Exam1 - Chapter 1 What does it mean to say communication is a process Communication is a never-ending process that can never run out of things to

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Chapter 1 What does it mean to say communication is a process? Communication is a never-ending process that can never run out of things to analyze How do we define communication? Behavior of organisms, but human communication is what we are interested in When we say communication is collective, what do we mean? Circular, collective help in which members of a communication interaction benefit from each other. How does communication help us to create our social reality? Communication helps us ‘create’ non-physical beliefs, symbols, and intangible realities How is communication regulatory? Communication helps bring our realities into our minds. Helps regulate and control our own worlds What is communication competence? Ability to communication in a personally effective and socially appropriate manner Performative competence, any time someone produces effective and appropriate communication behaviors Process competence, when cognitive activity and knowledge necessary to generate adequate performance Describe the model of communication competence Assign meanings to the world, set goals, take roles, present valued image, generate intelligible messages: Processing (internal) competence, performative (external) competence What is implicit knowledge? being able to assign meaning to the world Describe each type of competence Interpretive competence- ability to label, organize, and interpret conditions Message competence- ability to make message choices that others can comprehend as well as to respond to messages of others Verbal competence- ability to process linguistic devices Nonverbal competence- ability to process non-verbal codes Relational competence- ability to process and create messages that convey type of relationship Role competence- ability to take on social roles and appropriate behavior Self-competence- ability to choose and present a desired self-image Self competence- ability to choose and present a desired self-image Goal competence- ability to set goals, anticipate probable consequences, and choose effective lines of action What skills make someone an effective student? Not being a faggot in the classroom Chapter 2 What is interpersonal communication and how does it differ from other forms of communication It is more disconnected and repetitive and less logical than other forms of communication
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How is the situational approach different from the developmental approach Situational approaches differ from developmental approaches in that situational will take the number of people involved in their proximity while the developmental approach is communication in terms of its content; you look at the kind of information people exchange and how well they know one another What three levels of information do the authors discuss Cultural- general information that applies to all members of a culture Sociological- when people identify one another based on membership groups Psychological- data based on unique, personal attributes
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2009 for the course INTRO TO L 730:201 taught by Professor Professor during the Spring '09 term at Rutgers.

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Exam1 - Chapter 1 What does it mean to say communication is a process Communication is a never-ending process that can never run out of things to

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