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Chapters 1, 2, 3 - Communication Theory An Introduction...

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    Communication Theory An Introduction 
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    Communication  What is it???
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    Communication Receiver Perspective  Sender Perspective Utility
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    Communication: “The process through which messages,  both intentional and unintentional,  create meaning” (Metts, 2004) 
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    What does Communication  do? Social Organizing function Culture Creation, maintenance, manifestation,  transmission Paradox: Dialectical relationship  Tension btwn. comm and society
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    What does Communication  do? Strategic:  messages are motivated goal directed Consequential:  unanticipated unintended effects 
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    Consequential  Perceptual Effects  Behavioral Effects Relational Effects
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    Activity: Perception Get into groups of 3-4 Describe the person(s) in the  photograph  What are their personalities like?  Where are they from?  What are they doing? 
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    The Nature and Elements of  Theory   
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    Theory What is a theory?
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    Implicit Personality Theory Jane is highly intelligent and analytical,  and she is planning a career as a trial  attorney.  She loves to argue issues  with others
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    Implicit Personality Theory Andrew is a loner.  He spends a lot of  time in his room reading or online.  At  first, others in his dorm invited him out,  but he never went, so they stopped  asking him. 
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