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Human Communication

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Milene Ortega

on 15 January 2015

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Transcript of Human Communication

Human Communication
Forms, Critical Elements, Purposes, and Effects
Forms of Communication

- Intrapersonal - Mass Communication
- Interpersonal - Public Speaking
- Interview - Organizational Communication
- Computer Mediated - Small Group
Benefits of learning about Human Communication

Present yourself as a confident, credible, likeable person
Build interpersonal relationships
Gain interviewing skills
Participate adequately in group thinking
Develop public speaking skills
Use media critically

Critical Elements of Human Communication

Sender Receiver
Context Channel
Messages Feedback / Feedforward
Ethics/Deception Noise
All Elements of communication are in a transactional state
- To discover
- To relate
- To help
- To persuade
- To play
Is a package of signals
Verbal + Nonverbal signals and behaviors
Is a process of adjustment
Adjusting to different ages, dialect, vocabulary
Involves content & relationship dimension
Content - the behavioral response to a certain message
Relationship - provides cues as to the kind of relationship between senders and receivers
punctuated (continuous / sequences of stimuli and responses);
Involves transaction:
- Symmetrical:
Two individuals mirroring each other's behavior

- Complimentary:
The behavior of one individual is the stimulus for the other.

Communication occurs when one person (or more) sends and receives messages that are distorted by noise, occur within a context, have some effect and provide some opportunity for feedback.
(or cognitive)
- Changes in your thinking process
- Acquiring information
- Changing perspective
Communication Effects
Intellectual (or cognitive) effects
Changes in your thinking process:
- learning new information
- changing your perspective about something
Affective effects
Changes in values, emotions, beliefs, and attitudes.
Psychomotor Effects
Learning new behavior or movement:
- Learning how to dance
- Learning how to play a sport
- Learning how to paint
Communication Accomodation Theory:
- We feel attracted to people who have similar communication style.
- We tend to accomodate our speaking style in order to gain benefits
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