1.2 The Communication Process – Communication in the Real World - Reader Mode
transmission model and the interaction model, include the following
parts: participants, messages, encoding, decoding, and channels. In
communication models, the participants are the senders and/or
receivers of messages in a communication encounter. The message
is the verbal or nonverbal content being conveyed from sender to
receiver. For example, when you say “Hello!” to your friend, you are
sending a message of greeting that will be received by your friend.
Although models of communication provide a useful blueprint to see
how the communication process works, they are not complex enough
to capture what communication is like as it is experienced.
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The internal cognitive process that allows participants to send,
receive, and understand messages is the encoding and decoding
process. Encoding is the process of turning thoughts into
communication. As we will learn later, the level of conscious thought