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Com225 - Exam 1 Chapter 1 : Introduction Linear Communication- communication is an activity where information flows in one direction, from a starting point to an ending point. = Contains 5 components 1. must be a message 2. must be a channel 3. must be a sender(s) 4. ‘noise’ exists 5. must be a receiver Interactive Communication Model- involves sender and receiver, but includes feedback and fields of experience Feedback- comprises the verbal and non-verbal messages that recipients convey to indicate their reaction to communication. Ex. eye-contact, sleeping, “uh huh” Fields of experience- consists of beliefs, attitudes, values, ad experience that each participant brings to a communication event. Ex. two ppl with same beliefs and experiences will communicate better than ppl with nothing in common. Ex. when uncle starts talking about his fishing trips and sisters look at each other. Transactional Communication Model- Says that communication is not a linear, one- directional process, but instead is fundamentally multidirectional. Each party involved influences all others and vice versa. Ex. conversation with bf- words are minuscule compared to the romantic feelings going back and forth. Pg. 11 (Table 1.1) Field- scholar- contribution What is IPC? - Dynamic form of communication b/w two or more people in which the messages exchanges significantly influence their thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and relationships. - Interpersonal communication actively creates personal, interpersonal, and relationship outcomes. - Interpersonal communication helps us fill our human needs. - - Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs IPC helps us meet 3 types of goals during our encounters with others. Self-actualization needs Ego needs Social needs Security needs Physical needs
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1. self-presentation goals 2. instrumental goals – practical goals/tasks you want to accomplish 3. relationship goals Principles of IPC - IPC conveys both content (actual meaning of the words) and relationship information. (signals indicating how you view your bond) Ex. dealing with dishes in the sink. - Meta-communication- communication about communication. Includes any message or interaction that has it’s central focus on communication. Gives additional guidance as to how communication should be perceived. (wink) - ICP can be intentional or unintentional - Ex. Steve’s laughing - ICP is irreversible- Ex. Kelly’s ‘blue’ eyes - ICP is dynamic- perceptions, thoughts, feelings, and emotions are constantly in a state of flux. - 1. No two interactions with the same people will ever be the same - 2. No two moments within the same interaction will be identical. - ICP is intertwined with ethics Issues in IPC - culture - gender and sexual orientation - online communication - the dark side to IP relationships * Focus on Culture (IPC across Cultures, p. 30) Chapter 2: Considering Self Self- an evolving composite of self-awareness, self-concept, and self-esteem. Components of Self
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Chapter1 and 2 - Com225- Exam 1 Chapter 1: Introduction...

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