Communication

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Its very interesting to see how computers have become such a big part of our society. Software is created to do all sorts of things. In this case, there is software used to rate conversations, allowing an individual to see how strong their discussion are. One only needs to have a form of input of the conversation. With all these advanced computers and software, people are able to complete studies on Language Style Matching to see if couples have what it takes to have healthy communication and a strong relationship.

I used the Language Style Matching software on utpsyc.org, and inputted an email conversation with my student advisor discussing what classes I would like to be scheduled for next, and how many I would like to take at a time. The emails were very detailed, and well written. I think there was solid feedback and professionalism in the emails. My conversation only scored a .58 with the Language Style Matching software, which is very low. I feel that my score doesn’t reflect my conversation at all. The web site states” LSM is lower in emails, letters, or other less direct interactions.” (utpsyc.org) This software likes it when people are very connected during their conversation.

Researchers have been studying conversations between couples using this technique. They are trying to see how well couples can communicate with each other at an effective level. Many couples think they can communicate at a high efficiency rate, but in fact don’t. James Pennebaker of the University of Texas Austin says, “An interesting irony is that two people who truly hate one another will often exhibit a high amount of language-style matching.” I think language style matching seems to be a great way to predict the quality of interpersonal relationship. It offers a pre-screening to see how a couples communication skills will turn out. In my opinion, I think it’s what a lot of the online match making websites use to match people. They take what users have...
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