Interpersonal Paper Assignment
After watching a film from the attached list, you will write a 2-3 page paper (typed, double-spaced, one inch
margins, 12 point font) discussing the communication concepts found within the movie. Please answer the
following questions in paragraph format.
In addition to the 2-3 pages, include a cover sheet with your name, class day, and class time.
1. Choose two concepts from the list below.
2. First define and explain in your own words your understanding of the concepts AND their sub-categories.
3. Next, use specific examples from the movie to further demonstrate your understanding of the concepts
and their relation to individual characters or relationships.
Chapter 7 Concepts
1. Social Penetration Model
2. Johari Window
a. Open
b. Hidden
c. Blind
d. Unknown
3. Relational Spirals
a. Positive
b. Negative
c. Cyclical
Chapter 8 Concepts
1. Types of Friendships
2. Parenting Styles
Chapter 9 Concepts
1. Stages of Romantic Relationships (include all relevant stages you saw in the movie)
2. Love Languages
3. Dialectical Perspectives
4. Deception in Romantic Relationships
5. Conflict Expression Styles
Sample format for paper:
I. Introduction
A. Attention- Getter
B. Thesis
C. Preview
II. Body
A. Concept 1
a. Definition
b. Examples
B. Concept 2
a. Definition
b. Examples
III. Conclusion
A. Review
B. Effective Last Statement
Extra Credit (up to 10 points) – Choose another concept listed on this paper to examine and write a one-page
response that answers the questions listed above. Please label this section EXTRA CREDIT on a separate page.
When Harry Met Sally
Office Space
Remember the Titans
Mr. Holland’s Opus
Steel Magnolias
You’ve Got Mail
Dead Poet’s Society
Almost Famous
Fried Green Tomatoes
Good Will Hunting
One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Knocked Up
Shallow Hal
How To Lose a Guy in Ten Days
Love Actually
Mona Lisa Smile
The Notebook
Garden State
Shawshank Redemption
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Forrest Gump
Little Miss Sunshine
Walk the Line
Chasing Amy
8 Mile
The War
Fight Club
40 Year Old Virgin
He’s Just Not That into You
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Slumdog Millionaire