CMNS 101 Discussion Notes Chp 1

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Discussion Notes: Chapter I CMNS 101 Adler/Rodman Human Communication What and Why? COMMUNICATION: Definition: The process of creating meaning through symbolic interaction. . 6 BASIC CHARACTERISTICS OF COMMUNICATION 1. CONTINUOUS / ONGOING PROCESS : Not a single act, but a series of continuous behaviors Communication is not like a photograph, but more like a movie. A series of interrelated images. 2. SYMBOLIC : Symbols: signs used to represent things, processes, ideas, or events in a way that makes communication possible. Symbols are Arbitrary: based on individual language rules and customs based on our cultural background. Nonverbal symbols can be arbitrary : Brainstorm list of common, American hand gestures: OK, SSSSHHHH, STOP, PEACE SIGN, V FOR VICTORY, THUMBS UP, others? 3. INVOLVES ONE OR MORE PRESONS 4. INVOLVES SENDING & RECEIVING OF MESSAGES 5. CAN BE DISTORTED BY NOISE anything that gets in the way of understanding or transfer of meaning. 6. OCCURS WITHIN A CONTEXT:
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FORMS OF COMMUNICATION: 1. INTRAPERSONAL COMMUNICATION : Communicating with oneself Listening to your inner voice that basically controls your behavior This voice is the sound of your thinking Intrapersonal Communication comes before any other form of communication. It is based on what is stored in this form of the communication system? Beliefs, Attitudes, Prejudices, Stereotypes, Experiences, Upbringing, Cultural Experiences, Genetic Predisposition. 2) INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: (a) Dyadic Communication : any two persons interacting Most common communication setting (b) Interpersonal Communication : is Communication between at least two people with mutual opportunities for speaking and listening. (discussed in Chaps. 7/8) (3) GROUP COMMUNICATION Members of a group can can actively participate with the other members. EXAMPLES: Families, athletic teams, co-workers, fellow classmates, study groups,
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Small groups possess characteristics that are not present in dyads. COALITION: when two or more members of a group join Together to defend their position against other members of the group.
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