Segments in this Video

Dyadic Communication (04:43)


Dyadic communication is communication between two people; both parties have more responsibility to interact. Interpersonal communication involves communication between two people who have an interdependent relationship.

Self-Disclosure (04:57)

People build relationships by revealing personal aspects another person would not already know. Reasons for self-disclosure include: catharsis, self-clarification, self-validation, reciprocity, build/maintain relationships, and social control. Irwin Altman and Dalmas Taylor developed the social penetration theory in the 1970s.

Psychological and Social Factors of Dyadic Communication (05:05)

Factors include: need for affiliation; desire to achieve/maintain status, power, control; and personal role management.

Transactional Analysis (04:21)

Eric Berne developed this method of looking at interaction. Within an interaction are transactions: verbal message, psychological message, strokes, gaming, ritual, and pastime.

Types of Small Groups (04:16)

Group types include: primary, and casual or social. Secondary casual groups include: study, therapy, and work. Secondary work groups include: problem-solving, decision-making, focus, committee, and quality circle.

Group Dynamics (05:13)

Factors involved in group dynamics include: group size, conformity, private acceptance vs. public compliance, social influence, social comparison, and cohesiveness.

Creativity, Decision Making, and Problem Solving (03:36)

Diversity is one benefit of working in a group; encourage the sharing of ideas. Decision making involves information evaluation and acceptance of risk. Techniques include: brainstorming, framing/reframing, and integrative problem solving.

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Introduction to Communications: Two-Person and Small-Group Communication

Part of the Series : Introduction to Communications
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This video focuses on the elements that make dyadic and small-group communication unique. The presentation explains the role of self-disclosure and psychological and social factors in two-person communication while defining small-group relationships and the factors involved in group dynamics, decision making, and problem solving.

Length: 34 minutes

Item#: BVL117894

Copyright date: ©2012

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