FINAL EXAM NOTES COM 245
o Theoretical scope-being able to explain in others concepts
o Appropriateness-does it help to explain?
o Reflectiveness-does it cause you to think more about concept?
o Validity- has it been tested/e
Communication 245, Section 2
FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE
Nature: to maintain consistency
The distressing mental state caused by inconsistency between a persons two beliefs and an action.
Distressing mental state
Exam I Review Sheet
Communication definition: the symbolic exchange of verbal and non verbal
messages to come to a shared meaning
Communication Model: Source EncodingChannel
DecodingReceiverFEEDBACK TO SOURCE
Theory definition: an explanation
o Theoretical scope (if it only covers/explains one small instance),
appropriateness, Reflectiveness (ah-ha moment), validity, simplicity, openness
(cooperation with other theories)
Levels of language