Interpersonal Communication refers to your everyday interactions with another person, directly or at a more personal level. Watch Parts 1 and 2 of my 2-part lecture series on Interpersonal Communication (see the videos right below the written text on this page. Or, click here to read and study in-depth the theories within the interpersonal communication level. Once in the main resource, click on each theory to read more about it. Share your views about the interpersonal theories by answering the following question in our Discussion Forum: In Week 1, you have shared and discussed some interpersonal communication events or situations. Apply your in-depth understanding of the various interpersonal theories by discussing at least 3 theories that you feel have been mostly operating within the communication situations you encounter in life most of the time. Explain why you feel or think these 3 interpersonal theories are mostly operating within the communication situations you have mostly encountered. Post your responses to our Discussion Forum for Week 2.
Part 1 of the 3 video lectures for Week 2 contains explanations on: Attribution Theory, ACT Theory, Argumentation Theory, Cognitive Dissonance Theory, Classical Theory, Contagion Theory, Networks Theory and Analysis, Communication Networks Theory.
Part 2a of the 3 videos contains explanations on the: Elaboration Likelihood Model, Expectancy Value Theory, Theory of Reasoned Action/Planned Behavior, Language Expectancy Theory, Interpretative and Interaction Theories, Sensemaking Theory, Social Identity, and Symbolic Interactionism Theory.
Part 2b of the 3 videos contains explanations and examples on the: Social Cognitive Theory, Speech Act Theory, Uncertainty Reduction Theory.