Developing and Maintaining Relationships

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Ch. 6 Developing and Maintaining Relationships from the book Real Communication

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  • Developing and Maintaining Relationships

    1. 1. DEVELOPING AND MAINTAINING RELATIONSHIPS REAL COMMUNICATIONS by Dan O’Hair AND Mary WiemannTuesday, March 5, 2013
    2. 2. INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS Two individuals interconnect and are interdependent through relationships.Tuesday, March 5, 2013
    3. 3. INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS Interpersonal communication is the exchange of verbal and nonverbal messages between people who have a relationship and are influenced by a partner’s message.Tuesday, March 5, 2013
    4. 4. INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS Your relational network is a web of relationships that connect individuals. family friendship love online friendshipTuesday, March 5, 2013
    5. 5. INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS Friendship is a close and caring relationship between two people that is mutually beneficial and satisfying. available caring honest confidential loyal empathicTuesday, March 5, 2013
    6. 6. INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS Love is a relationship which you have deep affection, passion, and commitment. eros ludus storge pragma mania agapeTuesday, March 5, 2013
    7. 7. RELATIONSHIPS...WHY?? To satisfy basic human needs... We have a need for companionship, to involve others in our lives, and to be involved in other’s lives, or inclusion.Tuesday, March 5, 2013
    8. 8. RELATIONSHIPS...WHY?? To satisfy basic human needs... We have an innate need for intellectual, emotional, and physical stimulation.Tuesday, March 5, 2013
    9. 9. RELATIONSHIPS...WHY?? To satisfy basic human needs... We might enter into relationships in order to fulfill a goal, whether emotional or practical.Tuesday, March 5, 2013
    10. 10. RELATIONSHIPS...WHY?? Proximity Physical attractiveness SimilarityTuesday, March 5, 2013
    11. 11. RELATIONSHIPS...WHY?? Attraction-similarity hypothesis The extent to which we project ourselves to others is a direct result of the attraction we feel toward them.Tuesday, March 5, 2013
    12. 12. RELATIONSHIPS...WHY?? Matching hypothesis We seek relationships with those that have comparable levels of attractiveness.Tuesday, March 5, 2013
    13. 13. RELATIONSHIPS...WHY?? Genetic-similarity hypothesis We tend to form relationships with those of the same ethnic group due to greater genetic similarity.Tuesday, March 5, 2013
    14. 14. RELATIONSHIP DYNAMICS Social exchange of costs and benefits means that you accept the good with the bad. Rewards are the things that benefit you. Costs are the things that upset you.Tuesday, March 5, 2013
    15. 15. RELATIONSHIP DYNAMICS Uncertainty reduction theory says that when two people meet, they try to decrease the uncertainty between them. monitoring proactive strategies indirect strategiesTuesday, March 5, 2013
    16. 16. RELATIONSHIP DYNAMICS Relational dialectics theory is experiencing contradicting or opposing feelings about your partner and about the relationship. Dialectical tensionsTuesday, March 5, 2013
    17. 17. RELATIONSHIP DYNAMICS Dialectical tensions when you have conflicting goals. autonomy vs. connection openness vs. closedness predictability vs. noveltyTuesday, March 5, 2013
    18. 18. WITHHOLDING INFORMATION Social penetration theory When people move from a superficial level in a relationship to a more intimate level.Tuesday, March 5, 2013
    19. 19. WITHHOLDING INFORMATION Communication privacy management theory Describes how you perceive information about yourself and how you disclose or protect it.Tuesday, March 5, 2013
    20. 20. WITHHOLDING INFORMATION Strategic topic avoidance is used to maneuver the conversation away from undesirable topics.Tuesday, March 5, 2013
    21. 21. RELATIONSHIP STAGES Initiating stage Exploratory stage Intensification stage Stable stage partners are integrating and bondingTuesday, March 5, 2013
    22. 22. RELATIONSHIP STAGES Declining stage when things fall apart. uncertainty events interference unmet expectationsTuesday, March 5, 2013
    23. 23. RELATIONSHIP STAGES Repair tactics improving communication focus on the positive reinterpreting behaviors with a more balanced viewTuesday, March 5, 2013
    24. 24. RELATIONSHIP STAGES Termination stage fading of the relationship deathTuesday, March 5, 2013
    25. 25. RELATIONSHIP STAGES Reconciliation spend more time together mediation civil resolution don’t give up mutual interaction miss each otherTuesday, March 5, 2013

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