Interpersonal Conflict in Television


Question Description

Choose one television show from the list provided below:

  • Black-ish
    • This television show can be found for no charge with closed captioning at ABC.
  • NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service
    • This television show can be found for no charge with closed captioning at CBS.
  • Modern Family
    • This television show can be found for no charge with closed captioning at ABC.
  • The Big Bang Theory
    • This television show can be found for no charge with closed captioning at CBS.
  • Scandal
    • This television show can be found for no charge with closed captioning at ABC.

Watch one episode of one of the above television programs and identify and describe one interpersonal conflict that was not handled effectively. Based on what you have learned in Chapters 8 and 9 of Bevan and Sole (2014), write a two-page paper explaining why the conflict was not handled effectively and describe the strategies that could have been used to resolve this conflict. Be sure to focus on one particular interpersonal conflict and not the television show as a whole. The television programs can be found in syndication, weekly on air, and through the links provided above.

Before you submit this paper, you must do the assignment training for this paper and take the quiz.

The Interpersonal Conflict in Television paper

  • Must be two double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style. For assistance, visit the Writing Center’s APA Essay Checklist for Students.
  • Must include a title page with the following: (For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, please refer to the Formatting Instructions for MS Word 2013)
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper. For assistance on writing Introductions and Conclusions as well as Thesis Statements, please refer to the Writing Center resources.
  • Must use the textbook as a source. The Integrating Research tutorial will offer further assistance on including supporting information and reasoning.
  • Must document any information from a source in APA style, as outlined in the Writing Center’s In-Text Citation Guide.
  • Must include a separate APA References List that is formatted according to APA style. Given you will be citing a single episode, instead of the series, please review the Writing Center’s guidelines for Common APA Reference List Models. Follow the instructions for referencing a single episode of a television series.

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Week 4 Paper Training By Cheri Ketchum, Assistant Professor Ashford University In this week’s paper, you will be analyzing an interpersonal conflict in an episode of a television show in order to demonstrate your understanding of some conflict management techniques discussed in Bevan and Sole. In this presentation, we will discuss exactly what is expected of you in this paper and review the key elements of the grading rubric. You will be required to take a quiz on this material. So, consider taking some notes. To begin, you are going to have to choose one of these programs. These shows have been selected because they regularly have interpersonal conflict and it is primarily based on communication issues. If you have problems accessing any of these shows, contact your instructor. Also, many of them are available on youtube and the ones on ABC are available for free on their website. Once you’ve selected the show, go ahead and watch. We recommend that you take notes on exactly what is involved in the conflict. When you go to write the paper, you’ll want to briefly explain what happened on the program, the characters involved in the conflict and their relationship with each other. You’ll then explain what led to the conflict and how the conflict illustrates key points from the text. One way to begin is by presenting the definition of conflict offered in Bevan and Sole. Notice that they point out that conflict involves: A) An “expressed” struggle. So, one person must be conveying their unhappiness about something, either verbally or nonverbally. B) There are two “interdependent” parties involved and their choices affect each other. Think through what “interdependence” means and why it is so crucial to conflict. C) Next, the two have incompatible goals. Because of this, they want different things. Perhaps, it is a limited resource, like a job, time, or money, and only one is going to get it. D) Finally, there is some interference from others. To overcome this barrier, someone is either going to get their way, or not, or some compromise is going to have to occur. Now that you have a solid definition of conflict, you can actually take the events you witnessed in the television program and put them through these four parts. Think about how the parties are “expressing” their discontent. Identify how they two (or more) characters are interconnected. What are the competing needs involved in this dispute? Finally, does one party end up being a clear “winner” or did they find a way to collaborate or compromise and both feel good about the resolution? Bevan and Sole discuss a variety of conflict management strategies. Here is a list of themes covered that you might consider covering:   Positive relationship behaviors Negative relationship behaviors        The investment model Empathy Equity Avoidance, Competition, Compromise, and Collaboration Jealousy Deception I Statements These are simply themes I read from the table of contents. You will want to identify the connections you see in your fictional conflict and think through these themes. Avoid simply listing some of these terms. Instead, you want to define them (with full citations!) and demonstrate that you can take an idea and say “here is how the idea of avoidance is happening in this program.” When you are done writing your essay, look through the grading rubric. To maximize points, be sure that you: 1) 2) 3) 4) Identify and describe a conflict that was not handled correctly Explain why it wasn’t handled correctly Use Bevan and Sole to analyze the conflict and think through some strategies they discuss Explain what could have been done differently EACH of these components of your paper are worth 20% of your overall grade and covering all of these themes is worth 80% of your grade. When you are done with your paper, carefully read it and ask yourself, “did I sufficiently explain the conflict?” Can I say why that the conflict was not handled well? Notice that the rubric states distinguished performance here focuses on conflict resolution strategies discussed in course readings. So, you will not earn full credit for your identification and description without a formal APA citation to Bevan and Sole. In thinking through your explanation of why the conflict wasn’t handled effectively, you need to “clearly” explain why. The more details you provide, the better and the more connections you can make to what you’ve learned in Bevan and Sole, the better. We don’t want to simply have you summarize the television episode. The idea here is for you to convey what you’ve learned about conflict management THROUGH discussing this television episode. Next, you are asked to “analyze the conflict” and highlight conflict management strategies. Again, this is asking you directly use Bevan and Sole. Again, your instructor will be looking for you to incorporate an idea from Bevan and Sole, with full citations. Avoid simply using quotes. If you use a quote, you want to explain the meaning and significance of the quote. Even better, paraphrase, so we can see that you can put others ideas in your own words. Be sure to still include a citation though! Finally, even in explanation of what could have been done differently, you are assessed on how well you’ve incorporated Bevan and Sole into your thinking. So, you have four criteria and each is asking that you use Bevan and Sole. You should therefore aim to use these authors repeatedly to 1) 2) 3) 4) Explain the conflict Explain why it wasn’t handled well Highlight a specific conflict management strategy discussed in Bevan and Sole Explain exactly what the characters could have done differently. If you have any questions about what we want, ask your instructor. And, as has been mentioned, we are also requiring that you read the sample paper. It is an example of distinguished work and you can use it as a guide to figure out the level of detail and analysis we expect of you. Finally, please note that a full 20% of your grade is also based on the writing and organization in your paper. Be sure you have a clear introduction, thesis and conclusion. Don’t just jump into your analysis. Check to ensure you have no spelling and grammar errors. If you’ve been told you have some issues with your writing, work with a tutor in the Writing Center to ensure you express yourself clearly. Finally, be sure you’ve met the page requirements and that you’ve followed all APA formatting rules. If you have not cited any sources, you are in trouble! Go back and incorporate some key course themes into your paper and give Bevan and Sole proper credit. Okay. Good luck! ...
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Running Head: Interpersonal conflict in The Big Bang Theory

Interpersonal Conflict in The Big Bang Theory
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Interpersonal Conflict in The Big Bang Theory
Other than defining evil forces, the dark side has also been used to mean destructive,
distressing, distorted and dysfunctional aspects of human actions. Every relationship; whether
personal or a professional relationship encounters the challenge of interpersonal conflict. Such
challenges tend to be over escalated, annoying and yet again ignored. More than just a
coworker’s disagreement, conflict can also manifest itself where a decision or a plan is required,
and yet none of the parties find a middle ground or come into an agreement. Emotions may
become intense, many times, hence resulting into additional challenges within the relationship.
Although it is easy to recognize conflicts, the c...

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