something new movie analysis
Required Texts: Wood, J. (2014). Interpersonal communication: Everyday encounters. 8thEd. Boston, MA: Wadsworth.Carnegie, D. (1981). How to win friends & Influence people. Revised edition. New York, NY: Pocket Books.Johnson, S. (1998). Who moved my cheese?New York, NY: Putnams Sons.
Something New Analysis
In this paper, you will use the theories and ideas learned in this course from Wood, Johnson
and Carnegie books to thoroughly analyze the characters, plot, relationship development,
relationship maintenance, and relationship deterioration in the movie Something New. This
paper is to be a minimum of eight (8) pages in length, typed, 12 pt. times new roman font, APA,
double spaced, and free from errors. This is due Week 10.
In an effort to demystify this assignment, an example of how to set this paper up might be as
1) Detail the plot and describe each main character in the movie Something New,
2) then use the text book by Wood to analyze elements of Kenya and Brians relationship
and/or Kenya and Marks relationship such as the self, perception, listening, conflict
management and the communication pattern during conflict within, dimensions of
romantic relationships and guidelines to consider when for communicating in romantic
3) Use the Johnson book and Carnegie book to analyze Kenya and Brians over all
Keep in mind that you are trying to find and apply the ideas discussed in the texts in the
context of the movie and the movie characters. I realize not everyone will have a positive
response to this movie; however I am NOT looking for your opinion on the movie. Rather I
will be evaluating your paper based on your understanding of the theories you find and how the
characters embody those theories. One last thingI believe in each one of you to complete this
paper and score very high on it. So dont forget to breathe, be present, and believe in yourself.