In preparation for the second exam, familiarize yourself with the following material. Be aware that the exam will be comprised of: Multiple Choice, Short Answer, and Essay style questions. You should be able to demonstrate an understanding of major terms and concepts as well as their practical applications. Please note that anything covered in lecture, the assigned readings (Chapters 6-9), or in your discussion section is fair game for the exam.
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (Ch. 9)
Definition: Interpersonal communication occurs between at least two interdependent parties.
Two dimensions of interpersonal messages: * Content Dimension * Relational Dimension
Norms: Sets of rules governing appropriate social behavior.
Roles: A set of norms that are associated with a particular role that you enact. * Expected roles * Enacted roles * Interrole conflict (Between two roles) * Intrarole conflict (Within a single role)
Relational Satisfaction: * Goal Driven; We are satisfied by the extent other people meet our goals and needs.
Close Relationship Satisfaction: * Intimacy * Commitment * High-Quality Communication * Element of uniqueness (The rules are unique)
Self-Disclosure: (Understand what self-disclosure means in practical application) * Intentional, gradual * Crucial to developing intimacy
Johari Window: * Quadrant 1. Known Self * Quadrant 2. Hidden Self * Quadrant 3. Blind self * Quadrant 4. Unknown Self
Principles in Identity Management
Liking-Disclosure Hypothesis: * The more we like someone, the more we disclose to him/her.
Disclosure-Liking Hypothesis: * The more someone discloses to us, the more we like him/her.
Principle of Reciprocity (Dyadic Effect)
Social Penetration Theory: (“Onion Theory”) * As we get to know a person, we systematically disclose