For example if you meet a new prospective client whom you have to meet in the future and could give your company a new project and has a strange fascination for the colour purple, you would be interested in communicating more to fit the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle together to get to know who she really is. Next is incentive value, which means people will try and reduce the uncertainty in hopes for something good to come from their interaction; relationship, friendship etc. The driving force in initial encounters is obtaining information about the other person to get to know them better, and ultimately, to reduce uncertainity. I actually started to see how the theory applied perfectly not only to the movie, but to incidents in my own life or in other social situations I witnessed. But Berger says you have to reduce uncertainty in order to predict outcome values.
Why is she getting rid of it? This will serve as a useful tool to illustrate the overall effectiveness of Hitch and his ability to reduce uncertainty. What was his or her reaction? It was introduction to communications taught by Susan Baran, and the class was briefly taught the basics about three main interpersonal communication theories. Self disclosure — When uncertainty levels are high, the levels of intimacy in communication is less. This theory was first developed by Charles Berger. Weick Information Systems Approach to Organizations - Reading from afirstlook. There are three reasons people typically feel uncertain: anticipation of prior interaction, incentive value and deviance.
In The Breakfast Club, there is a clear demonstration of the Uncertainty Reduction theory, when the teenagers from all different types of backgrounds are able to form their own friendship group by the end of the movie. Should you adjust how you behave around them? I: being your pure self with no influence baby. Are you wondering what kind of car it is? This does not make sense. Although cultures have to interact with each other each day, it may be from the high school student checking out a. Reducing uncertainty is particularly important in relationship development, so it is typical to find more uncertainty reduction behavior among people when they expect or want to develop a relationship than among people who expect or know they will not develop a relationship. By doing this, Hitch is able to better educate himself on how to approach Sara. The reason she got back to Jacob, after turning down his preposition, was that she wanted to accomplish a stated goal.
Verbal communication -As the amount of verbal communication increases, the level of uncertainty decreases. I was able to see that from their communication it began to break the barrier between the couple, and allowed them to start to grow some feelings towards one another again. Uncertainty reduction theory had been tested across different cultures in order to confirm its generalizability. By engaging with Deb directly, you can relieve your uncertainty and be ready to hang out with her again in the future. Language and social knowledge: Uncertainty in interpersonal relations.
Types of Uncertainty Now that we understand why we experience uncertainty, let's discuss the different types of uncertainty: behavioral and cognitive. Minding: Minorities must pause momentarily and consider how those who are listening might respond. As this man continues to engage, it is clear Sara is not interested. Therefore, Berger and Calabrese 1975 provided several strategies for us to deal with this kind of initial interaction. Till then, I started to.
During this date the couple was able to talk and began to restart their relationship. For our final papers, we were asked to pick one of these theories and apply its concepts to a movie and the relationships that were found in it. Incentive value — If this person is capable to doing something for you or against you even, then there are higher chances of you trying to reduce uncertainties. It is based off a true story, a recently new married couple get into a serious car accident where the wife is left in a coma. For the purposes of this research, I observed several clips from the film. Watch this short love story about a virtual couple who, finally meet face-to-face. Perspectives: From bell telephone company Source: From where the message is sent Receiver: The person receiving the signal or message Message: Speak your message, transmits a signal, information loss occurs every step of the way.
Personally, the person who probably has the deepest degree of intimacy with me would be my best friend. Gender is accomplished in discourse, and imagery. Keywords: Face: Public self image, they way we want others to see us in a relational situation Facework: Specific verbal and non verbal messages that help to maintain and restore face loss, and uphold honor face gain. With her not be able to remember the person she was with her husband it brought up a lot of differences in their likes resulting in increasing their uncertainty with one another. Communication in any type of relationship is crucial in making it successful. He believed that when people are to meet for the first time they have a high level of uncertainty and the only way for them to reduce it is to communicate with one another.
The Certainty of the Uncertainty Reduction TheoryWe, as humans, attain multiple relationships throughout our lifetime. New relationships involve uncertainty, and these uncertainties are uncomfortable, and so people communicate to relieve them from these discomforts. Each member go to class be on. Intrapersonal communication: self-talk, communication with ourselves Interpersonal communication: two people, communication with one other. Three images of theory: 1.