COM 225 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Text Messaging, Emoji, Big Bang

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Communication:
The process by which the behavior of one individual organism (the sender) influences the
behavior of another (the receiver).
Behavior is communicate to the extent that it reduces uncertainty in the behavior of
another.
Does communication apply solely to humans?
No. it can be applied to other species.
Communication among humans:
With specific respect to humans, communication can be thought of as.
"The process by which people use messages to generate meaning across…"
The pieces of communication:
Process
Message
Interaction
Contexts
Channel
Media
Process: unfolds over time & through a series of interconnected actions carried out by the
participants "constantly changing/evolving."
Message: the "package" of information that is transported during communication.
Interaction: when people exchange a series of message, the result is called the interaction.
The context: a.k.a. the situation
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