Interpersonal Relationships (Why We Form Relationships (Appearance,…
Why We Form Relationships
Characteristics of Interpersonal Communication
What Makes Communication Interpersonal?
Contextually Interpersonal Communication:
Qualitatively Interpersonal Communication
Interpersonal Communication in Online Relationships
Content and Relational Messages
Describing messages that refer to other messages
Communication over the Relational Lifespan
A Developmental Perspective
A Dialectical Perspective
Connection vs Autonomy
Predictability vs Novelty
Openness vs Pivacy
Strategies for Managing Dialectical Tensions
Intimacy in Interpersonal Relationships
Dimensions of Intimacy
Male and Female Intimacy Styles
Research shows that women are more willing than men to share their thoughts and feelings and better at maintaining intimate relationships.
Personal Preferences for Intimacy
Acts of Service
Cultural Influences on Intimacy
In most Asian cultures, emotions involving relationships are typically expressed less directly than in western cultures.
Self-Disclosure in Interpersonal Relationships
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 Occurs Incrementally
Self-Disclosure is Relatively Scarce
Effective Self-Disclosure is Usually Symmetrical
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?
Self-Disclosure: The process of deliberately revealing information about oneself that is significant and that would not normally be known by others.
Lies, Equivocation, and Hunting
I was surprised by how women are more able to maintain relationships with men.
There wasn't anything that bothered me.
I would like to learn more about forming relationships and why.