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Lecture 1- What is Interpersonal Comm? (1/19/16)

by: Jocelyn Rossell

Lecture 1- What is Interpersonal Comm? (1/19/16) Comm 3620

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notes from first lecture. Intro to Interpersonal Communication with Amy Nathanson
Intro to Interpersonal Communication
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Jocelyn Rossell on Monday February 8, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Comm 3620 at Ohio State University taught by Amy Nathanson in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 30 views. For similar materials see Intro to Interpersonal Communication in Communication Studies at Ohio State University.


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Date Created: 02/08/16
1/19/16 ­ What is interpersonal communication? ­ Feedback: where do we get it? ­From others (if we r the speaker the others are people we are speaking to.) could be explicit  feedback after ur done or implicit feedback­ during u talking not making eye contact paying  attention to something else or people nodding their heads (non­verbal) ­ Important because it helps us shape our communication (helps us modify our communication to be clear) ­ From self­ hear ourselves talk monitor our message and modify our messages ­ “Feed forward” ­ “I might be wrong about this but…then give statement or I’m not sure about  this but…” we do this to just throw an idea out there not be confrontational to prepare them and  know u r willing to be convinced otherwise just hear me out kinda thing •CHANNEL: • Message passed through channel • How does it travel how do we get message • The medium through which messages pass • Vocal­ auditory, visual, chemical, tactile (touch) ex: shake hand • So much of our interactions are online through social media ­ a new channel ­ ex: Carrie goes offline video • Context: where u physically are matters in shaping communication • Physical ex: library­ you are going to be more quit things you talk about  may be different too in that environment • Cultural­ cultural norms (ex: eye contact may be expected but others can be a sign of  dominance.) • Social ­ psychological context­ communication is going to be different from talking to  your friend than talking to your boss (context from cyberworlds about identity.) • Temporal (time) ­ longer gap more lengthy response compared to quick back and forth IP comm is a process not a thing: • Moving with no beginning and no end • Constantly changing • Depends on all participants • Can’t study a river by analyzing a bucket of water • It is uniquely human • Human comm is diff than other forms • More flexible, creative • Chimps can learn some language but are limited • Chimps do not use sent


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