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Com 105 Week 3 Notes

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These are the third week of notes for WSU Com 105 at 9:10 AM.
Global Communications
Dr. Dixon
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Date Created: 01/31/16
COM 105 Week 3 Notes Interpersonal Communication:  We are bias to select certain pieces of information over others  Sometimes we select things that are pointed out to us, as well as unusual situations  We only process select information and we can be bias to select one thing over the other which affects the way we make sense of the world.  subjective validation = we take vague and non-specific statements and make meaning of it, and make ourselves believe it is personal to us.  Stereotypes: generalizations about a person based on the group to which they belong, and people can belong to many different groups thus having many stereotypes. o The first thing we do when we see an individual we organize them to find what group they belong to. o Second we cognitively activate the schema of that group, so people can cognitively activate more than one schema about various groups o Finally, we generalize those schemata to that person, this is when the stereotype is applied and tied to the individual we are seeing.  Mass media plays a role in how we make constructions about certain groups  We tend to view Bias as a negative connotation, however stereotype always carry bias.  Selective Memory Bias – “the tendency to remember information that supports stereotypes while forgetting information that does not.”  Cultural Stereotypes can affect our organization of people of certain groups such as Americans vs. Japanese culture, or our stereotypes of Nerds vs. who "nerds" actually are (Bill Gates)  Interpersonal Communication: someone sends a message to one person, and then receive feedback from the other person.  Source Message Channel Receiver Model (SMCR) o the source is the individual which is creating the message to send to the other person. They have a special set of skills, and have baggage that influence everything they do. The message that the source comes up with can be interpreted differently between the sender and the receiver, leading to misunderstanding. o Using all that baggage they will encode a message, combining all their baggage into the message which can either be very strategic or less strategic. Messages are meant to have meaning to the sender and the receiver. o once the message is created it must go through a channel, (hearing, seeing, touching, ect) it is the medium through which the message is communicated o the receiver decodes the message they receive, organizing the information based on their own baggage and deconstructs the message to get the meaning o People are senders and receivers of information simultaneously  Messages: o Verbal - communication via words, either through written and vocalized language.  Channels - hearing, seeing, touching,  Context - the information that surrounds communication and helps convey a message. Things such as the tone of voice a person uses when talking to you  Same verbal message can mean different things (emotional context, cultural context, euphemism, sarcasm) o Verbal Communication -levels of quantity  succinct - few words and avoids loss of face  exacting - enough words to convey message and no more (too few = ambiguity; too many = exaggeration). Low to "middle of the road" context cultures. (England)  Elaborate - a lot of talking, detailed description and information. Common in high context cultures. (Arabic-speaking countries) o Contextual and Personal Styles:  Contextual style/ sensitivity - language reflects the hierarchy of the situation, thus maintaining barriers of high power - distance cultures (the use of titles and the use of formality/informality)  Personal style - language breaks down hierarchy of the situation. More common in low power-distance cultures Interpersonal Communication Part 2:  People are senders and receivers  It is a constant flow of both sending and receiving  What people send and what other people receive might be different based on the things which define a person as an individual  Burlose = unidirectional but it is trans directional  Verbal Messages - context o Emotional context (common example: if you feel someone is upset with you, so you ask "are you upset?" and they say no "no." but the tone of their voice, and body language suggests otherwise) o Cultural Context (example: pants in American English means trousers, whereas pants in Britain means underwear.) o Euphemisms: (example: drug names, code language for bad activities) o Sarcasm: (example: a form of humor, saying something you do not mean to make a point) o Culture can shape the use of context  Verbal communication - levels of quantity (these have been described earlier) o Succinct – few words o Exacting - communicating just enough information but not too much personal information o Elaborate - communicating a lot of information, being open a lot, giving a lot of personal and social information  Contextual and Personal Style: o Contextual style/sensitivity - careful about using names which demonstrate hierarchy o Personal style - being personal, with friends  Affective & instrumental styles o Affective Messages are emotionally sensitive both in receipt and delivery. Requires intuition and reading of subtle verbal/non-verbal cues.  Most common in the middle east, Latin America, and Asian cultures o Instrumental orientation is 'raw' and focused on information transfer. Common in low-context cultures such as Switzerland, Sweden, and the US. o We sometimes support hierarchy through the verbal communication we use Nonverbal Messages:  Kinesics o Body movement: posture, gestures o Facial expressions  Eye contact (oculesics)  Proxemics o How people use the space to communicate with others o Study the way people use physical space to convey messages o Example: The US  Intimate distance - confidential communication  Personal distance - family and close friends  Social distance - more business conversation  Public distance - public speaking, ect. o Can vary across cultures o US distance norms are farther than parts of the Middle East or South America o Distance norms are shaped by environmental and social forces  Chronemics o How time is used with in a culture  Monochronic  Linear schedule  Individualistic cultures such as the US, Canada, Australia  Polychronic  Doing several things  Accomplishment is secondary to involvement  Focus on the group as a whole  Latin America, Middle East o Cultural Differences:  Punctuality  Speed of speech  Daily Agenda o Concept of time shaped can be shaped by social forces o Based on the relative nature of time, in how different cultural traditions view time different than others. o Other cultures might care how your time is spent, and the expectations of time are different.  Chromatics o How color is used to communicate o Grounded cognition theory - taking abstracts and giving them meanings, such as associating an action with a color  Some might say nonverbal communication is key: 93% of human communication is nonverbal o 7% verbal o 38% tonal messages o 55% physiology


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