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Comm 200 midterm

Comm 200 midterm - 1 Communication describes the process...

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1. Communication describes the process as opposed to the study of communications which involves technology. 2. To understand social behaviors, to understand oneself, to improve communication skills 3. They test other variables, but use similar components of comm. theory 4. Description (identify the important variables), explanation (account for the effect that occurs), prediction ( anticipate future outcomes), control/application (providing guidance that helps in obtaining goals and solving problems) 5. Nature of Communication Processes -COSMIICSS a. Co- Orientation – involving 2 or more persons who both acknowledge each other’s messages as well as the topic. b. Shared Meaning – must rely on denotations (dictionary definitions) as well as accept various connotations c. Individual Interpretation – persons interpret messages differently d. Contextual Meaning – comm. is used in various situations which differ widely, from intimacy to public lectures e. Symbolic Meaning – symbols are intentional means of communicating while symptoms are unintentionally exhibited behaviors f. Social process – where two or more individuals exchange messages, however this is different from impression formations or perceptions 6. Models: a. Linear : sender…message…channel….receiver i. Letter/mail b. Interactive : sender… message…channel…receiver and circulate i. Instant message c. Transactional : transceiver…. Message…channel…receiver i. Phone convo 7. Situations a. Communication occurs: the sender intends to sends a message and the receiver recognizes the sender’s intent b. Communication attempted : the sender intends to sends a message, but the receiver does not recognize the sender’s intent c. Communication attributed: the sender does not intend to send a message, but the receiver perceives that the sender had an intent d. Communication does not occur: the sends does not intend to send a message and the receiver does perceive sender intent 8. The advantages of text’s view of communication is that it gives clear specifications, however limited/restrictive they may be 9. 10. Objections include the text’s failure to include intrapersonal as a form of communication 11. Functions a. classical: Persuade, Inform, Entertain b. modern: self-identity (creating an image impression formation), Instrumental ( to persuade someone to do something you want them to), Relational (increase or decrease your level of intimacy) 1. The goals or functions of theory are identical to that of science.
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