Interpersonal communication

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Chapter Ten
Interpersonal Communication

in Close Relationships

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Looking Out, Looking In

Intimacy in Close Relationships

• Dimensions of intimacy
• Physical

• Intellectual

• Emotional

• Shared activities

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Intimacy in Close Relationships

• Masculine and feminine intimacy styles
• Feminine gender role: intimacy through self-

disclosure

• Masculine gender role: intimacy through shared
activities

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Intimacy in Close Relationships

• Cultural influences on intimacy

• Intimacy in mediated communication

• The limits of intimacy

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Communication in Families

• Characteristics of family communication
• Family communication is:

• Formative
• Attachment theory

• Role-driven

• Involuntary

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Communication in Families

• Families as systems
• Family systems are:

• Interdependent

• Manifested through communication

• Nested

• More than the sum of their parts

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Communication in Families

• Communication patterns within families
• Conversation orientation

• Conformity orientation

• Family communication patterns
• Consensual

• Pluralistic

• Protective

• Laissez-faire

• Social media and family communication

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Communication in Friendships

• Types of friendships
• Youthful versus mature

• Long term versus short term

• Relationship oriented versus task
oriented

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Communication in Friendships

• Types of friendships (continued)
• High disclosure versus low

disclosure

• High obligation versus low
obligation

• Frequent contact versus
occasional contact

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Communication in Friendships

• Sex, gender, and friendship
• Same-sex friendships

• Cross-sex friendships

• Friends with benefits

• Gender considerations
• Gender roles

• Sexual orientation

• Social media and friendship

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Communication in
Romantic Relationships

• Characteristics of romantic relationships
• Love

• Triangular theory of love (Robert Sternberg)
• Intimacy

• Passion

• Commitment

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Communication in
Romantic Relationships
• Characteristics of romantic relationships

(continued)
• Commitment

• Relational commitment

• Affection

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Communication in
Romantic Relationships
• Romantic turning points

• Relational turning points

• Couple’s conflict styles
• Volatile

• Avoidant

• Validating

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Communication in
Romantic Relationships
• Languages of love (Gary Chapman)

• Words of affirmation

• Quality time

• Gifts

• Acts of service

• Physical touch

• Social media and romantic relationships

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