
Is the Risk of Disclosing reasonable
Are the amount and type of disclosure appropriate?
Is the disclosure relevant to the situation at hand?
Is the disclosure reciprocated?
Will the effect be constructive?
Is the Self-Disclosure Clear and Understandable
Lies, Equivocation, and Hinting
What surprised you in the reading?
The fact that states how mediated communication actually decrease the quality and quantity of communication when compared to face to face communication. I always thought that mediated communication increase the quantity but decrease the quality of the communication.
What bothered you?
The 10 stages of developmental perspective really bother me. I do think that a relationship could also go vice versa and its not a must for it to go down in the end of the relationship
What confused you?
I am confused in the topic of dialectical perspective