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Book review ch6

  1. 1. DEVELOPING AND MAINTAINING RELATIONSHIPS REAL COMMUNICATIONS by Dan O’Hair AND Mary Wiemann Wednesday, October 16, 13
  2. 2. INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS Two individuals interconnect and are interdependent through relationships. Wednesday, October 16, 13
  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. Wednesday, October 16, 13
  4. 4. INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS Your relational network is a web of relationships that connect individuals. family friendship love online friendship Wednesday, October 16, 13
  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 empathic Wednesday, October 16, 13
  6. 6. INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS Love is a relationship which you have deep affection, passion, and commitment. eros ludus storge pragma mania agape Wednesday, October 16, 13
  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. Wednesday, October 16, 13
  8. 8. RELATIONSHIPS...WHY?? To satisfy basic human needs... We have an innate need for intellectual, emotional, and physical stimulation. Wednesday, October 16, 13
  9. 9. RELATIONSHIPS...WHY?? To satisfy basic human needs... We might enter into relationships in order to fulfill a goal, whether emotional or practical. Wednesday, October 16, 13
  10. 10. RELATIONSHIPS...WHY?? Proximity Physical attractiveness Similarity Wednesday, October 16, 13
  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. Wednesday, October 16, 13
  12. 12. RELATIONSHIPS...WHY?? Matching hypothesis We seek relationships with those that have comparable levels of attractiveness. Wednesday, October 16, 13
  13. 13. RELATIONSHIPS...WHY?? Genetic-similarity hypothesis We tend to form relationships with those of the same ethnic group due to greater genetic similarity. Wednesday, October 16, 13
  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. Wednesday, October 16, 13
  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 strategies Wednesday, October 16, 13
  16. 16. RELATIONSHIP DYNAMICS Relational dialectics theory is experiencing contradicting or opposing feelings about your partner and about the relationship. Dialectical tensions Wednesday, October 16, 13
  17. 17. RELATIONSHIP DYNAMICS Dialectical tensions when you have conflicting goals. autonomy vs. connection openness vs. closedness predictability vs. novelty Wednesday, October 16, 13
  18. 18. WITHHOLDING INFORMATION Social penetration theory When people move from a superficial level in a relationship to a more intimate level. Wednesday, October 16, 13
  19. 19. WITHHOLDING INFORMATION Communication privacy management theory Describes how you perceive information about yourself and how you disclose or protect it. Wednesday, October 16, 13
  20. 20. WITHHOLDING INFORMATION Strategic topic avoidance is used to maneuver the conversation away from undesirable topics. Wednesday, October 16, 13
  21. 21. RELATIONSHIP STAGES Initiating stage Exploratory stage Intensification stage Stable stage partners are integrating and bonding Wednesday, October 16, 13
  22. 22. RELATIONSHIP STAGES Declining stage when things fall apart. uncertainty events interference unmet expectations Wednesday, October 16, 13
  23. 23. RELATIONSHIP STAGES Repair tactics improving communication focus on the positive reinterpreting behaviors with a more balanced view Wednesday, October 16, 13
  24. 24. RELATIONSHIP STAGES Termination stage fading of the relationship death Wednesday, October 16, 13
  25. 25. RELATIONSHIP STAGES Reconciliation spend more time together mediation civil resolution don’t give up mutual interaction miss each other Wednesday, October 16, 13

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