Effective interpersonal interactions
Imagine that a newly engaged couple hears that you are taking a course in interpersonal communication, and wants advice for their relationship. What advice would you give them regarding how to effectively use interpersonal communication in their relationship? Write the paper in the form of a letter.
Use the below list of five course learning outcomes to help guide your letter. For each of the five learning outcomes, create a separate section with a heading that reflects the learning outcome that you are using.
- Identify the barriers to effective interpersonal interactions.
- Describe the process by which self-concept is developed and maintained.
- Define emotional intelligence and its role in effective interpersonal relationships.
- Evaluate appropriate levels of self-disclosure in relationships.
- Describe strategies for managing interpersonal conflicts.
Write an eight to ten page paper (excluding title and reference pages) in the form of a letter. In this paper, address the five concepts above. Your advice cannot be based on your own opinions; you must back up your advice with research. This is a formal paper and should utilize proper grammar, complete sentences, appropriate paragraphs, and correct citations/references in proper APA (6th edition) style. However, you will write this paper in the format of a letter to the newly-engaged couple, and may address the couple throughout the paper. For example: “Dear Sara and Tim, my advice to you for a successful relationship is…” Along with explaining concepts and including research, you may also use your personal experiences as examples of the research and advice that you are offering.
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.
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis. Must use at least five scholarly sources, including a minimum of two from the Ashford University Library. Must document all sources (both within the text and on a separate reference page) in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Letter of Advice
April 30, 2015
Dear Angie and Gerald,
I am writing this letter to you because you asked for my advice about how to have a healthy and happy relationship. “Interpersonal communication is a social process, and we usually communicate for one of three primary purposes, to meet personal needs; to learn about ourselves, other people, and the world; and to build and maintain relationships with others” (Bevan & Sole, 2014). In this letter I will help you to understand the importance of interpersonal communication between the two of you so as to build a happy and healthy relationship together….