Aspects of interpersonal communication

You have learned about these aspects of interpersonal communication:

• Definition of IPC
• Characteristics: continuous, dynamic, consequential, irreversible, imperfect
• Content and Relational Messages
• Context: including the physical setting, time of day, historical, social, and cultural environment
• Nonverbal communication: kinesics, facial expression, eye behavior, haptics, paralinguistics (which you can pick up on without understanding the language), physical appearance, and proxemics

Your task for this assignment is to apply these ideas to short film clips; you do not need to be able to understand what the individuals are saying to be able to complete this assignment.

Use the terminology in Solomon and Theiss and demonstrate your understanding of the material; refer to ALL aspects mentioned above. https://ebookcentral-proquest-com.ezproxymcp.flo.org/lib/mcphs/reader.action?docID=1101332

PLEASE USE SOURCES AND INFO FROM THE BOOK ABOVE

Film Clips: Il Posto Café Scene (https://youtu.be/GK-AlAmiiQU)

Address prompts 1-5 from the clip above; the analysis will be 2-3 pages in length
Be sure to provide evidence for each statement.

  1. Describe the situation—and explain how it fits the definition of interpersonal communication; comment on the characteristics of the interaction.
  2. Describe the participants and their interaction: what do you observe? Describe the channels of nonverbal communication: kinesics, facial expression, eye behavior, haptics, paralinguistics (which you can pick up on without understanding the language), physical appearance, and proxemics.
  3. What do you infer about their relationship based on your observations? What relational messages are they each sending? What is your evidence? What appears to be the feeling between them? Does it change throughout the interaction? What are the power dynamics? Do they shift?
  4. What cultural features do you notice? Gender differences?
  5. Explain how the context impacts the interaction.

Sample Solution

ACED ESSAYS