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Chapter 1 Text Notes - Chapter1Notes 19:51

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Chapter 1 Notes 19:51 The extent to which people exhibit anxiety about speaking to others is called  communication apprehension Intercultural communication apprehension is when individuals find themselves fearful or  anxious around people from different cultural groups Communication studies has its origins in ancient Greece and Rome during the formation  of Western Civilization. Scholars such as Aristotle developed ways to improve a speaker’s persuasive powers…  he wrote a book called Rhetoric describing ways of making speeches that incorporated  logic, evidence, and emotion) Contemporary communication courses began in English departments in the early 1900s The six types of communication are Intrapersonal Communication – communication with ourselves Interpersonal Communication – the process of message transaction between people  (usually two) Small group communication – communication between and among members of a task  group who meet for a common purpose or goal Organizational communication – communication with and among large, extended  environments with a defined hierarchy Mass communication – communication to a large audience via some mediated channel
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Public communication – communication in which one person gives a speech to a large  audience (public speaking) Each of the communication types is affected by two pervasive influences: culture and  technology It is nearly impossible to ignore the role that culture plays as we communicate with  others It is now possible to communicate with another person without ever having face-to-face  contact The three critical components embedded in the definition of interpersonal  communication are: process, message exchange, and shared meaning Process: Interpersonal communication is an ongoing, unending activity that is always  changing Message exchange: the transaction of verbal and nonverbal messages being sent  simultaneously between two people Meaning: what people extract from the message Communication models are visual, simplified, representations of complex relationships  in the communication process The linear model of communication is a one way process that transmits a message to a  destination. The sender is the source of the message The sender passed the message to the receiver, or the intended target of the message
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All of this communication takes place in a channel, which is a pathway to  communication Typically the channel represents our senses Communication involves noise, which is anything that interferes with the message; The  four types of noise are Physical noise – any stimuli outside of the receiver that makes the message difficult to 
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