This theory is objective because this theory attempts to explain and predict that the deeper you penetrate into someone's personality onion, the deeper relationship you will form with that person. Annotated References Chen, Y., & Nakazawa, M. (2009). Influences of Culture on Self-Disclosure as Relationally Situated in Intercultural and Interracial Friendships from a Social Penetration Perspective. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 38(2),
Austin Hubbard 3/18/12 Big Fish Essay “William, I am Your Father.” Paternity tests can provide key knowledge for someone unsure who their father is. What if a simple blood test couldn’t answer this question for you? What if all you knew of your father were stories, nothing of true merit? William, one of the main characters in Daniel Wallace’s Big Fish: A Novel of Epic Proportions understands such grievance. The relationship between Edward, William’s father, and himself changes as the story progresses.
Uncertainty reduction follows an outline that involves different developmental stages. The beginning stage includes communication rules and customs as well as general demographic information, such as gender, race, age and social status is typically obtained. Next, the relationship enters the personal phase where an individual’s personal information begins to be shared. In this stage, communication becomes more natural with a person’s values, attitudes, and beliefs, being shared. The exit stage occurs when an individual determines how to proceed with a relationship by deciding if he or she should maintain or terminate future
The reader can understand the relationship between father and son by simply reading the salutation. Chesterfield directly refers to his son as, “boy,” this shows his lack of respect for him along with his absence of familial weakness to him in contrast to his wife, which he states further on in the letter. Another example of diction that shows his values is how he repeatedly reminds his son that he is young; this is used to belittle his son and make his advice carry more weight. Last, he uses the word, “friend,” to give the tone in which he wishes to give his advice. He sought to give advice as a peer rather than a parent, which shows his devotion to his son because he is not acting like the dominant father he very clearly is.
I asked my consenting consultant whether or not he would allow me to tape the interview, but he said he would rather not be taped. The interview went rather smoothly, and I felt like I got the information I needed in order to create and analyze a Kindred diagram. Some of the problems that I came across was that for the father’s side of the family there was confusion on how many off-spring came from the grandfather (consultant informed me that they’re are
N.Moreno SOC 207 R.Rollings Interview: I started this interview being so confident in knowing exactly what R.Evrard was going to say about his views on masculinity and feminity. But what I did not know is how differently my expectations would be. Him being a man I figured he was going to say the exact thing as any other men would have said, "men are more dominant than woman", "woman play a role as a stay at home, cook, clean, care for the children type of lady" and so on. Well I was wrong; from his own personal experience he witnessed things for himself and came up with an opinion about feminity and masculinity on his own. R.Evrard was raised having both parents, but that didn't last his whole childhood life.
The theory I chose to research is known as the Genderlect Theory, invented by Debrah Tannen. This theory focuses on the differences in the ways men and women speak. Communication between genders happens everyday and with this theory genders will be able to understand why men and women speak differently which is vital in the everyday life (Stikpala, 2). It is essential for men and women to communicate effectively. The Genderlect Theory serves a great example of the communication used in the 1989 movie, When Harry Met Sally.
It not only promotes self-awareness, staying true to one self, but also helps us to communicate and relate to others within our own communities. Years ago my husband worked for a non-profit organization that help middle class families purchase their first home. My husband explained to me how frustrating it was trying to explain policies and procedures to normal middle class families whose parents most times only completed high school. He described how he was caught between being profession and relating the information he was trained to do and explaining himself in the clearest way possible to folks from his own community. He said he found himself speaking to the families as if they were his own family.
(5 W’s) Example: “What did Harrison’s Father, Sam, have to wear in order to maintain an intelligence level that was equal with his wife, Sally? “ We can find the answer to this question directly in the text. Therefore, it is a surface level, or recall question that checks for the reader’s basic understanding of the text. Level Two You can make interpretation based on details in the text.