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  • Define self-concept, self-image, and self-esteem and relate each to interpersonal and intrapersonal communication. Write at least two sentences analyzing each term.
  • Provide an example of how your self-concept, self-image, or self-esteem has affected your interpersonal communication and how interpersonal communication has shaped your ideas of self.
    • Use specific examples to illustrate your points.
  • How does your example illustrate the relationship between psychology and communication?

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Week 1 – Discussion COM200: Interpersonal Communication (ACM1904C) ASHFORD UNIVERSITY

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

  The “Self” and Communication

 

In Chapter 2 of your text, Bevan and Sole (2014) lay out many psychological concepts concerning the “self.” These key elements of human psychology are central to how we communicate with ourselves (intrapersonal communication) and others (interpersonal communication).

Before you start working on the post, you must complete the training Writing a Good Discussion Board Post (Links to an external site.) and complete the quiz. It is also suggested that you watch the PowerPoint tutorial Understanding the Discussion Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.).

For a transcript of this presentation, please click here.

Please also watch the following video:

For a transcript of this video, please click here.

 
Prepare: To prepare for this discussion you must do the following:

  • Review Chapter 2 in your text. Focus on the segments of the chapter on self-concept, self-image, and self-esteem.
  • Carefully read the discussion instructions and note that you must not only define these three terms, but you must also relate them to communication. You are also required to think through your own self-concept, self-esteem, or self-image and how it has both been shaped by previous communication and shapes your future communication.
  • Review the grading rubric and note that 30% of your grade is based on your application of course material (General Content/Subject Knowledge) and 30% is based on your ability to demonstrate you are thinking critically and presenting original ideas.
 
Reflect: Take time to reflect on how your self-concept, self-image, or self-esteem have affected the way you communicate with others and how feedback from others has shaped how you conceptualize who you are. Think about both intrapersonal and interpersonal communication.  
Write: Based on the information in Bevan and Sole (2014) in Chapter 2,

  • Define self-concept, self-image, and self-esteem and relate each to interpersonal and intrapersonal communication. Write at least two sentences analyzing each term.
  • Provide an example of how your self-concept, self-image, or self-esteem has affected your interpersonal communication and how interpersonal communication has shaped your ideas of self.
    • Use specific examples to illustrate your points.
  • How does your example illustrate the relationship between psychology and communication?

Thoroughly address all three elements of this prompt. Consider copying and pasting these tasks into a word file and addressing each of them separately.

Your initial response should be 200 to 300 words in length and is due by Thursday, Day 3.

 
Respond to Peers: Your replies to others is your “participation” and is worth 30% of your overall grade. Review your classmates’ posts and try to find some common ground or expand on their ideas. Use the text to extend your classmates’ points about psychology and communication. Ask questions that will deepen everyone’s understanding of the key concepts.

Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Monday, Day 7. Response posts must be 125 to 200 words in length. If you have questions about how to participate in discussions, consult About Discussions under the Course Home menu, watch the presentation titled Understanding the Discussion Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.), and watch the tutorial Writing a Good Discussion Board Post

 

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