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COMM 2910 - Class Notes - Week 1

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COMM 2910 - Class Notes - Week 1

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background image Chapter 1: Introducing Interpersonal Communication    Communication – the process through which people use messages to generate meanings within and 
across contexts, cultures, channels, and media 
1.  Process: series of interconnected actions 
2.  Use messages to convey meaning 
a.  Messages – “package” of info that’s transported during communication 
b.  Interaction – exchanges a series of messages, either face to face or online 
3.  Contexts 
4.  Channels – Sensory dimension along communicators transmit information 
5.  Media 
  Communication Models  Linear Communication model – communication is an activity in which info flows in one direction  Interactive Communication model – a process involving senders and receivers    Feedback – verbal or nonverbal messages that receivers convey to show a reaction    Fields of experience – consists of beliefs, attitudes, values, and experiences that each person  brings to a conversation  Transactional communication model – each person equally influences the communication behavior of 
the other person 
  Interpersonal communication – dynamic form of communication between 2 or more people in which 
the messages exchanged significantly influence their thoughts, emotions, behavior, and relationships 
1.  Dynamic: constantly in motion and changing over time 
2.  Transactional: both parties contribute to the conversation 
3.  Dyadic: involves 2 people talking 
4.  Impact: changes someone’s thoughts 
    Interpersonal Communication Competence  Interpersonal Communication Competence – consistently communicating in ways that are appropriate, 
effective, and ethical 

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School: Plymouth State University
Department: Communications
Course: Human Communication and Conflict
Professor: Mary Ray
Term: Fall 2016
Name: Communication, Week 1 Notes
Description: These notes are from Chapter 1 "Introducing Interpersonal Communication". For the class, we are using the book 'Reflect & Relate: An Introduction to Interpersonal Communication".
Uploaded: 09/19/2016
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