Bevan On Intergenerational Communication Assignment
Week 3 Short Answer Paper Video Resources
The following videos can help you better understand some of the themes covered in the week 3 short-
answer paper and are organized by theme.
On first impressions:
Cabane, O. F. (2011, November 24). The science of first impressions. youtube.com. Retrieved August
26, 2019 from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zRZ5j2O07w
Description: Writer and coach Olivia Fox Cabane explains the ongoing importance of first impressions
has not gone away. She addresses the importance of visualization, imagination, and showing interest in
others. As you watch, think about how might you apply some of the advice she offers to thinking about
workplace relationships or making an “impression” at work.
Conveying that one cares:
Headlee, C. (2015, May 7). How to have a good conversation. TEDx – Creative Coast.
Description: Journalist Celeste Headlee offers advice about the importance of genuinely listening and
says that it is important to acknowledge that communication involves both a speaker and a hearer. We
must learn to listen to understand, not just to reply. In doing so, we convey we care and are
consideration of others
Communication and job satisfaction. There are two videos that cover job satisfaction.
1) Donohue, M. (2016, December 13). How to get along with Boomers, GenXers and Millennials. TEDX
Toronto. Retrieved August 27, 2019 from https: / / youtu. be/ RtD xP cQ8 GJg
Description: Scholar Mary Donohue explores the role of generational categories in styles of
communication. She sees boomers as focused on legacy and are geared toward auditory exchanges,
gen-Xers are seen as builders and are focused on the visual, and Millenials are adapters and adopters.
She offers advice about how to address generational differences. Look to see if you see any links to
Bevan on intergenerational communication.
2) Achor, S. (2012, February 1). The happy secret to better work. TED Talks. Retrieved August 26, 2019
Description: In a reversal of logic, positive psychologist Shawn Achor emphasizes that we should be
happy then work, not that we should try to become happy as a result of work. What might this mean in
terms of our patterns of intrapersonal or interpersonal communication? So, instead of thinking that
success leads to happiness, we must think of how happiness leads to success. Is your job satisfaction
(happiness) determined by your external world or your internal processing of your work?
Online bullying. There are two video presentations on cyberbullying.
A teen takes on cyberbullying:
Prabhu, T. (2015, March 11). Stop cyberbullying before the damage is done. youtube.com. Retrieved
August 21, 2019 from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ps3Cefys0Kc
Description: Teen activist and creator of “ReThink,” Trisha Prabhu explains that we are not talking about
cyberbullying enough, yet millions are suffering every day. This leads to increases in drug and alcohol
abuse and suicide. She has specific advice about how to overcome this bullying crisis. She offers
concrete advice for overcoming the issue, which primarily involves signaling to the bully that they should
“rethink” what they think and post. Based on what we’ve learned in this class, why might ReThink work
How online abuse of women has spiraled out of control
Description: Actress Ashley Judd discusses her experiences being bullied online and demonstrates how
it is a form of sexual harassment and that marginalized groups are typically the target. She invites us all
to take on this crisis directly to try to rectify the situation. As you watch, see if you can make links to
what we have said about taking responsibility and respect.
Online bubbles and our narrowing reality
Pariser, E. (2011, May 2). Beware online “filter bubbles.” TED Talks. Retrieved July 14, 2019 from
Description: In this presentation, internet activist Eli Pariser discusses some of the dangers of the online
filter bubbles we all are parts of. While we as Americans tend to value terms such as democracy,
inclusion, and diversity, the web is, and has been, using algorithms to give us information. This means
we are all living in different worlds, keeping us from having a shared sense of reality and we are getting
what others think we “want” to see, but maybe not what we “need” to see. This divisiveness is
potentially dangerous to our democracy and even the idea that we are “united” as states of America. As
you watch, think through the values that are important to him that he says as violated by algorithms.