Communication Theory Final

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  1. Expectancy Violations Theory
    What does this theory claim?
    Exchange of information high in relational content that can violate expectations of another (either positive or negative)
  2. Expectancy Violations Theory
    What is expectancy?
    What people predict will happen, rather than what they desire
  3. Expectancy Violations Theory
    What is violation valence?
    The percieved positive or negative value assigned toa breach of expectations, regardless of who the violator is.
  4. Expectancy Violations Theory
    What is communication reward valence?
    The sum of positive or negative attributes brought ot the encounter plus the potensial to reward or punish in the future
  5. Expectancy Violations Theory
    What is reciprocity?
    A strong human tendency to respond to anothers actions with similar behavior.
  6. Social Penetration Theory
    What does this theory claim?
    How much of ourselves we share with others
  7. Social Penetration Theory
    What is social penetration?
    The process of developing deeper intimacy with another person through mutual self disclosure and other forms of vulnerability
  8. Social Penetration Theory
    What makes something self disclosure?
    • Voluntary
    • Something that is not otherwise known
    • Risk vs reward vs punishment
  9. Social Penetration Theory
    What is breadth?
    Range of areas in an induviduals life over which disclosure takes place
  10. Social Penetration Theory
    What is depth?
    Degree of disclosure specific area in induviduals life.
  11. Social Penetration Theory
    What is the law of reciprocity?
    The concept of openness in one person leads to openness in another
  12. Social Information Processing Theory
    What does this theory claim?
    Online relationships take more time to develop
  13. Social Information Processing Theory
    What is CMC
    Computer Mediated Communication
  14. Social Information Processing Theory
    What does media richness theory claim?
    CMC bandwith is too narrow to convey rich relational messages
  15. Social Information Processing Theory
    What is the key factor of this theory and why?
    Extended time is key
  16. Relational Dialectics
    What does this theory claim?
    A dynamic knot of contradictions in personal relationships
  17. Relational Dialectics
    What makes a contradiction
    The dynamic interplay between unified oppostitions
  18. Relational Dialectics
    What are the three core dialectics?
    • Integration / Seperation
    • Stability / Change
    • Expression / Nonexpression
  19. Relational Dialectics
    What is the difference between internal and external dialectics
    • Internal: Within relationship
    • External: Outside a relationship
  20. Communication Accommodation Theory
    What is the heart of the theory?
    • Cultural, Seeking approval by meshing with another’s style
    • of speaking, intergenerational
  21. Communication Accommodation Theory
    What is accommodation?
    • Movement toward or away
    • from others by changing the way you communicate
  22. Communication Accommodation Theory
    What are the differences between the two strategies?
    Covergence: becoming more similar

    Divergence: Admit differences and accentuate differences

    *Divergence is the norm with convergence being an exception
  23. Communication Accommodation Theory
    How do recipients respond to convergence and divergence?
    • Listeners regard convergence as positive and divergence as
    • negative
  24. Genderlect
    What is the heart of the theory
    • Male and female
    • communications is cross cultural communication
  25. Genderlect
    What does genderlect mean?
    • Masculine and feminine styles
    • of speaking are viewed as two distinct cultural dialects
  26. Genderlect
    What do women desire?
    • Women desire connection
    • over anything else
  27. Genderlect
    What do men desire?
    Men desire status
  28. Genderlect
    What is the difference between rapport talk and report talk?
    • Rapport talk: typical conversational style of women that
    • seeks to establish connection with others

    • Report talk: relaying
    • information and winning an argument.

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