For this paper, you will be directed to respond to a specific question or set of questions located below. This will require critical thought and application of your own thoughts and values to an interpersonal communication topic.
The paper should be 1-2 pages, typed, double-spaced, 1-inch margins, 12 point Times New Roman font. Please save your paper in .doc or .docx format to ensure your instructor can open it easily. To understand how your instructor will grade this paper, see the attached Reflection Paper Rubric. The rubric is also available in the Course Rubrics folder under the “Resources” tab..
Reflection Paper #5 Topic/Prompt
In the service of social harmony, politeness often discourages the expression of negative emotions (even if they are felt) and encourages the expression of positive emotions (even if they aren’t felt). In what ways is this good for the individual and/or the society? In what ways is it bad? Using what you know about emotion, make a case for or a case against politeness (as it relates to emotional expression).