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Journalism & Communication
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Interpersonal Communication Student’s name College Interpersonal Communication Interpersonal communication refers to a mutual interaction among members to a small group, with its main features being personalized and individualized communication compared to communication in large groups.
Other factors such as gender and culture have an impact on interpersonal communication. Different cultures will have different norms governing relationships and the nature of interactions among people in a relationship. Moreover, women do have a tendency of self-disclosure in a relationship and are in most cases cooperative while men in most cases are expected to talk towards achieving their goals. Furthermore, while men have a tendency to talk about their intimate feelings with their close friends in relationships, men are more inclined to talk about external factors such as work, politics, plans among other issues (Dobkin & Pace, 2006). There are several theories that have been advanced in understanding interpersonal communications in relationships. These theories include Social Exchange Theory, Relational Dialectics Theory, and Self Disclosure and Social Penetration Theory. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate and determine theories of interpersonal communications relate to one another and their effectiveness in evaluating and explaining interpersonal communication. One of the theories in understanding people’s behaviors is the social exchange theory (SET). ...
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