This paper requires you to apply the components of interpersonal communication (chapters 7-
14) to a video from the choices below. You should have an introduction paragraph (describing the overview of the video), five
body paragraphs (meaning five examples to support your thesis), and a conclusion. A paragraph
is 5-8 sentences. Please see the format below.
FORMAT
Introduction:
You will begin by introducing the video. Then include a purpose statement or thesis that explains the analysis that includes the terms you are using in your analysis. Then you will include a transition sentence that leads into your analysis.
Body
You will include 5 body paragraphs, each with an example of communication in the video that
relates to interpersonal communication. Please highlight, bold, or italicize the concepts. You
must include examples when evaluating the event. I want to know what happened specifically.
You will describe what the concept means, what you saw in the movie that displayed this
concept, then relate this to your life.
For example (Inside Out):
“The main character Riley, had a difficult time moving from her hometown. In one moment of
sadness, she decided to cheer up her father. She started to play hockey and was smiling and
laughing. This is an example of emotional contagion. Emotional contagion is when one
person’s emotions influence and change another person’s emotions. In this example, Riley
cheered her dad up by being happy. This happens a lot to me with my roommate. I try to keep
him laughing which makes us both feel better. Emotional contagion goes hand in hand with
reappraisal.”
Please include transition statements between paragraphs (the last sentence is an example of a
transition statement).
Conclusion
Finally, the paper should end with a brief conclusion paragraph (with a recap) including what
you learned about interpersonal communication by watching this video.
List of Acceptable Videos: Keep in mind you can email me if you have a choice you think is
appropriate:
If you have Disney+: Please use Inside Out*
If you have Amazon Prime: Please choose from Super 8, or if you want to choose a film that is
more “adult” (please be cautioned these films may include language, situation, and content
meant for adults): I’m Your Woman, The Lie, or Upload (this is a series)
If you have Hulu: Please choose from Antz (animated film). If you want to choose a film that is
more “adult” (please be cautioned these films may include language, situation, and content
meant for adults): 50 First Dates, Wedding Planner, or Deadpool
If you have Netflix: Please choose from The Lorax or Pets 2 (animated films), or if you want to
choose a film that is more “adult” (please be cautioned these films may include language,
situation, and content meant for adults): Marriage Story, Dallas Buyers Club, or The Umbrella
Academy (this is a series).