The prosecution hid vital evidence. This includes accounts of eye witnesses who had spent an entire day with Walter at home, located eleven miles from the crime scene; and another one who had seen the victim alive after the time that the prosecution alleges McMillian committed the murder. Records of Myer’s statements prove to be inconsistent and at one point, he complains that the officers are forcing him to implicate himself and McMillian in a murder that none of them committed.
Socio-linguist Deborah Tannen demonstrates how men and women communicate differently in her essay “Sex, Lies and Conversation: Why Is It So Hard for Men and Women to Talk to Each Other?” In her observations of communication styles, she discusses the way in which men and women communicate leads them to conflict because they have different understanding of their partners’ role. She also explains male and female communication differences not only cause ineffective conversation, but also push couples into a dilemma in their relationship; however, as men and women better understand the differences, their relationship improves.
Socio-linguist Deborah Tannen illustrates that communication differences within men and women in “Sex, Lies and Conversation: Why Is It So Hard for Men and Women to Talk to Each Other.” Tannen provides an anecdote to describe the same conversational problems that happen on married couples. Tannen states different communication styles of men and women cause misunderstanding or even ruin their marriage. Tannen also provides the solution of understanding “cross-cultural” differences can improve male and female relationship.
For this task I am going to discuss theories of communication which will be formatted in a booklet. I will also explain Argyle’s communication cycle and Tuckman’s group interaction.
Technology has made the world like a small town. We can know what is happing in China or India even if we are in America. We can talk to the person sitting at any corner of the world. Smartphones have dramatically changed the way we communicate today. But, what about the face to face communication? Are we paying close enough attention to the people around us? People these days are so attached to their cell phones that they don’t realize what is going on around them. Children nowadays have 1000 friends on Facebook but doesn’t have enough friend to hang out in real life. In the article “Stop Googling. Let’s Talk”, Sherry Turkle talks about how the technology have affected people with results of different research and gives her own explanation to them. This article relates to the human psychology and the use of technology It is a worth reading article because most of us can related
Driscoll (2000) model) consists of three stages (What, So what & Now what) completing one cycle help me to improve my caring practice continuously and learning from those experience for better practice in the future. The cycle starts with a description of the situation (“What”), which include analysis of the incident. “So what” evaluate the experience, including the analysis to make sense of the experience, and the final stage “Now what” is a conclusion of what else could I have done better and an action plan to prepare for, if the similar situation arose again. Baird and winter (2005) gave some reasons why reflection is required in the reflective practice. They highlighted that a reflection could generate the practical knowledge, help to adapt
It is form of exchanging information through the usage of messages, non-verbal actions and facial expressions. This type of communication is useful in professional, personal and social life of a person.
In Deborah Tannen’s article, “But What Do You Mean?” Tannen exchanges her view on seven topics of a predicament in a communication between both men and women. The seven topics which are apologies, criticism, thank-you’s, fighting, praise, complaints, and jokes. In this article, Tannen focuses on women mostly as her primary examples, such as giving more examples of women’s misinterpreting and miscommunicating in conversations. However, I believe that her article is too old and that her claims about the ways men and women communicate are too rigid. Therefore, in this essay, I will share my encounters in these three topics, apologies, criticism, and fighting.
“Learning about stereotypes, ethnocentrism, discrimination, and acculturation in the abstract can be flat and uninspiring. But if we experience intercultural contact with our own eyes and ears, we begin to understand it” (Summerfield, 1993). In other words, in order to expand knowledge about different cultural backgrounds, it is useful to have firsthand experiences. Films are enormous cultural treasures for us to have visual and auditory experiences and facilitate intercultural learning. “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” (2002) is a ideal film to obtain knowledge of a lot in term of intercultural communication, in particularly, individualism/collectivism, communication style and power distance.
The movie When Harry Met Sally is a good example of communication in relationships. It follows the relationship of Harry and Sally as they get to know each other and eventually fall in love. The movie displays a wide range of communication principles including: Type of friendship and communication, cross sex friendships, romantic turning points, and repairing damaged relationships. These communication principles are used to show the progression of Harry and Sally’s relationship.
The fact that gender-differentiated socialization exists in society cannot be disputed. Equally, to find that differences do emerge with regard to speaking styles between men and women is not surprising. However, by failing to associate gender arrangements to the power arrangements that they promote and enforce is naïve in an intellectual way. Considering the highly integrated lives of the American men and women, to assign full-fledged cultural status to patterns that emerge out of socialization is of doubtful validity. Besides, Tannen moves from the initial premise that boys and girls grow up in two distinct cultures, which is a disputed fact, to the questionable claim that problems with communication between adult males and females are equivalent to other types of cross-cultural miscommunication. With this view, her final conclusion that the issue of miscommunication between men and women emerges from our lack of familiarity with gender specific styles of communication is founded on biased, fictional information.
Self-Disclosure is when a person opens up themselves to another person.There are some people that when it comes to self-disclosure it’s no problem for them to share but there are others that take self-disclosure very seriously. Those who self-disclose easily are probably the ones that love to talk to others. The ones that actually dont like self-disclosing are typically the ones that feel vulnerable when they do self-disclsose. Some people may think that self-Disclosure is one of the most important thing when it comes to developing a relationship. The relationship could be romantic or it could me just a friendship.To have a strong relationship with a person there must be trust involved. For that trust to accumulate a person has to become vulnerable for a moment. Once that trust is established it is easier to self-disclose. That is how some people create bestfriends and those bestfriends turn out to be the person you will always go to. Self- Disclosure also has the ability to end
It refers to the patterns of communication, interpretation and adjustment between individuals. Both the verbal and nonverbal responses that a listener then delivers are similarly constructed in expectation of how the original speaker will react. Workers contribution is more involved in this theory. (Markes, 1999)
Many barriers are associated to communication that reduces its efficiency, we will discuss in this report the main obstacle that prevent the communication to be effective.
All human beings communicate either with intention or without intention every single day. According to Barth (2014), Palo Alto Team stated “ one cannot not communicate” in one of their axioms of communication. Communication can be defined as “a social process in which individuals employ symbols to establish and interpret meaning in their environment” (Went & Turner, 2014, p. 5). It can be divided into three models in order to enhance our understanding towards the function of communication, which are mainly linear model, interactional model and transcactional model (Wood, 2009). According to Went & Turner, 2014, there are also different traditions and contexts in communication where it helps us to break down difficulty when we attempt to understand communication theory and their process.