Ch 12: Communication Between Family & Friends

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Communication Between Family & Friends-Chapter Summary & Learning Objectives

What does communication look like when we use it with our families and friends? In this chapter, you'll take a look at the characteristics of communication with friends and family members. Use the lesson quizzes within this chapter to evaluate your learning. By the end of this chapter, you should be able to understand:

  • How families are defined
  • How communication patterns differ between family and friends
  • What elements influence communication with family and friends
  • The various levels of friendship

VideoObjective
What is Family?-Definition, Characteristics & Types Discover the meaning of family, its features, and the different kinds of family.
Family Communication Patterns Study the numerous family communication patterns.
Influences on Family Communication: Culture, Gender & Technology Explore how culture, gender, and technology impact communication between family members.
Friends & Communication: Definition, Types & Aspects Examine the meaning of friends and identify the different kinds of friends.
Needs in a Friendship: Utility, Affirmation, Ego, Support, Stimulation & Security Understand the essential needs in a friendship.
The Stages of Friendship: Contact, Involvement & Close/Intimate Analyze the phases of friendship.
Influences on Communication Amongst Friends: Culture, Gender & Technology Identify how culture, gender, and technology affect the ways in which friends communicate.

8 Lessons in Chapter 12: Communication Between Family & Friends
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Family? - Definition, Characteristics & Types

1. What is Family? - Definition, Characteristics & Types

Family is something that influences each and every one of us. So, it's pretty important. Explore the definition and characteristics of family and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Family Communication Patterns

2. Family Communication Patterns

In this lesson, you will explore ways in which families interact and discover the relationship between power and communication. Then you'll be able to test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Influences on Family Communication: Culture, Gender & Technology

3. Influences on Family Communication: Culture, Gender & Technology

We communicate with all sorts of people, so what makes families any different? In this lesson, we are going to look a bit closer at communication within the family and discover what sort of influences play into how, when, and why we even try.

Friends & Communication: Definition, Types & Aspects

4. Friends & Communication: Definition, Types & Aspects

Think about your friends. I'll bet you have many different types of friendships in your life. In this lesson, we'll examine the major types of friendships, and how different types of friends communicate with each other.

Needs in a Friendship: Utility, Affirmation, Ego Support, Stimulation & Security

5. Needs in a Friendship: Utility, Affirmation, Ego Support, Stimulation & Security

Why do you have friends? What do you get out of your friendships? In this lesson, we'll examine friendships and the five major types of benefits to friendship, including utility, stimulation, affirmation, ego support, and security.

The Stages of Friendship: Contact, Involvement & Close/Intimate

6. The Stages of Friendship: Contact, Involvement & Close/Intimate

Like other relationships, friendships go through certain stages. In this lesson, we'll look at the three major stages of friendship while also learning how communication works in each.

Influences on Communication Amongst Friends: Culture, Gender & Technology

7. Influences on Communication Amongst Friends: Culture, Gender & Technology

Communication is one of the fundamental aspects of a friendship, but it can be deeply influenced by outside factors. Explore the impact culture, gender, and technology have on communication between friends, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Communicating With and About People with Disabilities

8. Communicating With and About People with Disabilities

We all want to be polite, but we often get nervous when communicating with or about people with disabilities. In this lesson, explore good communication habits.

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