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Interpersonal Communication

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Interpersonal Communication By: Eduardo Garza, Thairi Contreras,
Kiara Riojas, Alejandra Aguilar, Diego Zamora, and Krysta Lopez What is the field about? Interpersonal communication is the process that we use to communicate our ideas, thoughts and feelings to one another. WHO ARE THE MAJOR THINKERS, THEORISTS RESEARCHERS IN THIS FEILD? JULIA T. WOOD 58 years old
Middle income woman
Became fascinated with the communication field after taking a class similar to ours
Author of our textbook that reflects her personal thinking and life
Teaching at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Researchers personal relationships, communication, theory, gender, and culture
Identity influences what she knows and writes Judee Burgoon Professor of communication, family studies, and human development
University of Arizona
64 years old
Focuses on non verbal and relational communication
Emphasis on interpersonal communication
Interpersonal adaptation theory
Interpersonal deceptional theory Peter Hartley Senior academic in communication studies School of Cultural Studies, Sheffield Hallam University
Author of book "Interpersonal Communication"
Worries of media portrayal on interpersonal communication Theories Social Exchange theory
Identity Management Theory
Symbolic Interaction Theory Social Exchange Theory Founded by Thibault and Kelley (1952)
Explains how people may evaluate a relationship
Rewards over cost
Possible outcomes
Relationship only grows if it seems "beneficial" Identity Management Theory Founded by William Cupach and Todd Imahori
Describes how people from different cultures communicate
The "positive" and "negative" face
Two phases within the theory: Trial and error and mixing up the communicators identities Symbolic Interaction Theory Created by George Herbert mead and Charles Hortore Cooley
Interaction between people through the meanings of symbols
Different people respond towards objects differently based on what these objects symbolize to them
we have control of what the symbols meanings are How does this branch of communication study contribute to our academic lives? Help build strong relationships with peers
Creates a sociable sense of environment
Encourages the interaction with professors and advisors
Allows to use relationships to see other views and possible help from others How does studying this branch of communication study contribute to our individual professional life? Teamwork Trust Conflict Resolution How does this field influence personal lives/personal relationships? Enhances the Quality of Your Physical Health
Enhances the Quality of Your Personal Life How does this field of communication uniquely impact society, culture, technology, and gender? Society Culture Assume that our own culture’s ways are the natural order of things
When we're in contact with people from other cultures
Communication specialists estimate that some two-thirds to three-fourths of our communication takes place non-verbally through behavior. Technologies It has transformed the way we communicate with others.
Televisions, cellphones, and personal computers have established themselves in this information age.
It has influenced interpersonal communication in both a positive and negative manner.
The world has become a global village because of the internet Gender Gender differences of verbal communication in men and women
Men verbal and nonverbal qualities
Talk loudly
Deep pitch
Slow rate
Downward inflection
Relaxed tone
Powerful style
Use more physical space
Use commanding gestures
Hold their head straight
Keep a "poker face" Women Verbal and nonverbal qualities
Talk softly
High pitch
Fast rate
Upward inflection
Strident tone
Powerless style
Yield physical space
Use moderate eye contact
Use acquiescent gestures
Tilt their heads
Use more facial expressions Communication qualities in men & women Studies have shown that both men and women interrupt conversations, but they tend to interrupt differently. For example, studies show that men are more likely to interrupt another woman than another man, but men are more successful at taking the floor of a conversation. Women tend to interrupt with supportive statements and questions
Women use tag questions more often
Men resolve conflicts better Speech styles between gender •Powerful (men) vs. Powerless (women)
• Authoritative (men) vs. Supportive (women)
• Superiority (men) vs. Inferiority (women)
• Assertive (men) vs. Affiliative (women) Interpersonal Communication in Life To sum it all up: it allows for people to communicate and build relationships Cite Page "All The World’s a Stage: Identity Management." Igoristic. Characteristic. 2012. WordPress. 23 Nov. 2012 http://igoristic.com/2012/03/07/all-the-worlds-a-stage-identity-management/

"Social Exchange Theory." HONORS: COMMUNICATION CAPSTONE . N.p., 02 2001. Web. 26 Nov 2012. <http://www.uky.edu/~drlane/capstone/interpersonal/socexch.html>. ICEBREAKER Increase Society
Influenced by Technology

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