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dc.contributor.advisorBurns, Michael
dc.contributor.authorScarborough, Chloe
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-13T12:49:46Z
dc.date.available2017-07-13T12:49:46Z
dc.date.issued2017-05
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/6725
dc.description.abstractTechnology has become increasingly prevalent in our lives, and some of its effects can be seen in the declining quality of our relationships. As we have adapted to technology, we have moved our relationships primarily to the online world instead of regularly communicating face-to-face. This has affected the ways in which we relate to one another, especially regarding our conversation styles, our capacity for solitude, and our levels of empathy, vulnerability, and authenticity. However, through conscious awareness of how our minds and relationships have changed, we can take concrete action each day in order to develop more authenticity, vulnerability, and intimacy with those around us. We can learn to practice active listening, spend time in silence, pay attention to our unconscious thought patterns, and even attend counseling if more extreme measures are required. In applying these steps, we can achieve more fulfilling relationships with our friends, partners, family members, and anyone else that we interact with on a regular basis.en_US
dc.formatText
dc.format.extent56 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectRelationshipsen_US
dc.subjectTechnologyen_US
dc.subjectEmpathyen_US
dc.subjectAuthenticityen_US
dc.subjectVulnerabilityen_US
dc.subjectInterpersonal communicationen_US
dc.subjectFriendshipen_US
dc.subjectMessagingen_US
dc.subjectTextingen_US
dc.subjectSmartphonesen_US
dc.titleMaintaining Fulfilling Relationships in an Era of Technological Communicationen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunication Studies
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
txstate.departmentHonors College


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