COMM 1210 BOOK NOTES

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Unformatted text preview: COMM 1210 BOOK NOTES 17/03/2009 16:09:00 CHAPTER 1 George Herbert Mead (1934) Humans are talked into humanity we gain our personal identities by communication with others We first see ourselves through others eyes Communication influences our physical well being Effective Communication: heart of physical relationships Communication skills are critical for success in professional life Communication is key! Need to explain and make others understand Communication skills are vital to the health of our society Painting on walls of caves, to telling stories in village squares to interacting on the internet. People have found many ways to communicate Communication: systematic process in which people interact with and through sylbols to create and interpret meanings Communication is a process means it is ongoing/ dynamic always in motion, moving forward, and continually changing Communication takes place with systems System consists of interrelated parts that affect one another o Ex: each family member is part of a system. People interact dif. In a living room and a beach. A change in the system changes the entire system Groups and teams develop norms that regulate communication Openess Is the extent which a system affects and is affected by outside factors and processes Some countries are fairly open to communication/ interact with other cultures, some are not The more open the system, the more factors influence it Mass media + communication technologies influence many people and their ways of life Systems seek of a state of equilibrium or homeostatis Families create routines, organizations develop policies, individual habits, groups generate norms No living system can sustain absolute equilibrium sometimes influences outside a system prompt change To function + survive, members of the system must continually adjust and change Communication is symbolic Symbols represent things o Ex: engagement rings show love and feelings Promotion new title + bigger office Human communication involves interaction with and through symbols Meanings heart of communication We do not find meanings in experience itself we actively construct meaning by interacting with symbols Communication has 2 levels of meaning Content level of meaning o Contains the literal message Ex: knock on the door: may I come in The content level meaning is that the person is asking your permission to enter Relationship level of meaning o Expresses the relationship between communicators o...
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This test prep was uploaded on 03/17/2009 for the course COMM 1210 taught by Professor Britt,lori during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.

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COMM 1210 BOOK NOTES - COMM 1210 BOOK NOTES 17/03/2009...

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