Reflections from Ch. 1 : Reflections from Ch. 1 “We are willing to make time for those who people who believe is worth our time”
“We also communicate differently depending on how many people are around us or who is around us.” Slide 2: “It is important that we offer everyone a chance to interact with each other.”
“If you’re doing it right, the most beneficial set is one where everyone is included in creating meaning.” Slide 3: 1. How do we engage in these types of communication?
Is it possible to have all 3 types in one conversation? Slide 4: 2. What dictates which type of communication occurs?
Person, context, etc.
What about the direction of conversation?
Is time a factor?
How does our perspective or viewpoint change things? Chapter 2: Considering Self : Chapter 2: Considering Self What makes up the “Self”? : What makes up the “Self”? Self-awareness: being able to step outside yourself and see you, but as an outsider
Social comparison: observing and evaluating others’ behaviors and comparing yourself to those things Slide 7: Self-concept: what are self-concepts based on?
What happens when we feel a shift or discrepancy between self-concept and actual self? Slide 8: Self-discrepancy theory: self-esteem is determined by how you compare to…
Ideal self (how you want to be based on standards)
Ought self (how you think others want you to be) Sources of self : Sources of self Influences of gender
Family and self
Culture and self Presenting Your Self : Presenting Your Self What did Irving Goffman argue?
What do we think about his arguments? Online presentation : Online presentation Who are we online?
Text messages Relational Self (Altman & Taylor) : Relational Self (Altman & Taylor) Social penetration theory
Central Relational dialectics (Leslie Baxter) : Relational dialectics (Leslie Baxter) Openness vs. protection
Autonomy vs. connection
Novelty vs. predictability Self-Disclosure : Self-Disclosure What do you consider self-disclosure?
What prevents you from self-disclosing?
When encourages you to self-disclose?
How do you feel when you self-disclose? Final Thoughts… : Final Thoughts… When participating in interpersonal communication, what causes your understanding of “self” change?
Who or what do you think has the most influence on you?
When we make mistakes in communicating with others, how does that effect your self-perception?