Comm 1310 Notes Chapters 1 - 6

Comm 1310 Notes - Chapter 1 Why Study Communication 1 improve your employability 2 Improve relationships 3 Improve health Communication Defined 1

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Chapter 1 Why Study Communication 1. improve your employability 2. Improve relationships 3. Improve health Communication Defined 1. Process of acting on information 2. Human Communication – process of making sense out of the world and sharing that sense with others by creating meaning through verbal and non-verbal messagesa Communication Competence – Message should be: 1. be understood as the communicator intended it 2. achieve the communicator’s intended effect. 3. be ethical Communication Models (3) 1. Action – MEANING TRANSFERED Source receiver channel message noise 2. InterAction - MEANING EXCHANGED 5 as above + content Feedback 3. Transaction – MEANING CREATED Message / feedback are simultaneous Mediated Communication 1. Any comm. that uses a channel other than face to face Communication Characteristics 1. Inescapable You comm. whether you want to or not. 2. Irreversible Can’t take back what was said 3. Complicated By people’s notions of who they are and who others are 4. Emphasizes content and relationships Content – what you say Relationships - power and control of speaker directed towards the other 5. Is Governed by rules Communication Principles for a Lifetime 1. Be aware of your comm. with yourself and others 2. Effectively Use and Interpret Verbal Messages 3. Effectively Use and Interpret NonVerbal Messages 1
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4. Listen and Respond Thoughtfully to Others 5. Appropriately Adapt Messages to Others Communicating with Others: 3 Contexts 1. Interpersonal - between two people who attempt to mutually influence each other 2. Impersonal –treats people as objects, responds only to their roles 3. Group Communication – people have a common goal, sense of belonging and they influence each other Small group – 3 – 15 people Dyad – 2 people Team – coordinated group, intentionally organized to achieve a common goal 4. Presentational Communication Speaker addresses a gathering of people in order to inform, persuade, entertain Chapter 2 Self o Self awareness – capacity to observe and reflect upon one’s own mental status Levels of operation - Maslow o Unaware of our own incompetence o Become aware our conscious that we are not competent o Aware we know or can do something – not in integrated skill o Skill becomes second nature Self Concept o Interior Identity or subjective description of who you think you are o Self Concept Components Attitudes – LIKES - DISLIKES learned predisposition to respond positive/negative towards something/someone Belief - TRUE – FALSE Value – GOOD – BAD Self Esteem o Your assessment of your own worth 3 Types of Selves o Material Self – element of self reflected in all the tangible things you own o Social Self – concept of self as developed through your personal, social interactions with others o Spiritual Self – concept of self based on beliefs and your sense of who you are in relationship to other forces in the universe 2
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This note was uploaded on 08/23/2010 for the course COMM 1310 taught by Professor Mottet during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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Comm 1310 Notes - Chapter 1 Why Study Communication 1 improve your employability 2 Improve relationships 3 Improve health Communication Defined 1

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