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Intro to Human Communication Chapter 4

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Intro to Human Communication Chapter 4 SPEE 104

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In class notes from chapter 4
Intro to Human Communication
Joel Thompson Jr.
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Ashley Trecartin on Sunday October 2, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SPEE 104 at Southwestern Michigan College taught by Joel Thompson Jr. in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 16 views. For similar materials see Intro to Human Communication in Speech at Southwestern Michigan College.


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Date Created: 10/02/16
 Principles of verbal messages o Messages are packaged  Both verbal and nonverbal signals occur simultaneously  Usually verbal and nonverbal behaviors reinforced or support each other  Most times when they don’t match the person is sending contradictory messages (lies)  Message meaning are in people  Meaning depends not only on the packaging of messages, but also on the interaction of these messages and the receiver’s own thoughts and feelings. o You don’t receive meaning, you create meaning  Meanings are denotative and connotative  Denotative meaning—a rather objective description of an event  Connotative meaning—emotional, subjective, and personal associations of word  Messages vary in abstraction  Effective verbal messages including words at many levels of abstraction  As you get more specific you guide the images that will come into the listener’s mind more effectively  Messages vary in politeness  Politeness in communication is in terms of both positive and negative o Positive face is the need to be viewed positively by others to be thought of favorably o The need to be autonomous to have the right to do as we wish is negative face  Messages can be onymous and anonymous  Onymous messages are signed  Anonymous are unsigned  Message meaning can deceive  Lying also begets lying; when one person lies the likelihood of the other person lying increases 


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