Fundamentals of Human Communications

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Fundamentals of Human Communications – Dr. Nicholson - MWF 11-11:50a.m. Misinterpretation happens all the time. A relationship that is about to change levels can be good and bad. Our culture has the most flexible relationship values and rules than in any other time or place on earth. Our relationships are largely defined by us. What Communications has to offer is that we can talk and that is what helps shape and identify what we believe and agree upon. Communication is the glue that binds our society. The First type of communication is interpersonal communication or 1 on 1 comm. Dyad is 2 people that have an interpersonal relationship. Dyadic Primacy is the fundamental interaction of face to face communication. Intrapersonal Communication is communication with you writing or talking to yourself. Intrapersonal communication can involve multiple voices that are based on personalities or people that you have had contact with in life (multivocalic-multiple voices). Small Group is thought of a 3-15-25 people who are gathered for some purpose. Interviewing can be between Small Group and interpersonal. Public communication is bigger than small group and is considered one person speaking to many. Mass Communication can be from 1 to a billion. It generally involves technology such as newspaper, internet, and television. Intercultural is weird because in some sense we all cross culture like kids, female-male, and relationships. Standpoint theory says that wherever you stand is different from anyone else anywhere else in the world. What we have to do is find a common ground to establish contact with other people . Paralinguistic is what goes with the language as in tone and rate. The physical context of communication is another important element that helps identify which set of rules is in play. Temporal context is related to time which means at certain times of day certain terms of speech are okay such as style of speech. Relational/Social context which is the relationship we have with people that define how we speak with them. Then there is a cultural context which is the most significant and most unspoken context because it is defined by social status, region, and language style. What is so important about culture is it is an absorbent reaction. From both participants of the conversations we have filters such as perceptions, attitudes, motivations, and goals. A main principal of communication is that communication is a package of signals. Communication is not simplify-able, but is readable by both parties. Communications is transactional in that people interact. Communication is a process of adjustment. Communication involves content and relational dimensions. Relational is a commentary on the power, intimacy, and control on the relationship. There is assertion of power in form which is called competitive symmetry . There is also a submissive speaking style and an equalizing speaking style. Package of signals is all communication is. Communication is sending and receiving or
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This note was uploaded on 05/21/2008 for the course COMM 1301 taught by Professor Adams during the Spring '08 term at Angelo State.

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