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Communications Lecture Notes

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Communications Lecture Notes 80943

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These are lecture notes. What is said in class not what is in the book. The book is necessary, and I will be posting flash cards soon!
Fundamentals of Communication
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Date Created: 09/23/16
Key: Definitions Vocabulary Casey Kemeny Key words 26 August 2016 Communications Chapters 1 & 2 Chapter 1 Defining Communication:  A   systemic  pro  in which people interact and through symbols to create and interpret  meanings o The four features of communication o Process  Ongoing; never ending; always in motion  Ex. relationships, rollercoaster  o Systemic   The parts that make­up the situation that you are in   Ex. you drive a car, don’t have a battery, chances are you won’t get your car started  o Symbols  Verbal and nonverbal; anything that abstractly signifies anything else   Ex. When you go on a job interview, how you dress o Meaning  Relational meaning  Tells us about the participants in the conversation  Ex. how you talk to your sister is different how you talk to a  professor  Content meaning  Words that are being said, literal message  Ex. young kids learning language and symbols, as a parent you  have to be careful around young kids. “Shut up’ bad word as kids Why Communication?  Four Values of Communication o Who are you?  Chapter 2&3  Perception, emotional o Relationships o Professional   Careers  o Cultural   What it means to participate in society Communication models (3) 1. Shannon &Weaver model (Linear Model) a. Source Transmitter Receiver 2. Interactive Model a. Source Message Receiver Feedback 3. Transactional Model a. Communicator A shares Communicator B * Sometimes noise can interrupt the message (distortion)  Impersonal  Interpersonal Relationships ­ Martin Buber Chapter 2 Defining Perception  Active process of selecting, organizing, and interpreting people, objects, events, and  activities Features of Perception  Selection o Senses, Changing variation, motives   Self­fulfilling Prophase o How people act in a consistent way with how one has learned to perceive Communication Lecture Notes Friday, September 2, 2016  PowerPoint Submissions o Communicate with your group members! Chapter 2 (Finishing)  Self­ fulfilling Prophesy  o Selecting, organizing and interpreting o Who you are?  You learn when you grow up by who is around you, how you were raised,  your goals  Ex. Athletes that have kids who become athletes  Theories o Constructivism  How we interpret things around us  Schema  Prototype o Ideal example o Ex. People prefer different types of pianos ($200 from  Walmart vs. Bechstein)  Personal Construct o physical and psychological traits o hot or not? ­­­­­­­  some people may be hot but not as hot as others  interchangeable with different characteristics  ex. humor, intelligence  Stereotype o Assuming a characteristic about someone o How you want to interact with others o We do it everyday  Script o Lines that we use when we interact with someone o How you open up a conversation Important Key Terms  Self­Serving Bias o Creating an explanation to serve your need  Perception  o o Culture  System of Beliefs and values that is shared by those around us o Standpoint Theory  How someone in a different position has different experiences?  o Social Roles  Different places= act, think differently  Ex. workplace role, school roles, son, daughter o Cognitive Abilities o Person Centered Perception (NOT EMPATHY)   Ability to recognize that we all have different experiences, can’t relate Comm. Squad Presentations Game Notes: Q: Example of Personal Construct A: Hot or Not Q: Three Components of Perception A: selecting, organizing and interpreting ** know styles of attachment table Q: Beliefs, values, understanding and experience shared by a number of people is considered___. A: Culture Q: literal or denotative information in a message A: Content level Q: An arbitrary, ambiguous, and abstract representation of a phenomenon A: symbol Q: Assuming we know what another person is thinking or perceiving A: Mind Reading Q: Another name for reflected appraisal  A: looking glass self Q: one of the two added features that adapted the linear model to the interactive model A: feedback or shared experience Q: two of the four factors that influence one’s perceptions A: Culture, Social Roles, Cognitive Self, _________ Q: Two Social Perspectives that we internalize A: generalized other, particular others Q: negative self­talk A:  Self Sabotage Q: The theorist associated with the generalized other and particular others A: George Herbert Mead Q: Four Features of Communication A: Process, Systemic, Meaning, Symbols Q: this theory explains how cultures shape knowledge A: Standpoint theory Q: A predictive generalization about situations A: Stereotype Q: A process of internalizing and acting from social perspectives A: self Q: Response to a message A: Feedback Q: ongoing and continuously in motion A: process Q: Intelligent­­­­Stupid, what is this called A: Personal Construct  Q: where the self­stops and the rest of the world begins A: Ego Boundaries Q: tendency to associate positive actions to our own actions and negative actions to external  factors A: Self­serving bias Q: perspective of the social community as a whole A: Generalized Other Q: Interrelated parts that affect one another A: System Q: Anything the interfere with the intended communication A: Noise Q: Theory based on organization, interpretation, and perception A: Constructivism Theory Q: A guide to action based on rules and helps to define our roles A: identity script Q: the ability to feel with another person A: empathy Q: Two careers linked to communication A: research, education, media, consulting, HR, management  NEXT WEEK! BRING A PENCIL!!! Key: Definitions Vocabulary Communications Lecture Key words Friday, September 9,2016 Defining the Self  A process of internalizing and acting from social perspective through communication  Physical, Cognitive, Emotional, Social, Moral      Process  Ongoing      Internalizing  Keeping it to yourself      Acting  The reaction or response      Social perspective  The environment we are in     Direct Definition o The labels used to describe who we are and how we act o Living up to the label     Identity Script o Rules for how we live and who we are supposed to be     Attachment Styles o Patterns of parenting that teach us who we and others are and how to relate to  others o Secure Attachment Style  Primary caregiver interacts in a consistently attentive and loving way o Fearful Attachment Style  Primary caregiver communicates in negative, neglecting, or abusive ways o Dismissive Attachment Style  A caregiver who is disinterested, rejecting, or abusive  o Anxious/ Ambivalent Attachment Style  Inconsistent treatment, sometimes the caregiver is loving and attentive and other times the caregiver is indifferent and rejecting     Social Compassion o Comparing ourselves with others to gauge our talents, attractiveness, abilities and  skills o Self­fulfilling prophesy     Ego Boundaries o Where the self stops and the rest of the world begins (you can interchange the self and the world)     Particular Others o The viewpoints of specific people who are significant to us     Reflected Appraisal o “looking­glass self” o The process of seeing ourselves through others’ eyes     Perspective of the Generalized Other o The collection of rules, roles and attitudes endorsed by the specific culture we live in o Dimensions of the Generalized Other  Race  Gender  Sexual Orientation  Social & Economic Classes  Dimensions of the Self o Uppers o Downers o Vulture o Communications Lecture Friday, September 16, 2016 Announcements   86% Exam 1 grade average Chapter 4: Listening  Story Time! o 10 volunteers create a circle, Mancini tells a story, whenever he say’s right or left  the ten volunteers will pass their index cards either right or left o The volunteers are selectively listening for only the words ‘right’ and ‘left’ they  couldn’t tell you details about the story o Takeaway: whenever Mancini tells us stories that aren’t on the exams he’s telling  us the story to help us apply the concepts of the class  Helps us remember the concept  White Men Can’t Jump – Mancini’s favorite movie o Clip from film o Hearing vs. Listening  Hearing is the physiological aspect   Listening is applying meaning to the sounds you are hearing  Doesn’t have to do with the ears but rather with the mind  “I can hear you but I’m choosing not to listen” ­Moms o Listening is a …Active and Complex Process  Not passive  It is work  (1) Mindfulness  Full engaged,  o Enhances your ability to understand people  You can elaborate on someone’s ideas  (2) Receiving Messages  Can be impacted by our ability to hear  Physiological o Deaf, fatigue, noise  (3) Select and Organize  Amy Schumer Video  What we choose to listen too  Bachelor Video  (4) Interpreting  How we put information together and how we make sense of it  Applying meaning  Culturally formed,  o Ex. Men and Women listen differently o Girls listen to more detail, more relationship side o Guys hear the literal side  (5) Respond  Giving feedback  Demonstrating you are listening  Can be verbal or nonverbal  (6) Remembering  You typically forget about 2/3 of things that you hear  In the ear, through the hand, never passing through the brain o Listening obstacles  External vs. Internal  External  Overload o Message overload, too much information o Quantity  Message Complexity o Just don’t get it  Environmental Distraction o Lawn mower, leaf blower  Internal  Preoccupation o “when do we get a break”?  o Your mind is elsewhere  Prejudgment o Could be a word that you said, or what you wear and  someone ignores the rest of your message  Lack of Effort o Motivation o Failure to accommodate different listening styles  Learning and listening styles are different  Non­listening   Selective listening o Paying attention to something you want to hear o Context is important  Sudo­listening o “uh­ha” o Pretending to listen  Monopolizing o Always make it go back to you o The topic isn’t about you  Defensive Listening o Always perceiving it is a personal attack  Ambushing o You are listening to attack them o Trying to catch someone  Literal Listening o Hear what the speaker said ** Break Chapter 5A  Language o Symbols  Arbitrary  Not intrinsically direct to what they represent  Our reaction   Semantic Triangle  Ambiguous  Meanings can change over time  Can be based on your own experiences  Abstract  Nothing concreate about it  Not tangible  Ex. Love, friendship, your name  Abstraction Ladder Remember there are rules to guide communication  Loaded language o Use a term that get s a reaction  Regulative Rules o How we are supposed to act o Engage the conversation where we want more information o When it’s allowed to talk to someone about certain facts or events  Constitutive Rules o How we interact  *Watch TV show


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