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Developmental School of Thought
all communication is interpersonal, on a continuum: not close to very close
Dyadic School of Thought
interpersonal relationship is between two close individuals, interpersonal communication is everything else
Needed for Interpersonal Communication
effective interpersonal communication
communication competence (social rules/awareness)
field of expression
relatively specialized lifestyle of a group of people, values, beliefs, artifacts, ways of behaving, ways of communicating
not dependent on explicit verbal language, information in communication is in context, information from previous communication/assumptions
meta-communication (communication about communication)
proximity, similarity, closure (bits of information that are missing)
scripts: societal norms
schemata: your experience
when treated a certain way you will believe you're that way and change your behavior
factors that influence self disclosure
disclosure of others, audience size, topic, gender, relationship
social penetration theory
relationships are like onions, peeling away the onion layers is getting to know you
listening to gain information, asking questions, interrupting speaker. ex. class
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