Sunday, October 31, 2010

Self Disclosure and Social Networking

We will be discussing this week the concept of privacy and disclosure in our interpersonal communication. Please read this article which was published today in the Sunday, Asbury Park Press entitled, "Social networking: Are we revealing too much?". We will be discussing it and possibly posting about it this week in our respective blogs. Share your thoughts about how your privacy changes when the channel changes? How different is your self disclosure in a face to face encounter than online? Why? How?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Styles of Listening

We tend to utilize a style of listening in our interpersonal relationships which means it is our primary approach to understanding a listeners message. Researchers have identified four listening styles in Chapter 6 of our text. People centered, action centered, content centered and time centered. Identify which style is your primary approach in this post. Where did you think you learned this approach? Is it effectively working for you in most interactions? Should we always use the same approach in all listening situations? Share with me the answers to these questions and a time that you should have moved outside your primary approach to a adjust accordingly to the situation. This post is due on Tuesday, October 26th. by the start of class.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Technology and Interpersonal Communication

What does your cyber self look like? We develop a self identity and self create ourselves in the virtual world. After reading Chapter 11, please post to your blog and application of your self identity in your Facebook to the the four assumptions of online presentation of the self. And, then apply five additional concepts from this chapter that are being used to create your cyber identity. This post is due for Tuesday, October 12.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Nonverbal Immediacy Behaviors

Post your score if you feel comfortable. Reflect on your score. What Nonverbal behaviors do you use in the course of a day? What are you communicating with these behaviors? Are there behaviors that you should be using that you aren't using?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Adaptation Theory

Please post to your own blog now for the remainder of the semester. This blog is due next Tuesday, October 12, 2010. Conduct three conversations. Report on the blog your application to this theory. What kinds of adjustments did you make? What kinds of adjustments did your the other party make? In what ways does the topic and delivery affect this theory? Do all parties tend to make the same adjustments?