Explain your motivation for studying communication
Explain the benefits that come from understanding communication in your personal and professional life.
Chose one definition below that comes closest to your own personal definition of communication. Explain why you chose this particular definition.
Communication is a process of acting on information.
“Communication is the discriminatory response of an organism to a stimulus.”a
“Communication… is an ‘effort
after meaning,’ a creative act initiated by man in which he seeks to
discriminate and organize cues so as to orient himself in his
environment and satisfy his changing needs.”b
“Speech communication is a human process through which we make sense out of the world and share that sense with others.”c
“In the main, communication has
as its central interest those behavioral situations in which a source
transmits a message to a receiver(s) with conscious intent to affect the latter’s behaviors.”d
Communication is a process whereby people assign meanings to stimuli in order to make sense of the world.
Communication is “the
transmission of information, ideas, emotions, skills, etc., by the use
of symbols—words, pictures, figures, graphs, etc.”e
Spoken symbolic interaction is the process by which people use words and other symbols to create meaning and to affect one another.
Nonverbal interaction is the unspoken, often unintentional behavior that accompanies verbal communication and helps us fully interpret its meaning