Chapter 11- Communication and Conflict

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Chapter 11 Communication and Conflict
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Communication and Conflict What is communication? Verbal? Nonverbal? Do you ever NOT communicate?
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Communication The processing of exchanging and interpreting  ideas and feelings. A symbolic transactional process that involves  creating and sharing meaning.  Transactional and process: giving and receiving
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Family Cohesion Emotional bonding of family is based on  communication. Communicate appreciation for one another. Arrange schedules to spend time together, which  requires communication.
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Basics of Communication Our families provided our first and most  important contexts for learning communication  processes. Communication is probably the most complex of  human activities. 
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Communication Assumptions Family communication is not random. Consistent, repetitive patterns.  Communication is transactional. Exchanging information.  It is impossible not to communicate. I.e. even when you give the “cold shoulder,” you are  communicating. 
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Elements of Communication The communicator The message The medium The recipient
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Communicator The person who creates and sends the message. Individual is a total system.  What we wear, body presence, facial expressions,  mannerisms, and tone of voice are all forms of  information about the communicator. 
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The message is the unit of information  transmitted between sender and receiver.  Message may contain thoughts, feelings,  thoughts, ideas, suggestions, or commands. Prepared/encoded by the communicator. 
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course FAD 2230 taught by Professor Byno during the Fall '08 term at FSU.

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