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Exam%202%20Review%20Spring%202010-1 - Comm 118 Exam 2...

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Comm. 118 Exam 2 Review Spring, 2010 1. Know the orienting principles and be able to apply them. 1. Life is complicated, not for the timid 2. Life is one this after another, look at patterns in time 3. No context, no meaning 4. The look inside principle 2. What are the limitations of the Transmission Model? It is a mechanical one-way model. Information from one place to another without disruption. Sometimes confusion works and is good. Message and channel aren’t independent. 3. From a Social Construction point of view, what does communication do? Ways of describing physical reality. Relationships, identities, institutions, cultures, feeling, thinking are all party of communication. -psychology cannot tell us what universal truths about behavior all it can do is tell us what forms of thinking and behaving have been created in dfferent places in time, -social constructionist position- it doesn’t make big claims about whats true, context = meaning 4. What is meant by “position”? Be able to define interpersonal communication from a 1 st and 3 rd person position. Be able to recognize when someone is communicating from a 1 st or 3 rd person position. -first person perspective- one person has to fill in what other person wants , when a story is narrated by one character at a time. Set of obligations immediately engaged and responsive to what someone says -third person- 5. Know what is meant by the “logic” of communication. What is meant by the terms “obligatory,” “legitimate,” “prohibited,” “unknown.” Know what these have to do with the logic of communication. Be able to recognize the
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