You are going to identify one personal relationship andanalyze a challenge.Your relational partner must be at least 18 years of age; before that age manyadolescent variables would influence how the interaction might play out. Youmay select your son or daughter, your boss on the job, your mom or dad, yourgirlfriend or boyfriend, even a sibling or best friend could be used. The onlyrule other than age is this must be an important relationship, you know, onethat is worth analyzing.
Journal 3: Challenges inRelationships – a specific challenge you arenow or have faced in a relationship.
· Three theories or concepts foranalysis
· 2 pages in length
· entry MUST be organized exactly as outlinedbelow:
· Context: Type the context at the top of this section (you will writethe context of the interaction – where and when it occurred.) If you are unsureof what we mean by context of interpersonal interactions, read about it online andin the text. Remember, we use theory to explain, not general terms. For theChallenges Entry, your incident will focus on just one challenge fromthe following: jealousy, termination of a relationship, the impact of distanceon a relationship, or deception. See the textbook and online lessons forinformation about how theories and concepts help us understand challenges inimportant relationships.
· Interaction: Here, write the actual event, giving enough detail of whatoccurred so the analysis will be easily understood. Most people find it easierto write in a narrative form rather than a dialogue form, but it is yourchoice. The “Description” portion is about ½ page in length.
· Begin by writing the name of thetheory or concept (USE CAPS AND bold face so it is obvious to me)and write a 1 or 2 sentence explanation of the theory or concept, so it isclear you know what the theory or concept means. The theory or concept youchoose should come directly from the chapter applying to the lesson. So, for theconflict journal, the theories and concepts you use to analyze your experienceshould come from the chapter dealing with conflict.
· Now, APPLY the theory or concept tothe event you have described above. In this area you will explain why thistheory or concept helps us to understand the interaction YOU PROVIDED IN THE“Description.”
· NOTE: Short entries will lose points
NO FLUFF – I want theory application. As with all assignments, writing errorswill damage your grade. Edit your work carefully; this is a college levelcourse and college level writing is expected. All assignments are accessedthrough the lessons and submitted there. The bulk of your writing will bein the Analysis portion, not the Description portion.