spcm class notes and vocab

spcm class notes and vocab - vocabch.1 19:54 hapter1 C

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vocab ch. 1 19:54 Chapter 1     Communication apprehension: a fear or anxiety pertaining to the communication  process Linear model of communication: communication as a one way process that  transmits a message from a sender to a receiver Sender: the source of a message Interactional model of communication: characterzation of communication asa two  way process Internal feedback: the feedback we give ourselves when we assess our own  communication; sender and receiver each have their own field of experience External feedback: the feedback we receive from other people Transactional model of communication: reciprocal sending and receiving of  messages. Build shared meaning through simultaneous sending and receiving;  shared field of experience Field of experience: the influence of a person’s culture, past experiences,  personal history, and heredity on the communication process Relational history: the prior relationship experiences two people share Relational rules: negotiable rules that indicate what 2 relational partners expect  and allow when they talk to each other Self-actualization: the process of gaining info about ourselves in an effort to tap  our full potential, our spontaneity, and our talents, and to cultivate our strengths  and eliminate our shortcomings Semiotics: the study of signs and symbols in relation to their form and content Symbols: arbitrary labels or representation (such as words) for feelings,  concepts, objects, or events Rule: a prescribed guide that indicates what behavior is obligated, preferred, or  prohibited in certain contexts Content level: verbal and nonverbal information contained in a message that  indicates the topic of the message Relationship level: information contained in a message that indicates how the  sender wants the receiver to interpret the message Dark side of interpersonal communication: negative communication exchanges  between people such as manipulation, deceit, and verbal aggression
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Bright side of interpersonal communication: altruistic, supportive, and affirming  communication exchanges between people Ethics: the perceived rightness or wrongness of an action or behavior,  determined in large part by society Categorical imperative: ethical system; based on work of Immanuel Kent;  individuals follow moral absolutes; act as an example to others Utilitarianism: ethical system; developed by John Stuart Mill; what is ethical will  bring the greatest good to the greatest number of people; consequences of moral  actions, especially maximizing satisfaction and happiness, are important Golden mean: ethical system; articulated by Aristotle; persons moral virtue 
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2011 for the course SPCM 1500 taught by Professor Emmelhainz during the Fall '07 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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