To prepare for this discussion post, do the following: Review your notes on Chapter 5: Developing Confidence: Coping with Insecurities about Interpersonal Communication. Read Chapter 6: Interpersonal Communication in the Workplace. Read the writing prompt below in its entirety. Notice that there are three tasks to complete: Based on what you’ve learned from Bevan and Sole, identify one or two forms of communication apprehension you have experienced on the job. Explain at least two strategies discussed in Bevan and Sole to overcome the communication apprehension. Discuss the role of communication in a professional setting. Review the grading rubric.
Reflect Icon Reflect:
Take time to reflect on a specific experience you had in the workplace where you faced the challenge of communication apprehension. Think about how to overcome this challenge. What changes can you make to improve how you communicate at work?
Consider communication as both the problem and solution.
Write Icon Write:
Based on course materials and your own reflections, address the following:
Describe a time you found yourself in a situation where you faced a specific form of communication apprehension in the workplace. Be sure to explain the apprehension itself and how you experienced it. If your work experience is limited, consider a time when you were working with others in a different context, such as school or a club. Based on advice from Bevan and Sole (2014), explain some specific strategies you can use to overcome the communication apprehension(s) you listed and make yourself a more competent communicator.
Read and formally cite Bevan and Sole to discuss the role of communication in being a professional. Thoroughly address all three elements of this prompt by writing at least two to three
Self-disclosure is a crucial element of building trust and becoming close to others. However, do we gain the same benefits when we do so online? In this assignment, you will first watch this lecture by Psychologist Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone? Then, you will relate some key points from that video to what Bevan and Sole (2014), had to say about the importance of self-disclosure in relationship formation and psychological health discussed in Chapter 7. You will discuss the importance of disclosing information and some of the general concerns Turkle raises about being both “connected” and “isolated” in our computer-mediated communication.
Prepare Icon Prepare:
To prepare for this discussion post, you must do the following: Watch the video Connected, but alone.
Read Chapter 7 in the course text.
Focus especially on section 7.4.
Based on what you’ve learned in these readings and videos, consider the importance self-disclosure in connecting with others and psychological health. Read the writing prompt below in its entirety. Notice that there are three tasks to complete: Define self-disclosure and explain its importance. Think about how computer mediated communication has influenced patterns of self-disclosure and connecting with others.
Make connections between the themes of computer-mediated communication (CMC), isolation, and psychological health. Review the grading rubric. Reflect Icon Reflect: Take time to reflect on the role of self-disclosure in the formation and sustenance of relationships. Consider when it is appropriate and how this can change over time or in various contexts. Write Icon Write: Based on what you have learned in Chapter 7 of Bevan and Sole (2014) and the video by Sherry Turkle (2012), address the following: What is self-disclosure and