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COMM1210 Study Guide Final Exam Spring 08 Here’s what you should know from each chapter … Chapter 1: Key terms and models … the definition of communication as Wood states it. Communication is a systemic process in which people interact with and through symbols to create and interpret meanings. … That all communication has content and a relational level and what that means. CL- literal meaning of message RL- expresses hidden meaning … what we have to consider when we see communication as a Transactional Process. (Where is the meaning? What happens over time?) When thinking of communication as a transactional process one must -Consider that self and others are involved in a shared process -Communication is we-oriented -Both participants send and receive simultaneously -It changes over time as situations occur between people Chapter 2: Research in the Field … That a research perspective (Quantitative, Qualitative, or Critical) determines what questions you can ask and what research methodologies you would use. Quantitative- gathers information in numerical form Qualitative- provides non-numerical knowledge about communication Critical- identifies and challenges communication practices that oppress, marginalizes, or otherwise harms individuals and social groups … Examples of the six characteristics of academic research. Question oriented Methodological Replicable Self-critical Cyclical Chapter 3: Perception … The types of cognitive schemata and how do they affect our communication.
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COMM1210 Study Guide Final Exam Spring 08 Prototype- idolized representation of a typical person (I have the best father) Personal construction- how we make sense of people in new situations (nice vs. mean) Stereotype- Generalization about a person, based on a group Scripts- dialogue or behaviors, representations of sequences of behaviors or events … The steps of the perception process Selection- what stands out? Organization- makes sense of message Interpretation- subjective process of explaining message Attribution- explaining why a person acts the way they do Self-serving bias- we tend to construct attributions that serve our personal interests Chapter 4: Verbal Language … The functions of language Defines phenomena Evaluates phenomena Organizes experiences Allows hypothetical thought Allows self-reflection Defines relationships and interaction … How can we be less ambiguous and arbitrary and why is this important. By fully explaining how you interpreted what is said. It is important to do so because many misunderstandings can occur if you do not Chapter 5: Nonverbal communication … the types of nonverbal communication and what they communicate. Kinesics
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This note was uploaded on 08/07/2008 for the course COMM 1210 taught by Professor Britt,lori during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.

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