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50 Cards in this Set

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Interpersonal Communication
that type of communication that is directed at an individual and illuminates the personal element of a relationship
Closed Family
Stability, security, and belonging; Caring and affection based on tradition; Rigid Rules
Random Family
Novelty, creativity, and individuality; Rules are not rigidly enforced
Open Family
Adaptability, efficacy, and participation; Not constrained by rules
Synchronous Family
Harmony, tranquility, and mutual identification; Rarely communicate openly
involves feelings of closeness, sharing, communication and support
involves psychological arousal and an intense desire to be with another person
involves both the short term decision to love another person, and the longer term commitment to maintain that love
If intimacy, passion, or commitment is not emphasized
When intimacy is the only component
When passion is the only component
Empty love
When you have high commitment, but no intimacy or passion
Romantic love
intimacy and passion, no commitment
Fatuous love
combination of commitment and passion
Companionate love
combination of commitment and intimacy
Consummate love
combination of all three components
Independents Marital Relationship
Accept uncertainty and change; Do not pay attention to schedules and traditional values; Autonomous, confront conflict, willing to negotiate autonomy, share a lot; Support androgynous and flexible sex roles
Separates Marital Relationship
Maintain more distance between each other than other couple types; Little togetherness and sharing; Avoid conflict, have differentiated space needs, maintain schedules; Oppose androgynous and flexible sex roles
Traditionals Marital Relationship
Need for routine; Conventional beliefs and resist change; Physical and psychological sharing; High degrees of interdependence; Engage in conflict, but try to avoid as much as possible; Demonstrate strong sex-typed orientations and appose androgyny
Beginning stage of interaction; Try to portray ourselves as someone who is likeable, friendly, understanding, and socially adept; Stereotype others
Small talk
Moving beyond being an acquaintance
When two persons are combining to form one unit
Public ritual that reveals that the relationship exists
First stage in coming apart; Becoming distinct or different in character
Second stage of coming apart; Not talking about touchy subjects; “It’s none of your business.”
Going through the motions of the relationship, doing the routine gestures
The constant wish to be away from your partner
Deciding to end the relationship
Cultural Information
using stereotypes to predict behavior and communication
Sociological Information
deals with a person’s membership to a certain group; doctor, frat member, in the band
Psychological Information
recognize the differences we have with the conversational partner
Passionate Love
Attracted to physical beauty; Immediate rational disclosure and physical intimacy is expected; Lose interest in relationship; Typically believe that their partner does not love them as they do
Playful Love
View love as a game; Partners are just targets to be conquered; Common to have more than 1 lover at a time
Companionate Love
Believe that love should evolve from a friendship; Solid relationship
Realistic Love
Base partnerships on practicality; Terminate when partner moves, etc.
Obsessive Love
Manipulative and jealous lovers; Love is a drug addiction, partner is the drug
Altruistic Love
Unselfish and kind; Do whatever to make lover happy and avoid conflict
Social Reinforcement Explanation
persons who are attractive are taught form an early age that they are “cute”
Process by which we verbally reveal information about ourselves; reveal who we are, and help us understand others
Quadrant 1
Open Quadrant; Depicts the extent to which the information you are revealing is known to yourself and to others; Information people openly share
Quadrant 2
Hidden Quadrant; Information that is known to you, but hidden to other people
Quadrant 3
Blind Quadrant; Information that we fail to recognize
Quadrant 4
Unknown Quadrant; Unknown to ourselves and others
Social Penetration Model
Model which helps us understand the differences in revealing self-disclosures
Amount of information one shares; Range of topics one can discuss
Ritualized, stock information, that we share with just about everyone
Not all facts are disclosing: Must be intentional, significant, and not otherwise known
What you think about a subject
Sharing opinions, but they are necessarily personal; How you feel about an opinion