Real Comm Chapter 6 w/ Narration

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Developing & Maintaining Relationships

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Real Comm Chapter 6 w/ Narration

  1. 1. Developing and Maintaining Relationships
  2. 2.  Explain key aspects of interpersonal relationships Understand how and why we form relationships Understand that every relationship has advantages and disadvantages
  3. 3.  Consider how people in relationships choose to divulge or withhold personal information Outline the predictable stages of most relationships
  4. 4. Theinterconnectionsandinterdependencebetween twoindividuals
  5. 5. The exchange of verbal andnonverbal messages betweentwo people who have arelationship and areinfluenced by their partner’smessages
  6. 6. A web ofrelationships thatconnect individualsto one another
  7. 7.  FamilySmall social group bound by ties of blood, civil contract, and a commitment to care for one another
  8. 8.  Friendship ◦ Close and caring relationship between two people ◦ Perceived as mutually satisfying and beneficial
  9. 9.  Romantic Relationships ◦ Love ◦ Intimacy
  10. 10.  Online Relationships ◦ Virtual relationships ◦ Hyperpersonal communication
  11. 11.  Companionship Stimulation Achieving goals Proximity Physical attraction Similarity
  12. 12.  Costs and rewards ◦ Social exchange of costs and benefits ◦ Rewards  Extrinsic  Instrumental  Intrinsic ◦ Costs
  13. 13.  Reducing Uncertainty ◦ Uncertainty reduction theory ◦ Monitoring ◦ Proactive Strategies ◦ Indirect Strategies
  14. 14.  Dialectical Tensions ◦ Relational dialectics theory ◦ Autonomy vs. Connection ◦ Openness vs. Closedness ◦ Predictability vs. Novelty
  15. 15.  Social Penetration Theory (SPT) How relationships move from superficial levels to levels of intimacy
  16. 16.  Communication Privacy Management Theory (CPM) ◦ We own private information ◦ We control that information
  17. 17.  Strategic Topic Avoidance ◦ Maneuvering the conversation away from undesirable topics
  18. 18.  Initiating Stage ◦ Make contact with another ◦ Many relationships don’t move beyond this stage
  19. 19.  Exploratory Stage ◦ Small talk ◦ Uncertainty reduction
  20. 20.  Intensification Stage ◦ Personal self-disclosure ◦ Share affection verbally ◦ Pet names
  21. 21.  Stable Stage ◦ Integrating or becoming one ◦ Bonding by sharing public messages about relationship
  22. 22.  Declining Stage ◦ Uncertainty Events  Interference  Unmet expectations ◦ Relationship Repair  Repair tactics
  23. 23.  Termination Stage ◦ Passing away Relationship gradually fades ◦ Sudden death Unexpected termination for one partner
  24. 24.  Reconciliation ◦ Spontaneous development ◦ Third-party mediation ◦ High affect ◦ Tacit persistence ◦ Mutual interaction ◦ Avoidance

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