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Unformatted text preview: Communication Arts 260 Review Sheet 15/10/2007 00:10:00 Communication Arts 260: Communication & Human Behavior Exam 1 Review Sheet Models of Human Communication and the History of the Field 3 myths about communication Communication is a panacea (cure, remedy) Communication can break down Communication encompasses a specific skill set The role of understanding in the process of communication Understanding through communication depends on a variety of factors: Context Cultural assumptions Demographic characteristics (age, gender, religious belief, social status, etc.) Definition of communication, including its key elements Not much agreement on a proper definition Understanding seems central, however The goal of communication may be to achieve understanding despite ambiguity Communication is a social process in which individuals employ symbols to establish and interpret meaning in their environment. 5 key elements of the definition: o Social o Process o Symbols o Meaning o Environment The intentionality debate (what it is, its central problem) Is all behavior communication? One cannot not communicate The problem: How do we study communication systematically if one cannot not communicate? The basic elements of the linear model, interactional model, and transaction model of communication Models of Communication Models are simplified representations of complex interrelationships among elements that allow us to visualize a process Models of communication help us conceptualize the process of communication The Linear Model Aim: to explain how information passes through various channels. Key questions of the model: Who? Says what? In what channel? To whom? With what effect? Key elements of the linear model: Source Message Receiver Channel Noise 4 types of noise: Semantic noise Physical or external noise Psychological noise Physiological noise Limits of the linear model: Presumes only one message Assumes communication has a definable beginning and ending Pictures communication as unidirectional Listeners are perceived as being passive The Interactive Model 2 basic claims of the interactive model: Communication is a two-way process, going from sender to receiver and from receiver sender Communication is ongoing; an individual can perform the role of either the sender or receiver The dimensions of feedback: Verbal Nonverbal Both Intentional Unintentional Field of experience: Communicators create and interpret messages within a field of experience Introduces a possible explanation for miscommunication Limits of the interactive model: Fails to capture how communication...
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course CA 350 taught by Professor Conway during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.

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CA260Review - Communication Arts 260 Review Sheet...

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