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Class:COM 112 - Interpersonal Communication
Subject:Communication
University:North Carolina State University
Term:Fall 2010
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Social Relationships- Pros * Emotional * Health * Materials
Need to belong Theory * Need to form, maintain , and protect strong relationships * Needs of bonds that are interactive and personally cose
Social Relationships-Cons * Investing of time * Emotional * Materials costs *It costs to be friend
Attraction Theory Why we are attracted to others: -Personal Appearance: drawn in by their looks - Similarity: Social Validation - Complementary: attracted to someones ability & dependability
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Uncertainty Reduction Theory People are motivated to reduce their certainty about others. Also explains why we initially interact with others
Predicted Outcome Value Theory Why we get to know some people and not others * Will it be worth the effort to continue to get to know others?
Approach Behavior (eye contact) interest in someone
Avoidance Behavior signals of lack of interest
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Social Exchange (Individualistic Culture) We seek to maintain relationships in which our benefits outweigh our costs
Equity Theory Relationships in which the ratio of benefits and costs are equal to our partners ratio
Behaviors (S.O.A.P.S.) Sharing Tasks: activities/tasks together Openness: Trust Assurances: verbal & nonverbal messages-> commitment Positivity: be happy. please other people Social Networks: share with friends & family in order: P.O.A.Social.Sharing
Friendship Characteristics Voluntary, usually peers, governed by rules, differs by sex, have a lifespan, not cross culture * most formed voluntary * we can for friendships with superiors or subordinates
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Same Sex Friendships Women -> Women: place greater emphasis on conversational and emotional Men -> Men: place value on tasks
Workplace Relationships Friendship with Co-Workers: - share experiences with them - similar level of power -spend a lot of time together Friendship with Superior/ Subordinates:-can be challenging -complication: imbalance of power -manage power difference
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 Social Relationships- Pros* Emotional
* Health
* Materials
 Need to belong Theory* Need to form, maintain , and protect strong relationships
* Needs of bonds that are interactive and personally cose
 Social Relationships-Cons* Investing of time
* Emotional
* Materials costs

*It costs to be friend
 Attraction TheoryWhy we are attracted to others:
-Personal Appearance: drawn in by their looks
- Similarity: Social Validation
- Complementary: attracted to someones ability & dependability
 Uncertainty Reduction TheoryPeople are motivated to reduce their certainty about others. Also explains why we initially interact with others
 Predicted Outcome Value TheoryWhy we get to know some people and not others
* Will it be worth the effort to continue to get to know others?
 Approach Behavior(eye contact) interest in someone
 Avoidance Behaviorsignals of lack of interest
 Social Exchange(Individualistic Culture) We seek to maintain relationships in which our benefits outweigh our costs
 Equity TheoryRelationships in which the ratio of benefits and costs are equal to our partners ratio
 Behaviors (S.O.A.P.S.)Sharing Tasks: activities/tasks together
Openness: Trust
Assurances: verbal & nonverbal messages-> commitment
Positivity: be happy. please other people
Social Networks: share with friends & family
in order: P.O.A.Social.Sharing
 Friendship CharacteristicsVoluntary, usually peers, governed by rules, differs by sex, have a lifespan, not cross culture
* most formed voluntary
* we can for friendships with superiors or subordinates
 Same Sex FriendshipsWomen -> Women: place greater emphasis on conversational and emotional

Men -> Men: place value on tasks
 Workplace RelationshipsFriendship with Co-Workers: - share experiences with them
- similar level of power
-spend a lot of time together

Friendship with Superior/ Subordinates:-can be challenging
-complication: imbalance of power
-manage power difference
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