Dyadic Communication (04:43)
Dyadic communication is communication between two people; both parties have more responsibility to interact. Interpersonal communication involves communication between two people who have an interdependent relationship.
People build relationships by revealing personal aspects another person would not already know. Reasons for self-disclosure include: catharsis, self-clarification, self-validation, reciprocity, build/maintain relationships, and social control. Irwin Altman and Dalmas Taylor developed the social penetration theory in the 1970s.
Psychological and Social Factors of Dyadic Communication (05:05)
Factors include: need for affiliation; desire to achieve/maintain status, power, control; and personal role management.
Transactional Analysis (04:21)
Eric Berne developed this method of looking at interaction. Within an interaction are transactions: verbal message, psychological message, strokes, gaming, ritual, and pastime.
Types of Small Groups (04:16)
Group types include: primary, and casual or social. Secondary casual groups include: study, therapy, and work. Secondary work groups include: problem-solving, decision-making, focus, committee, and quality circle.
Group Dynamics (05:13)
Factors involved in group dynamics include: group size, conformity, private acceptance vs. public compliance, social influence, social comparison, and cohesiveness.
Creativity, Decision Making, and Problem Solving (03:36)
Diversity is one benefit of working in a group; encourage the sharing of ideas. Decision making involves information evaluation and acceptance of risk. Techniques include: brainstorming, framing/reframing, and integrative problem solving.
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