TOPIC 7: Benchmark – Relational Development Challenges
In a 1,500-2,250-word (total) using APA Format
Part I-In 500-750 words, analyze a dark side communication or conflict challenge people experience in the development of relationships, using interpersonal communication theories related to dark side communication and conflict (e.g., deception, verbal aggression, stalking, hurtful messages, betrayal, defensiveness, negative conflict spirals). (C. 1.2)
Part II-In 500-750 words, explain how the challenges described in Part 1 are experienced differently in two different relational types (e.g., family relationships versus friendships or romance versus workplace relationships).
Part III-In 500-750 words, compare and contrast interpersonal theoretical explanations of these relational challenges with Christian worldview explanations. (C.1.4)
You need to have a minimum of nine academic sources (three for each section).
Prepare it according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite to check for similarity scores and plagiarism.
This assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies:
1.2: Describe how interpersonal communication theories explain human interaction.
1.4: Compare and contrast interpersonal theoretical explanations of human interaction with Christian worldview explanations.
Read Chapters 11-12 in Reflect & Relate: An Introduction to Interpersonal Communication. URL:https://www.gcumedia.com/digital-resources/bedford-freeman-and-worth/2018/reflect-and-relate_an-introduction-to-interpersonal-communication_5e.php
Read “Communicative Correlates of Satisfaction, Family Identity, and Group Salience in Multiracial/Ethnic Families,” by Soliz, Thorson, & Rittenour, from Journal of Marriage & Family (2009). URL:https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www-proquest-com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/docview/219748891?accountid=7374
Read “Assessing the Relationship Between Family Mealtime Communication and Adolescent Emotional Well-Being Using the Experience Sampling Method,” by Offer, from Journal of Adolescense (2013). URL:https://www-sciencedirect-com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/science/article/pii/S0140197113000444?via%3Dihub
Read “Emerging Adults’ Perceptions of Acceptable Behaviors Prior to Forming a Committed, Dating Relationship,” by Taylor, Rappleyea, Fang, & Cannon, from Journal of Adult Development (2013). URL:https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www-proquest-com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/docview/2259782106?accountid=7374
Read “Love’s About Little Things,” by Bradley & Furrow, from Personal Excellence (2014). URL:https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=94753727&site=ehost-live&scope=site&custid=s8333196&groupid=main&profile=ehost
Read “Balancing the Need to Be “Me” With the Need to Be “We”: Applying Optimal Distinctiveness Theory to the Understanding of Multiple Motives Within Romantic Relationships,” by Slotter, Duffy, & Gardner, from Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (2014). URL:https://www-sciencedirect-com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/science/article/pii/S002210311400002X?via%3Dihub
For additional information, the following is recommended: “Interconnection of Multiple Communication Modes in Long-Distance Dating Relationships” by Wang, Roaché, & Pusateri, from Western Journal of Communication (2019). URL:https://doi-org.lopes.idm.oclc.org/10.1080/10570314.2018.1552986
For additional information, the following is recommended: “Lonely Joy: How Families With Nonverbal Children With Disabilities Communicate, Collaborate, and Resist in a World That Values Words” by Raffety, Vollrath, Harris, & Foote, from Journal of Pastoral Theology (2019). URL:https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=rfh&AN=ATLAiACO190909000731&site=ehost-live&scope=site&custid=s8333196&groupid=main&profile=ehost
For additional information, the following is recommended: “Online Communication and Dating Relationships: Effects of Decreasing Online Communication on Feelings of Closeness and Relationship Satisfaction” by Sullivan, Riedstra, Arellano, Cardillo, Kalach, & Ram from 9.1620961
For additional information, the following is recommended: “Online Communication and Dating Relationships: Effects of Decreasing Online Communication on Feelings of Closeness and Relationship Satisfaction” by Sullivan, Riedstra, Arellano, Cardillo, Kalach, & Ram from Journal of Social and Personal Relationships (2020). URL:https://journals-sagepub-com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/doi/full/10.1177/0265407520924707
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