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The process of using signs and symbols and behaviors to exhcange information and create meaning
doesn't distinguish between source and receiver. Both people are simultaneously playing source and receiver of multiple messages
symbols carried by messages considering the nature of the two people's relationship
Why do we communicate?
It adresses physical needs
How does communication address identity needs?
in order to convey the identity we want, we must use communication
how does communication meet spiritual needs?
Communication provides a means of expressing and sharing morals, spiritual ideas and practices with one another.
Characteristics of communication
Communication passes through Perceptual filters
People give communication its meaning
Communication has literal meanings and relational implications
Communication sends intentional/unintentional messages
Communication is governed by rules
How do people give communicaiton its meaning
meaning comes from groups that use words (symbols of meaning)
literal meaning/relational implications of communication
-verbal converations have the content dimension and the relational dimension.
Why does communicaiton send unintentional and intentional messages (why does)
why can you not not communicate?
Everyone's a communication expert
communication will solve any problem
communcation can break down (effective communication can break down)
communication is inherently good
more communication is always better
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