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Communications Ch 1

Process of Communications

Responding in ways that fit the communication context: Appropriateness
The mediums that carry messages between communicators: Channels
Accepting others as equal partners in reaching common goals: Civility
The process of creating and sharing meaning through the use of symbols: Communication
Everything that makes up our way of life, including shared values, knowledge, behaviors and symbolic expression: Culture
Cultures within a culture: Co-culture
The interpretation of a message by deciphering symbols into understandable and meaningful ideas, thoughts, and feelings: Decoding
The initiation and creation of a message as a communicator translates ideas, thoughts and feelings into symbols: Encoding
One who perceives and attempts to understand a message: Interpreter
One who begins or advances the communication process by generating a message: Initiator
The total composite of a person's personality, experiences, and identity: Self
A symbolic expression of ideas, thoughts and feelings: Message
Messages expressed through a formal language, using oral, written, or signed words: Verbal Communication
Messages expressed through symbols other than words, including hand gestures, facial expressions, touching, vocal inflection and clothing: Nonverbal Communication
Anything that interferes with the creation of shared meaning between or among communicators: Noise
A response or reaction to a message: Feedback
An internal dialogue with ourselves; self-talk: Intrapersonal communication
Interaction among a small number of people: Interpersonal communication
Interaction among 3 to 7 people who communicate over time to accomplish some goal or purpose: Small Group Communication
Interactions with large numbers of people: Public communication
This occurs when communicators use some form of technology, including television, radio, film, newspapers, and the internet: Mediated communication
The words, images, gestures, and expressions that we use to represent our thoughts, ideas, beliefs and feelings: Symbols
Valuing the process by which difference becomes meaningful and developing the competence to live, learn, and work within many cultures: Diversity
The principles that guide our decisions about what is good or bad, right or wrong: Ethics
The ability to consider behavior from someone else's point of view: Perspective Talking
The ability to see,think about, and act based on the consequences of your behavior: Self Monitoring
What are the 6 basic elements of the communications process: 1)Initiators & Interpreters 2)Messages 3)Noise 4)Channels 5)Feedback 6)Context & Culture
Created by: foster1317