I’m working on a communications question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
you only have to choose one of the options below for discussion. If you are not comfortable with any of the below, you can use this generic discussion option for the week: Discuss how you would repair a hypothetically damaged work relationship. Otherwise, choose 1 of the below for your weekly discussion.
- If you are in a relationship and comfortable sharing, describe the present stage according to Knapp’s model of relational dynamics, and the trend of communication in terms of the stages described in this section.
- Read the ‘Looking at Diversity’ reading on page 284 and discuss your own perceptions of pros/cons of arranged marriages. Remember that in this class, we discuss cultural differences with the utmost respect.
- Choose a significant relationship and describe how each of the dialectical tensions operate in the relationship (it does not have to be a romantic relationship). Which strategy from the text would you/do you use to manage those tensions?
Check out this Ted Talk about 2 necessary ingredients to interpersonal communication in relationships – Compassion and Empathy on youtube