ch4 perception lecture

ch4 perception lecture - Properties of communication...

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Properties of communication Communication is a process: Involves change over time. Elements are dynamic; comm interactions are influenced by previous comm and affect future comm Communication is continuous: difficult to break down into discrete, independent elements/acts Communication is symbolic: relies on symbols (messages) to convey meaning Communication is irreversible: cant’s take back a message. Refuting or asking to ignore is not the same. Ex: remarks to a jury Communication is systemic: elements of comm are interrelated; system properties influence individual components Communication is often flawed: miscommunication, ambiguity, gatekeeping Communication is inclusive: encompasses a wide variety of contexts, approaches, participants, etc. We can further specify 3 properties of communication involving humans 1. 2. Messages in human comm have multiple dimensions Ex. In interpersonal comm: Content dimension- what a message explicitly says Relational dimension- what a message implies about the relationship between communicators 3. Human comm is a process of perception Meaning in comm is perceived, perceptual differences bridged through comm, comm shapes Making sense of the world In everyday life, we continually have to make sense of complex environments: e.g. physical, social, communicative In many ways we’re uniquely well suited to this task Remarkable perception
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course COM 101 taught by Professor Reynolds during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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