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Lecture 1

COMM 1P96 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Linear Model, Stress Management, Identity Management


Department
Communication Studies
Course Code
COMM 1P96
Professor
Amanda Bishop
Lecture
1

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Comm1P96
Lecture #1
“the communications industry is the most creative field in business” Rikia Saddy
“effective communication takes preparation, practice, and persistence”
Communication (working definition)
Happens all the time
Cant be taken back
Back and forth
Communication is
Human
A process
Symbolic
Types of communication
Intrapersonal (self-talk, little voice inside your head)
Dyadic and interpersonal (2 communicators)
Small-group (more than 2 people, danger of conformity and majority)
Public (large audience, limited verbal feedback)
Mass (out to general population, ex. Media)
Functions of communication
Physical needs
Identity needs
Social needs
Practical needs
In communication, there must be a sender, a message, and a receiver
Communication is much more complex than this though
Sender and receiver are both in their own environments and both must deal with
background noise
Linear model of communication key components
Sender/ encoder
Message
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