DEVELOPING ANDMAINTAINING RELATIONSHIPS         REAL COMMUNICATIONS     by Dan O’Hair AND Mary Wiemann
INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS  Two individuals  interconnect and are  interdependent  through relationships.
INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS  Interpersonal  communication is the  exchange of verbal and  nonverbal messages  between peop...
INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS  Your relational network  is a web of  relationships that  connect individuals.      family   ...
INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS  Friendship is a close  and caring relationship  between two people  that is mutually  benefici...
INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS  Love is a relationship  which you have deep  affection, passion, and  commitment.      eros  ...
RELATIONSHIPS...WHY??To satisfy basic humanneeds...  We have a need for  companionship, to  involve others in our  lives, ...
RELATIONSHIPS...WHY??To satisfy basic humanneeds...  We have an innate  need for intellectual,  emotional, and  physical s...
RELATIONSHIPS...WHY??To satisfy basic humanneeds...  We might enter into  relationships in order  to fulfill a goal,  wheth...
RELATIONSHIPS...WHY??ProximityPhysical attractivenessSimilarity
RELATIONSHIPS...WHY??Attraction-similarityhypothesis    The extent to    which we project    ourselves to others    is a d...
RELATIONSHIPS...WHY??Matching hypothesis    We seek    relationships with    those that have    comparable levels    of at...
RELATIONSHIPS...WHY??Genetic-similarityhypothesis    We tend to form    relationships with    those of the same    ethnic ...
RELATIONSHIP DYNAMICS            Social exchange of costs            and benefits means that            you accept the good...
RELATIONSHIP DYNAMICS            Uncertainty reduction            theory says that when two            people meet, they t...
RELATIONSHIP DYNAMICS            Relational dialectics            theory is experiencing            contradicting or      ...
RELATIONSHIP DYNAMICS            Dialectical tensions            when you have            conflicting goals.               ...
WITHHOLDING INFORMATION Social penetration theory     When people move     from a superficial     level in a     relationsh...
WITHHOLDING INFORMATION Communication privacy management theory     Describes how you     perceive     information about  ...
WITHHOLDING INFORMATION Strategic topic avoidance is used to maneuver the conversation away from undesirable topics.
RELATIONSHIP STAGESInitiating stageExploratory stageIntensification stageStable stage     partners are     integrating and ...
RELATIONSHIP STAGESDeclining stage whenthings fall apart.    uncertainty events    interference    unmet    expectations
RELATIONSHIP STAGESRepair tactics     improving     communication     focus on the     positive     reinterpreting     beh...
RELATIONSHIP STAGESTermination stage    fading of the    relationship    death
RELATIONSHIP STAGESReconciliation     spend more time     together     mediation     civil resolution     don’t give up   ...
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    1. 1. DEVELOPING ANDMAINTAINING RELATIONSHIPS REAL COMMUNICATIONS by Dan O’Hair AND Mary Wiemann
    2. 2. INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS Two individuals interconnect and are interdependent through relationships.
    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.
    4. 4. INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS Your relational network is a web of relationships that connect individuals. family friendship love online friendship
    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
    6. 6. INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS Love is a relationship which you have deep affection, passion, and commitment. eros ludus storge pragma mania agape
    7. 7. RELATIONSHIPS...WHY??To satisfy basic humanneeds... We have a need for companionship, to involve others in our lives, and to be involved in other’s lives, or inclusion.
    8. 8. RELATIONSHIPS...WHY??To satisfy basic humanneeds... We have an innate need for intellectual, emotional, and physical stimulation.
    9. 9. RELATIONSHIPS...WHY??To satisfy basic humanneeds... We might enter into relationships in order to fulfill a goal, whether emotional or practical.
    10. 10. RELATIONSHIPS...WHY??ProximityPhysical attractivenessSimilarity
    11. 11. RELATIONSHIPS...WHY??Attraction-similarityhypothesis The extent to which we project ourselves to others is a direct result of the attraction we feel toward them.
    12. 12. RELATIONSHIPS...WHY??Matching hypothesis We seek relationships with those that have comparable levels of attractiveness.
    13. 13. RELATIONSHIPS...WHY??Genetic-similarityhypothesis We tend to form relationships with those of the same ethnic group due to greater genetic similarity.
    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.
    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
    16. 16. RELATIONSHIP DYNAMICS Relational dialectics theory is experiencing contradicting or opposing feelings about your partner and about the relationship. Dialectical tensions
    17. 17. RELATIONSHIP DYNAMICS Dialectical tensions when you have conflicting goals. autonomy vs. connection openness vs. closedness predictability vs. novelty
    18. 18. WITHHOLDING INFORMATION Social penetration theory When people move from a superficial level in a relationship to a more intimate level.
    19. 19. WITHHOLDING INFORMATION Communication privacy management theory Describes how you perceive information about yourself and how you disclose or protect it.
    20. 20. WITHHOLDING INFORMATION Strategic topic avoidance is used to maneuver the conversation away from undesirable topics.
    21. 21. RELATIONSHIP STAGESInitiating stageExploratory stageIntensification stageStable stage partners are integrating and bonding
    22. 22. RELATIONSHIP STAGESDeclining stage whenthings fall apart. uncertainty events interference unmet expectations
    23. 23. RELATIONSHIP STAGESRepair tactics improving communication focus on the positive reinterpreting behaviors with a more balanced view
    24. 24. RELATIONSHIP STAGESTermination stage fading of the relationship death
    25. 25. RELATIONSHIP STAGESReconciliation spend more time together mediation civil resolution don’t give up mutual interaction miss each other

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