COMM107-Ch.5 - Chapter Five-Intrapersonal Communication...

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Chapter Five-Intrapersonal Communication Intrapersonal Communication Communication within yourself Bodily – our bodies “speak” to us nonverbally Conscious – having a conversation with yourself (such as when you take an exam) Subconscious – dreaming or daydreaming Self-Talk Everything you do begins as self-talk Often silent thinking Involves the inner struggles you often have concerning whether you will believe something, take a particular action, or make a certain decision Learning Sequence Prelinguistic/preconceptual – echoing, babbling, reflexive vocalization Birth-6 months Linguistic – sentence building, external speech 6 months to about 9 years Can’t really internalize language yet – kids speak ideas aloud Conceptual – concept formulation 9-13 Ability to think in abstraction Rhetorical 13+ Can adjust speech according to who they’re communicating with, purpose of communication, and the scene Fully functioning inner speech Self-Concept Determines what you will say and who you’ll say it to Can help or hinder you – self-esteem has powerful effects Overcoming negative self-talk using the replacement method
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2012 for the course COMM 107 taught by Professor Gardner during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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COMM107-Ch.5 - Chapter Five-Intrapersonal Communication...

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