Lecture Notes for CMS 315M - INTERPERSONAL COMM THEORY with Daly at Texas (UT)

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Material Type:Study Guide
Subject:Communication Studies
University:University of Texas - Austin
Term:Fall 2009
  • Relationship Commitment
  • Instrumental Support
  • Intrinsic Reward
  • Perceptions
  • Physical Context
  • Relationship
  • Defining Moment
  • Emotional Contagion
  • Particularly
  • Relationships
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Interpersonal Communication Midterm Study Guide Centrality of Communication I. Centrality of Communication a. Poor communication leads to lousy relationships b. Communication is how people judge you c. We make decisions about our lives depending on communication Importance of the First Exchange a. Most crucial/vital interaction with someone b. Defining moment of relationship created c. “Job interview” Why DO people Meet and Talk? a. Proximity contributes to relationships and communication i. You meet people you are close to b. Appearance matters a great deal i. We want to talk to somebody who looks good ii. Parents dress you up for school iii.Appearance matters at the beginning of a relationship iv.Dress to shape perceptions c. Utility i. Networking d. Loneliness i. We like to talk to people and don’t want to be alone Why Do We Say What We Do? a. Managing an Impression i. Talk about good things, not bad things ii. Meeting the family b. Reduce Uncertainty i. First meeting is search to reduce ambiguity ii...

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