communications review pt 2 - CHAPTER 1 Connotative Definition how a word is perceived and is actually used attitude about a word Cultural Level level of

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CHAPTER 1 Connotative Definition: how a word is perceived and is actually used, attitude about a word Cultural Level: level of communication in which adaptation of our message sending and receiving processes occur to enable accurate predictions of our interactant’s behavior based on her or his cultural background. Investigation Process: Process a source goes through to receive an idea, decide his or her intent, and select some meaning to be stimulated in the mind of the receiver Physiological Noise: form of noise that occurs because a person’s physical body prevents her or him from attending to a sent message. Psychological Noise: form of noise that occurs because a person’s psychological state prevents him or her from attending to a sent message. Psychological Level: level of communication in which we communicate with another person based on our predictions about how a person’s beliefs, values, and behavior transcend cultural and social expectations and are derived from the person’s unique psychological, emotional, and personality traits Rhetorical Communication: messages sent by a source that are goal directed and are intended to produce a specific meaning in the mind of another individual Roles: socially prescribed forms of behavior consistent with specific communicative contexts Sociological Level: level of communication in which we communicate with another person based on our predictions about other persons, which we use to make our encoding and decoding decisions that are based on the perceptions of the sociological subgroups to which people belong Uncertainty Reduction Theory: Theory of communication created by Berger and Calabrese that theorizes that humans do not like uncertainty so they try to get to know another person very quickly after first meeting to reduce uncertainty that comes from that new person CHAPTER 2 Attitude Homophily: the degree which a receiver perceivers her or his attitudes,
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beliefs, and values to be similar to those of a source Audience Orientated Behavior: Personality characteristics that surface depending on the audience with whom an individual is communicating Authoritarianism: having an orientation toward power in social relationships Background Homophily: perceptions of similarity in similarities of life experience Behavioral Biology: the attempt to understand both the genetic and environmental contributions to individual variations in human biology
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