Studies in Interpersonal Communications

Please answer these questions. Each question should be in APA format and must be answered with 250-300 words. It should also contribute to the discussion with clear, concise comments formatted in an easy to read style that is free of grammatical or spelling errors. Last but no least the discussions should use factually correct references to literature, readings, or personal experience to support comments. Please use the books I HAVE LISTED FOR YOU TO USE TO NSWER THE QUESTIONS.

Burley-Allen, M. (1995). Listening: the forgotten skill: A self-teaching guide. (2nd ed.). New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN: 978-0-471-01587-

Stewart, J. (Ed.). (2012). Bridges not walls: A book about interpersonal communication. (11th ed.). Boston: McGraw Hill. ISBN: 978-0-07-3534312.

Carbonell, M. (2008). How to solve the people puzzle: Understanding personality patterns. Blue Ridge, GA: Uniquely You Resources. ISBN: 1-888846-44-5

Carbonell: entire book
Stewart: chs. 1–2

Based upon the readings, specifically define behavioral blend. Then, discuss your specific blend and how it impacts your interpersonal communication in terms of how you tend to think, feel, make decisions, and relate to others. If there is anything for you to ask me then please ask me so you can answer this question the right way just as I would. How does understanding your behavioral blend and the other readings contribute to defining ” enlarging the conversation”?

Burley-Allen: chs. 1–2
Stewart: ch. 3
In the past, the view of our identity has been that individuality comes first, then we interact to form social groups. Many of the readings in Chapter 3 of Bridges not Walls present a different view. Define identity and discuss how communication builds identity as illustrated in the video communication scenarios. Be specific in utilizing theories and terminology from the text.

Burley-Allen: chs. 3–4
Stewart: chs. 5–6 & 12

Chapters 5 and 6 in Bridges not Walls utilize the metaphor of inhaling and exhaling to explore interpersonal communication. Applying material from the various essays, explore the two concepts and explain how they further our understanding of interpersonal communication from the beginning chapters. What role does listening play in the inhaling or exhaling process?

Burley-Allen: ch. 7
Stewart: ch. 9
.Identify a specific interpersonal communication need that has been revealed to you through the readings. Why is this particular need important to you and perhaps to your faith journey? What resources did you identify that will help you meet this need?

Stewart: ch. 10
This module/week you have had the opportunity to watch the movie Fireproof in order to better understand the EMC equation (Identified Needs + Intentional Resourcing = Enlarging the Conversation). Through the lens of our course materials, explore the interpersonal communication concepts you identified in the movie. For example, did you find a degenerative communication spiral? What role did self disclosure play? How was identity revealed?

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