24 terms

Looking out Looking In Chapter 1

Key terms from chapter 1
Channel (9)
the information being transmitted
Co-culture (32)
Within a society co-cultures have different communication practices.
Cognitive complexity (29)
to describe the ability to construct a variety of frameworks for viewing an issue
Communication (13)
is a transactional process involving participants who occupy different but overlapping environments and create relationships through the exchange of messages, many of which are affected by external, physiological, and psychological noise.
Communication Competence (25)
involves achieving one's goals in a manner that, in most cases, maintains or enhances the relationship in which it occurs.
content dimension (15)
involves the information being explicitly discussed: "turn left at the next corner"
Decode (10)
makes sense of the message
disinhibition (22)
transmit message without considering their consequence can be especially great in online communication. Can take two forms: volunteer personal information & permanence.
dyad (17)
or interpersonal Communications. any interaction between two people, usually face to face.
encode (9)
puts thoughts into symbols, usually words
environment (11)
fields or experience that affect how they understand others' behavior.
impersonal communication (17)
or Dyad the definition of interpersonal communication includes any interact between two people, usually face to face.
instrumental goals (8)
getting others to behave in ways we want.
interpersonal communication(quantitative and qualitative) (17)
they are interchangeable.
linear communication model (9)
A sender encodes a message sending it through a channel to a receiver who decodes while contending with noise.
mediated communication (18)
channels provide many other ways to interact, instant messaging, emailing, blogging, twittering, and participating on social networking websites like facebook and myspace.
message (9)
the information being transmitted
noise (10)
distractions that disrupt transmission
receiver (9)
The person attending to the message
relational dimension (15)
that expresses how you feel about the other person: whether you like or dislike the other person, feel in control or subordinate, feel comfortable or anxious and so on.
richness (21)
the abundance of nonverbal cues that add cues that add clarity to a verbal message.
self-monitoring (30)
to describe the process of paying close attention to one's behavior and using these observations to shape the way one behaves.
sender (9)
the person creating the message
transactional communication model (10)
Similar to the linear method, but uses the words communicator instead of sender and receiver. It has the message traveling back and forth between both parties.