HDFS 2300 - Communication Patterns - Ch. #2 Notes

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HDFS 2300 - Communication Patterns - Ch. #2 Notes

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COMMUNICATIONWhat is communication?"A symbolic, transactional process that involves creating and sharing meanings through consistent patterns of interaction."Shared meaning is important.Communication ProcessThree assumptions describing family communication:1. Is not random (patterns; repetition)2. Is transactional (reciprocal nature, all members participate)3. Is impossible to not participateMessagesThe information that is exchanged when we communicate.Units of information between sender and receiver.Two Levels1. Digital-Content Level (Overt) - "What"Information expressedSemantics2. Analogic-Relationship/Intent/(Covert) - "How"Feelings, Movement, Expression (interpretation)Metamessage Similar to Analogic or Relationship LevelMessage about the messageFraming and Decoding How a message is interpretedMeaning attributed to the metamessageSubjective and personal FACTORS: Body language; ongoing relationship; nonverbal cues; habit/custom; relationship length/value.Importance of Context Four Kinds of Messages in Close Relationships 1. Small talk 2. Competition/Control talk 3. Cooperative/Straight talk 4. Meta-communication SPECIFIC FOCUS: Intent Messag

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