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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style 4/7/11 SFL 160: Communicating in Families 4/7/11 This Week • A focus on an essential family process: communication – How do we communicate? – How do families communicate? 4/7/11 Communication • Communication involves the interactions we have with others. – Interaction broadly defined – Communication is not just about what we say. – What are all the ways that we communicate? • Communication involves sending 4/7/11 Overt Messages • What we say : We tend to focus on the overt messages of communication – Words we use; explicit messages – What is the purpose of spoken language? • The overt messages we send are typically referred to as 4/7/11 Intent (Covert) Messages • Although content matters, a large portion of communication is left unspoken – Intent messages, implicit communication, covert messages – Uncomfortable silences • Almost everything about ourselves communicates something. 4/7/11 Communication using Symbols • Covert messages work because we understand that much communication is done via symbols – We trust that decoding will happen....
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2011 for the course SFL 160 taught by Professor Brianwilloughby during the Winter '11 term at BYU.

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