commmidterm - Chapter 1 1. Know the definition of...

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Chapter 1 1. Know the definition of communication and be able to identify and define its parts (managing, meaning, etc.). Additionally, know the following terms: Communication: The process of managing messages and media for the purpose of creating meaning. -Messages are the words, sounds, actions, and gestures that people express to one another when they interact. -Media are any means through which symbols are transmitted and meanings are represented. -Meaning refers to the interpretation people assign to a message- how it is recognized, or understood. -Managing typically refers to the handling or supervising of people or some process or material. i. Messages are the words, sounds, actions, and gestures that people express to one another when they interact. ii. Symbol is a word, sound, action, or gesture that refers to something else. iii. Language is the verbal symbol system that allows us to take messages and utterances, in the form of words and translate then into meaning. iv. Nonverbal symbols are those sounds, actions, or gestures that people agree have a common meaning. 2. The information transfer model of communication is a one-way view of communication in which a message is sent by a source through a channel to a receiver. The interactive model views communication as sharing meaning and adds a feedback loop that links the receiver to the source. This model views communication as a circular process in which both communicators alternate as senders and receivers of messages. The transaction model maintains that people are simultaneously senders and receivers of messages, unlike the interactive
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model in which people alternate between acting as message sources and receivers. The persuasion model is the use of communication to reinforce, change, or modify an audience’s attitudes. The community and communication model is the idea that the different ways that we communicate creates different types of communities around us. a. Communication is an ongoing process in the fact that words and things spoken to another can have different meaning in different parts of a relationship. For example, a significant other telling there boyfriend or girlfriend that they want to take it to the next month after a few months rather than in the beginning of the relationship. b. In the transactional model of communication, the source and receiver simultaneously receive messages through encoding, decoding, noise, channel, and different fields of meaning. Noise interrupts, alters, or intercepts a type of message. Encoding is the process in which a source sends out a thought into words through a channel. Decoding is the process in which a receiver assigns meaning to a message. The channel is the medium in which a message is sent to a receiver. The source and receiver both have their own personal field of meaning of messages and the both have a shared field of meaning witch has the same type of interpretation in common. c.
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