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Notes prior to Exam 1

by: Rachel Byrne

Notes prior to Exam 1 3715

Rachel Byrne
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Human Communication
Justin Motto

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Human Communication
Justin Motto
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Date Created: 10/06/15
Chapter 1 Thursday August 27 26315 929 AM Importance of Communication exchange of messages to create meanings 0 What when where and why humans interact Communication is old that is the Greek Philosophers were having discussion about how to best argue communicate viewpoints When do people talk too much Society tells us to communicate all the time that quotpractice makes perfectquot FALSE gossip when they think they39re right spreading bad comm practices Corumination when we talk too much about our problems It prevents problem solving and stifles moving on from an issue Similar to a selffulfilling prophecy Critical Thinking Identify ask ask ask continue 1 What is your problem What evidence is there for or against Where is it pointing What are other explanations Continue to have an open mind P PWN Human Communication A transactional process in which people generate meaning through the exchanges of verbal and nonverbal messages in specific contexts influenced by individual and social forces and embedded in culture What does it consist of Messages Encoding Decoding Symbols Messages gt what is being said Encoding gt how a message is absorbed Decoding gt how a message is translated by the brain Symbols gt meanings of itemspictures that are perceived on a personal level Meaning Creation whatever you want it to be Content meaning denotative vs connotative Bitch gt Female dog vs mean negative difficult to deal with person term of endearment Relationship meaning language changes depends upon roles between people groups of people Elements of Communication Setting Channel Noise physical or psychological Participants Feedback 00000 Models Unit 1 Page 1 Wield of Hecaption la l t l l quotl Fa Linear model Transactional model Culture Culture 4 Cthngl A I39 V l I I I I Societal Individual Forces Forces Individual Societal Forces Forces 393 1 v r i39l39 I 2 I quot quot n 1 39 If 1 v 39r A o lV I Culture Culture Synergetic model this is the most accurate and inclusive model Synergy the whole is greater than the sum of its parts Aristotle More input is a better outcome more information creates more amp better ideas Influences of Meaning Creation When we interact with people there is a positive or negative reaction Every relationship we have changes your understanding Every single relationship is important and ongoing Factors that influence an individual Social Forces n Socioeconomic class L Unit 1 Page 2 changes your understanding Every single relationship is important and ongoing Factors that influence an individual U Socioeconomic class a Sex male female intersex XXX a Race a Gender n Age Nationality Field of Experience U Ethnicity a Shared experience Context a Bar church school etc Culture a Values n Perception n Behavior Social Forces n Immigration n Reform n Feminist movement H Human Rights Campaign ETHICS Ethical considerations Privacy vs Secrecy Privacy keeping something to yourself because it is yours to own your right to keep Secrecy keeping something to yourself because you can P theres a positive connotation there whereas there39s a negative one around S Keeping things to yourself is ok until it harms someone else Benefit vs Harm Should you always be truthful Will it benefit or harm Relationships are based upon truth Absolutism vs Relativism Is there one whole truth or does truth vary Communication competence Is the message 1 Appropriate 2 Effective Unit 1 Page 3 Chapter 2 Thursday September 3 2 15 932 AM Approaches to Communication 0 Social Scientific looking at an external reality goal is to discover the external reality and how it impacts our behavior 0 Interpretive looking at a socially constructed reality there39s a reality for each and every one of us 0 Critical wants to make change to the socially constructed reality sees issues and wants to solve them Paradigm a belief system that represents a particular worldview External reality v Individual reality Individual we create the world we live in if we weren39t here our world would not exist External seeks patterns how we are all related Hypothesis are used to test theories Results happen and are used to make more theories that are tested by hypotheses etc Where do you fall objective Do you think that reality is objective true for everyone or subjective true for the individual To an extent I believe it39s true for everyone Every person has their own struggles strife success Why What factors in your life lead you to believe those things No matter who you talk to they can tell you good or bad things about their life positive and negative expereiences Unit 1 Page 4 Chapter 3 Tuesday September 15 2 15 928 AM Identity Performance what you put forth in hopes of showing who you are How you see yourself internalized thoughts How a person wants to be portrayed Self presentation the way you portray your identity showing the world What actually is put forward Enacting Identities when we enact behaviors we think people want to see Eg Changing bad habits to start good ones job searching Expectations set by society Racial Identity we are never going to know what it is like to be another skin color Religious identity fluid or nonfluid Think of whose identity is valued Think about what language is used Think about the use of categories Unit 1 Page 5


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