Comm 89 Reading Notes

Comm 89 Reading Notes - Comm 89 Reading Notes2009-01-26...

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Comm 89 Reading Notes 01:23 What is communication A. Communication: o A social process in which individuals employ symbols to establish and  interpret meaning in their environment Is a social process Social: The notion that people and interactions are part of the  communication process Process: Ongoing dynamic and unending occurrence Symbol: Arbitary label given to a phenomenon, words are symbols for  concept and things Agreed on within a group but may not agree outside the group o Concrete symbol Represents an object o Abstract symbol Represents an idea or thought Models o The linear model Shannon and Weaver Sender/source-->message-->target/receiver Channel
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o Pathway to communication Noise o Distortion in chanel not intended by source Semantic noise Linguistic influences on reception of message Slang, jargon, or specialized language Ex: dilated fundusopic examination, outside medical  community this word has little to no meaning Physical (external) noise Bodily influences on reception of message, exists  outside the receiver Psychological noise Communicators prejudices, biases, and  predispositions toward another or the message. Cognitive influences on reception of message Physiological noise Biological influences on reception of message Speaker is ill, fatigued, or hungry o Interactional Model Schrammm View of communication as the sharing of meaning with feedback  that links source and receiver A person can perform the role of either sender or receiver  during an interaction but not both roles at the same time Feedback Response to a message Field of experience How a person’s culture, experiences, and heredity influence his  or her ability to communicate with abother o Transactional Model Barnlud View of communication as the simultaneous sending and receiving  of messages People build shared meaning
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01:23 Framing our past and present
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01:23 Contexts of communication o Context  Environments in which communication takes place o Situational context Environments limited by number of issues, including people, space,  and feedback Intrapersonal Communication with oneself Self esteem: o The positive orientation a person has of themselves Concerns, etc o Impression formation and decision making o Symbols and meaning o Observations and attribution o Ego involvement o Persuasion Interpersonal Face to face communication o Concerns, etc Relationship maintenance strategies Relational intimacy
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01:23 Relationship control Interpersonal attraction Small group Individuals who come together for a common purpose
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2009 for the course COMM 89 taught by Professor Jansma during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.

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