TOPIC 4: Self-Concept and Relational Communication Paper – Final Draft
Use the feedback from your peer review and your instructor to make corrections to complete a final draft.
Write a 1,000-1,250-word paper, applying what you have learned about the study of relational communication thus far in the class by doing the following:
1. After reviewing this topic’s assigned readings, explain the role of self-concept, identity, or self-perception in relationships (think about Goffman’s distinction between “front region” and “back region” or Identity Management Theory). How do these concepts influence communication choices in friend, work, romantic, or family relationships? (Suggestion: Only choose one to two relationship types to address; there is not enough space to give adequate attention to all of them)
2. What is the role of faith and religious or spiritual identity in relationships? How does it affect communication in relationships?
3. Use current communication research to support an argument about how new media (i.e., social networking sites/apps) influence identity construction and identity management in the relationships that were discussed in part 1.
Include a minimum of six scholarly sources.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.
Read Chapter 4 and 7 in Reflect & Relate: An Introduction to Interpersonal Communication.
Read “The Role of Listening in Interpersonal Influence,” by Ames, Maissen, & Brockner, from Journal of Research in Personality (2012).
Read “The Science and Sanity of Listening,” by Cline, from A Review of General Semantics (2013).
Read “Are You Listening to Me?: Communication and Boundaries Between Students and Their Parents,” by Rosenberger, from About Campus (2011).
For additional information, the following is recommended: “Defining Social Listening: Recognizing an Emerging Dimension of Listening” by Stewart & Arnold, International Journal of Listening (2018).
For additional information, the following is recommended: “The Impact of Mindfulness on Empathy, Active Listening, and Perceived Provisions of Emotional Support” by Jones, Bodie, & Hughes, Communication Research (2019).
For additional information, the following is recommended: “Tailoring Emotions in Romantic Relationships: A Person-Centered Approach” by Benson, Cavallo, & Daljeet, Journal of Research in Personality (2020).
For additional information, the following is recommended: “Relationship Context and Emotion Regulation Across the Life Span” by Lindsey, from Emotion (2020).