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Comm1_10-6 - Conceptualizing Communication Pa rt 2- Models...

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Conceptualizing Communication Part 2- Models Modeling Communication - What is a model? Abstract representation of the real thing -ex. Solar system model as a kid - Might have to sacrifice one element for another when making models - Why model communication? To help visualize and organize info clearly To suggest new ideas To help make predictions about behavior - A good model should include ideally: - The primary components of communication - The important characteristics of communication - How everything all fits together - Most models limit their focus to capture one important element - Primary components of communication: 1. People (Participants): sources and receivers 2. Messages: verbal and nonverbal symbols 3. Channel/ Medium: face-to-face, telephone, etc. 4. Noise: static or a form of interference (physical or psychological interference) 5. Feedback: lets source know how things are being received 6. Context/ Setting: location and type of communication Important Characteristics of Communication 1. Communication is a symbolic activity - Verbal and nonverbal symbols are used to exchange meaning - Meaning is not in the symbol itself but in people’s understanding
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