COMM 201 Notes Jan 20

COMM 201 Notes Jan 20 - COMM 201 Notes - 01/20/2011...

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COMM 201 Notes - 01/20/2011 *Tuesday (01/25) is our first assignment Intra-personal communication (2ppl dyad ) -Small group - 3-12ppl -Organizational - 15+ppl -Mass Media - No feedback Theory - An idea predicted through evidence. -All theories need to be falsifiable in order to be an effective theory. *There are no laws in social sciences—we do not always react the same way. 3 Theories of intra-personal communication : 1. Uncertainty Reduction Theory (URT) - When we first meet someone our first goal is to reduce the amount of uncertainty about them. We determine the best way to interact with that person. We do this to better understand what type of topic we can bring up the next time we interact. 3 Phases: a. Entry Phase (society’s norms and rules) b. Personal Phase (Try to figure out who they are) c. Exit Phase (Determine whether or not the communication was successful and if you should try again) 2. Social Penetration Theory- Ex. When looking at an onion the first thing you notice the outside but as you “get to know it” you get deeper and deeper into the onion and
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