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Unformatted text preview: Real Communication: Chapter 1: Communication: Essential Human Behavior Communication: is the process by which individuals use symbols, signs, and behaviors to exchange information. Functional perspective of comm.: examines how we use comm. To help us begin, maintain, and end relationships. Relationships: are the interconnections, or interdependence, between two or more people that function to achieve some goal. Interdependence: meaning that what we do affects others and what others do affect us. Affiliation: IS the affect, or feelings, we have for others. Goal achievement: rely on communication in order to accomplish particular objectives. Control: The ability of one person, group, or organization to influence others, and the manner in which their relationships are conducted. Symbols: arbitrary constructions usually in the form of language or behaviors that refer to people, things, and concepts. Encoding: Is the process of mentally constructing a message for production Decoding: is the process of receiving a message by interpreting and assigning meaning to it. Culture: Refers to the shared beliefs, values, and practices of a group of people. Co-Cultures: are smaller groups of people within a culture who are distinguished by features susg as race, religion, sexual orientation Spontaneous comm.: an involuntary act, blushing Intentional comm.: telling a friend BRB J The distinction between spontaneous and intentional can be seena s the difference between gving info and giving off info. Channel: simply the method through which comm. Occurs. We must have a channel in order to communicate Communication is a transactional process: it involves two or more people acting in both sender and receiver roles, and their messages are dependent on and influenced by those of their partner. The 6 characteristics of communication: Comm is:- Symbolic- Requires a shared code- Linked to culture- Need not be intentional- Occurs through various channels- Transactional Competent communicators: communication that is effective and appropriate for a given situation, in which the communicators evaluate and reassess their own communication process. Outcome: Product of an interchange Process: measures the success of communication by considering the methods by which an outcome is accomplished. what is said and how it is said (takes on greater significance) Ethics is the study of morals, specifically the moral choices individuals make in their relationships with others. Modeling Communication: In a simple linear model of comm., a sender originates coom, with words or action; those words or actions constitute the message. The message must be carried through a specific channel....
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2011 for the course COMM 1 taught by Professor Mullin during the Winter '07 term at UCSB.

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