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Part 1: What it is and why we do it
Physical need Minds and bodies don’t work right in extreme isolation Built to communicate Words Movements smells
Twin studies The one of the pair who has poor relationships tend to have higher rates of heart disease even though weight, eating habits and exercise habits are almost the same. People who are isolated 2-3x more likely to die early Think about it: Any thoughts why that is?
Vietnam POW’s Made up complex systems of taps, coughs, laughs to talk to other prisoners North Vietnamese attempted to force isolation. They often used torture to find out how POW’s communicated.
Monkey experiments In a small group, go to my SWIFT site and click “monkey experiments” under links Summarize the method of the research Summarize the results One person operates the computer, the other records 10 minute time limit Connection Think and answer: Given what you know from the mini-research, why would the North Vietnamese work so hard to keep POW’s isolated?
Identity Needs We decide who we are in relation to others Formation of cultures Most often, people identify with some group Positive and negatives Learning takes place mostly from experiences with others, eg. Unwritten rules of society; what is “right” and “wrong” Watch the video clips about feral children and discuss.
Social Needs Pleasure Affection Inclusion Escape Control Think about it: how would each need affect the way we communicate?
Practical Needs We communicate to get stuff! Ask Tell Receive Information Goods Services Exercise Play Taboo (with extra challenges) Reflect (actor) What did it feel like to have things removed? (guessers) What did it feel like to guess without certain cues?
Additional info Return to the SWIFT site and read one of the two articles on socializing and learning. On a half-sheet, respond to the following; What is the main idea of the article? How could you use this information?