COM200: Interpersonal Communication week 4 (Ashford university)

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In this week’s readings the author discussesemotional intelligence, a concept which measures people’s ability to understand emotions and express them appropriately. As you have learned, this ability is crucial to communicating effectively in interpersonal relationships. One of the major components of emotional intelligence is the ability to empathize with others. First, describein your own wordswhat it means to have empathy. Second, share an example of a time when you found it difficult to empathize with someone. How did you handle the situation? What could you have done differently to empathize with them?

Your initial response should be 150-200 words in length

Ashford 5: - Week 4 - Discussion 2

Attraction in Interpersonal Relationships

Chapter Eight ofMaking Connections: Understanding Interpersonal Communication addresses the various elements that attract us to other people when we first enter a relationship. It might be just one thing that we like about another person or it could be several things. What do you look for in other people when you first meet them? This could be a potential romantic partner or even a platonic friend. Either way, we each look for or are attracted to certain things when we meet people. Share an example of a time when you developed a friendship/relationship with someone whom you did not get along with at first. What changed for you?

Your initial response should be 150-200 words in length

Ashford 5: - Week 4 - Assignment

Interpersonal Conflict in Film

Chooseone (1)movie from a list provided below:

  • Brooks, J. (Director). (2004).Spanglish[Film]. Los Angeles: Gracie Films.
  • Cohen, B. (Producer), & Mendes, S. (Director). (1999).American beauty[Film]. Los Angeles: Dreamworks.
  • Goldwyn, T. (Director). (2006).The last kiss[Film]. Los Angeles: Dreamworks.
  • Haggis, P. (Director). (2004).Crash[Film]. Los Angeles: Bob Yari Productions.
  • Mordaunt, W., Tadross, M. (Executive Producers), &Tennant, A. (Director). (2005).Hitch[Film]. Los Angeles: Sony Pictures.

Watch your selected film, identify an interpersonal conflict that was not handled effectively, and write a two-page paper (excluding title and reference pages) regarding why the conflict was not handled effectively and what could have been done differently.Be sure to focus on one particular interpersonal conflict and not the movie as a whole.Films can be viewed online via streaming media sites, such asNetflixorAmazon Instant Video. You may also rent DVDs from these sites, or from your local DVD rental outlet. Some films may be available for free at streaming sites, such asHuluorCrackle. You may also check them out at low or no cost from your local library.

Please Note:
A synopsis of the film (e.g., which actors are in the film or what the movie is about) should not be included. Be sure to reference at least one of your course readings from this week in your paper.The paper must be formatted according to APA style. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.

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