How do we know communication

How do we know communication - messages are used to create...

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How do we know communication? -theories-cognitive framework that guides us to understand phenomena around  us   cognitive- thinking -A theory is a way to describe, explain, predict, and control something (e.g objects , people, relationships, events) Personal (native) theories - Based on our life experiences - Taken for granted -stable- its hard to change your attitude once they are there -private Scholarly theories  -scientific (systematic, empirical research-based on planned info gathering and  observations; based on evidence that was tested) -questioned (thus, subject to modification) -public So, what is communications? - a verbal or visual process that portrays information between people -communication- some definitions: -communication refers to the processes by which verbal and nonverbal 
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Unformatted text preview: messages are used to create and share meaning (Frey, Botan & Kreps, 2000)-communication is a social process in which organizing employ symbols to establish and interpret meaning in their environment (West & Turner, 2009)- Human communication is the process through which individuals in relationships, groups, organizations, and societies, create and use information to relate to the environment and one another (Ruben & Stewart, 2006, p.17) Why study communications?-Communication is everywhere- Understanding communication processes will help you to understand your life better, and even to manage situations in your life is a better way (read The benefits of Communication Skills handout to learn more)...
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course COMMUNICAT 04:189:101 taught by Professor Robinson during the Spring '09 term at Rutgers.

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