Chapter 1 - Interactive Models-linear process Feedback – responses to messages Verbal or nonverbal or both Transactional Models

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Chapter 1 Communication in Our Lives Communication- systemic process in which people interact with and through symbols to create and interpret meanings. Process- ongoing and always in motion, moving ever forward and changing continually Ex. communication – when does it start and stop? Systemic- occurring in a system of interrelated parts that affect one another Symbols- abstract, arbitrary, and ambiguous representations of other things Language, nonverbal behavior, art and music Meanings- the significance we bestow on phenomena, what they signify to us, not experiences themselves. Content level of meaning- literal message Relationship level of meaning- expresses relationship between communicators Values Personal Relationship Professional Culture Models of communication Linear- Harold Laswell (1948) Who? Says what? In what channel? To whom? With what effect? Claude Shannon and Warren Weaver (1949) Extend model add noise-interferences – distort understandings
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Unformatted text preview: Interactive Models-linear process Feedback – responses to messages Verbal or nonverbal or both Transactional Models Noise-interferences Intrapersonal Communication- communication with ourselves, self talk, thinking, rehearsing alternative scenarios Interpersonal Communication- communication between people Group Communication Mass Communication Public Communication Organizational Communication Organizational culture- understanding about identity and codes of thought and action shared be members of an organization Intercultural Communication Unifying Themes in the Field Symbolic Actives Meaning Critical Thinking- examine ideas carefully to decide what to believe, think, and do in particular situations Ethics and Communication Careers in Communication Research Education Media Production, Criticism, and Analysis Training and Consulting Human Relations and Management...
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course COM 100 taught by Professor Huy during the Spring '08 term at Rhode Island.

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Chapter 1 - Interactive Models-linear process Feedback – responses to messages Verbal or nonverbal or both Transactional Models

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