Chapter 7 HCOM

  1. Romatics
    • Ero- Beauty & Sexuality¬†
    • Storgae- Peacefulness & slowness
    • Mania- Elation & depression
    • Agape- Compasion & Sleflessness
    • Pragma- Deed, task, work
    • Ludus- Entertainment &excitement
  2. Social Processing Theory
    Communicators use unique language and stylistic cues to develop relationships that are just as close as face to face
  3. Hyperpersonal Communication
    • Communication that is MORE personal and intimate than face to face
    • Create idealized perception
  4. Attraction- Similarity
    • Extent to which we project ourselves onto another person is direct result of our attraction
    • Greater attraction = greater perceived similarity
  5. Matching
    We seek those who are comparably attractive to us
  6. Genetic- Similarity
    Two individuals from same ethnic group are more genetically comparable; leads to favoring
  7. Uncertainty Reduction Theory
    • Passive- Observation
    • Active- Seek information from a third party
    • Interactive- Ask directly
  8. Relational dialectics theory
    • Dialectical tensions are contradictory feelings that occur in every relationship
    • Autonomy vs. Connection
    • Openness vs. Closedness
    • Predictability vs. Novelty
  9. Social Penetration Theory
    Peel away layers of intimacy to reach partner's core and achieve greatest intimacy
  10. Communication Privacy management theory
    • How people perceive information they hold about themselves and whether they disclose or protect it
    • 1. Privacy is affected by dialectical tensions
    • 2. Management requires situational, cultural an relational rules
    • Boundary Turbulence- adjustments need to be made
    • Strategic Topic Avoidance
  11. Beginning Stages
    • Initiating- Make contact
    • Exploratory- Seek superficial information
    • Intensification- Increase intimacy by personal self-disclosure; pet names, understanding of nonverbals
    • Stable- no longer temporary, partners know a lot about one another, expectations are accurate, realistic
    • Integrating
    • Bonding- formal symbolic messages to the world
  12. Strategies for Maintaining Stability
    • Remember what made you interested in the first place
    • Spend quality time together
    • Be understanding
    • Express affection
    • Have realistic
    • expectations
    • Work on intimacy
  13. Declining Stage
    • Coming apart at the seams
    • Uncertainty- events or behavioral changes that cause uncertainty
    • -Competing relationships, deception, change in sexual behavior, personality, values, or closeness
    • Interference- family, timing, friends, money, work problems
    • Unmet Expectations- Realistic vs. Unrealistic
  14. Repair Tactics
    • Improve communication
    • Focus on positive aspects of partner
    • Focus on positive aspects of relationship
    • Reinterpret behaviors with a balanced view
    • Re-evaluate alternatives to the relationship
    • Enlist the support of others
  15. Termination
    • Passing Away- gradual end
    • Sudden Death- abrupt and unexpected for one partner
  16. Reconciliation repair strategy for ended relationships
    • Spontaneous development
    • Third Party mediation
    • High Affect
    • Tacit Persistence
    • Mutual interaction
    • Avoidance
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Chapter 7 HCOM
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