Chapters 1, 2, & 3
often linked to divorce or dissolution of important relationships
number one desired skill by employers for hiring, retention & promotion (verbal, written &
Is there such thing as a real world?
What is the movie The Eye of the Storm about?
Prejudice and discrimination after the death of MLK
People can easily be persuaded by their authority figures, you buy into different versions
of the world
1. Organizations and communication
a. Communication enables the coordination of activity and the socialization of its
i. Defining goals, structuring roles, and responsibilities, managing
i. The developme
What do we mean by culture?
Aspects of our daily life that link and give common significance to a particular group of
people at a particular time
o We are suspended in webs of significance that we ourselves have spun
Communication Final Review
Two views of the self
Self as "personality"
Something we have
Self as "constructed" through communication
Something we do
The communication quiz
What else have we measured?
Media Exam 2 Review
news editors, executive producers, and other media managers
All the changes that have occurred over the past decade and are still occurring in
media content and within media com
The social construction of reality: reality/culture and communication
Two views on relationship between Reality/Culture and Communication
Reality is fixed
Or reality is interactively constructed through communication
Culture produces us
Or we do or p
A picture is worth a thousand words? - Nonverbal Communication
1. Some characteristics of nonverbal communication True or False?
? Nonverbal communication is rule-governed. - True
? You can read a person like a book.- True
? Nonverbal signals convey th
1. Communication breakdown?
Has both visible and invisible aspects
2. Visible aspects of communication
o Something that stands for or represents something besides itself
o Symbolic value arbitrary relationshi
1. What do we do via communication
o We can change or tone to provide different meanings
o Social actions
How you say things define you closeness and relationship to other
How do you present yourself to other people
Language in Communication: Stick and Stones.? (Part 2)
4c. PragmaticsGrices maxims
! quality! quantity ! relevance
We use language to DO things Conversational management
! turn-taking organization
One speaker at a time
Turn taking solutions
1. Who am I?
o We describe people based on these traits, often using stereotypes
o Things you know about yourself and people close to you, descriptors
o We belong to different social groups, cool kid
Limits of communication models
o Tend to isolate communicative events
What do we use communication for?
o Why do animals need communication:
To escape predators
To find food
Live in social groups
Engage in coordinated action in pursuit of common goal
1. Native/Personal theories:
o Picture from 1954 of family
Use theories about the time period and what technology was around
What is a native theory/personal theories?
o They are our own mental models/ideas
o They are our own ideas a
Computers, Cell phones, and other toys
1. Defining communication media
a. Marshall McLuhan: media as extensions of man
b. Communication media technological devices that extend our natural ability to
create, transmit, receive, and process visual, auditory,
1. Relationships as things we have vs. relationships as things we do
Relationships as things we have
We measure relationships in how close we are
We negotiate relationships
2. How do romantic relationships begin?
Attraction: beauty bias, matching norm
A view that sees the self as something we have or as fixed personality
Elisa has a big allergy on her shoulder that she is trying to hide from her boyfriend hidden self
Of impressions give and impressions given off this one is more likely to be verbal and
Old Material that we should know
Lecture #1, 2, & 3: 1/21/15- 1/28/15 Intro to Definitions & Theories & the Field of Communication Ch.1
and Ch. 2
Summary: During this lecture, we discussed how definitions are objective. They mean one concrete
thing, but d
Lecture #8: 2/16/15 Exam #1 Review
Summary: For the most part we had an exam 1 review.
Things that you should know though are a little bit more about the communication ice berg and how
interaction can differ in context and levels.
For ex. When we communic
Lecture #4: 2/2/15 The evolution of Communication Theory Ch. 3
Summary: We learned about communication flow and a very important one was
Sender => Message => Recipient => Effect (Sender sends a message to a
recipient to create and effect)
Second part of handout for Language Comm 101
02 Edg: Michael?
04 Mic: Hullo:?
05 Edg: ThisisEdgerton:.
06 Mic: YesEdger[t['n.
07 Edg: [.h[Michaellookah:I'mI'mphonin:guhon
Introduction to Communication, 10/18/10
The social construction of reality
Why study language?
What gets "done" using language?
Components of language
-phonology - combining sounds into meaningful units (words)
Introduction to Communication, 10/14/10
What do we mean by culture?
What is Rutgers' student culture?
What are some components of culture?
How do you get to know Rutgers culture?
Introduction to Communication, 10/11/10
Is there such a thing as a "real world"?
What is the movie "The Eye of the Storm" about?
What processes influence message reception/perception?
Complexities of Communication
Introduction to Communication 9/27/10
Visible aspects of communication
-permanence and portability
Invisible aspects of communication
The Birds and the Bees and the Chimpanzees and You and Me
Introduction to Communication, 9/20/10
What is systems theory?
How does systems theory help us understand communication?
Some systems concepts: