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Copy of Comm Theory: Relational Dialectics

This is a PowerPoint presentation discussing the theory by Leslie Baxter and Barbra Montgomery on Relational Dialectics.

Abigail Witten

on 2 April 2012

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Transcript of Copy of Comm Theory: Relational Dialectics

Leslie Baxter and Barbra Montgomery
Communication Scholars The theorist stated that when it came to personal relationships they, "Gave up any hope of discovering scientific laws that neatly ordered the experiences of friends and "lovers." Relational Dialectics: "A dynamic knot of contradictions in personal relationships; an unceasing interplay between contrary or opposing tendencies." There is a constant "Tug-of-War" between close relationships. Main Idea of Relational Dialectics Biology nor biography can account for the struggles faced in relationships. Centripetal Force pulls us together. Centrifugal or Decentralizing Force pulls us apart. In relationships, there is a constant ebb and flow, give and take, pull and push. Metaphorically speaking, relational dialectics is like a hula hoop. Bonding takes place in both interdependent and independent relationship models. Contradiction: The dynamic interplay
between unified oppositions. Internal Dialectics: Ongoing tension played out within a relationship. External Dialetics: Ongoing tension between a couple and their community. Relational Dialectics
Abigail Bracy Witten
Dr. Eunsoon Lee
COMM 2123
March 12th, 2012 The Main Characters
Hollie Golightly
Paul Varjak "Breakfast at Tiffany's" follows the lives and specifically the relationship of Hollie and Paul who are both young New Yorker's trying to make their impact on the world. Paul is new to the city; a struggling writer in a parasitic relationship. Hollie is a uptown party girl with no direction. Together, this quirky couple create intimacy through vulnerability and self disclosure. FINAL SCENE
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