CMN 2130 B: Lecture #1 Jan 9th, 2013
Interpersonal Communication: Relating to Others
Models of communications
Perception – how we interpret communication
Tone is a non verbal communication
Communicating with people with Alzheimer’s something is causing this…
Complete breakdown of communication
Introductory ChapterChapter 6, and research ( articles) on Alzheimer’s and communication
Communication and cultural diversity.
Conflict management strategies
“I” and “thou”, “it”▯ theory of Martin Buber
I and it meaning an impersonal relationship, someone you don’t know.
Seeming and being conepts
Communication is symbolic, it has symbolic meaning
“Communiation is to a relationship what breathing is to maintaining life.” Virginia Satir
we cannot not communicate
What is communication?:
The process of making sense out of the world and attempting to share that sense with others by creating
meaning throught the use of verbal and non verbal messages
Human communication: The process of making sense out of the world and sharing that sense with
Interpersonal communication: The process of interacting simultaneously with another and
mutually influencing each other, usually for the purpose of managing relationships.
Interpersonal vs Impersonal:
Interpersonal communication occurs when you treat people as unique human beings.
Impersonal communication occurs when you treat people as objects or respond only to their roles.
People are treated as unique individuals
People communicate in an “I–Thou” relationship The interaction contains a true dialogue and honest sharing of self with others
Interaction is often with someone you care about
People are treated as objects
People communicate in an “I–It” relationship
The interaction is mechanical and stilted; no honest s