GSU SPCH1000 Ch1

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34 terms · Human Communication

Intrapersonal

Communication you have with yourself.

Interpersonal

Communication between two persons or among a small group of persons.

Interviewing

Communication that proceeds by question and answer.

Small Group

Communication among members of groups of about 5 to 10 people.

Organizational

Communication that takes place within an organization among members of the organization.

Public Speaking

Communication between a speaker and an audience. (aka Public Comm or Presentational Speaking)

Computer-Mediated

Communication between people that takes place through some computer connection.

Mass Communication

Communication from one source to many receivers, who may be scattered throughout the world.

Purposes of Human Comm

Discover, Relate, Help, Persuade, Play.

Communication

Occurs when one person (or more) sends and receives messages that are distorted by noise, occur within a context, have some effect, and provide some opportunity for feedback.

Contexts

Physical, social-psychological, temporal, and cultural.

Source

Speaker

Receiver

Listener

Encoding

Producing messages

Decoding

Receiving messages

Communication Competence

Your knowledge of the social aspects of communication.

Metamessages

Feedback and feedforward.

Metacommunication

Communication about communication.

Feedback

Messages sent back to the speaker reacting to what is said.

Feedforward

Information you provide before sending your primary message; it reveals something about the message to come.

Altercasting

Type of feedforward that asks the receiver to approach your message in a particular role.

Communication Channel

The medium through which the message passes.

Noise

Anything that interferes with your receiving a message. (Types include Physical, Physiological, Psychological, and Semantic.)

Intellectual Effect

Changes in your thinking.

Affective Effect

Changes in your attitude, values, beliefs, and emotions.

Psychomotor Effect

Changes in overt behaviors such as, for example, learning new bodily movements.

Communication Accommodation Theory

Theory that you adjust or accommodate to the speaking style of your listeners in order to gain benefits.

Content Messages

Refer to the behavioral response expected.

Relationship Messages

Tell how the communication is to be dealt with.

Stimuli

Causes

Responses

Effects

Symmetrical Relationship

Two individuals mirror each other's behavior.

Complementary Relationship

Two individuals engage in different behaviors.

Communication is... 3

Inevitable, Irreversible, and Unrepeatable.

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