Friday, September 6, 2013 10:03 PM
Communication- conscious or unconscious, intentional or unintentional process in which feelings and
ideas are expressed as verbal/nonverbalmessages that are sent, received or comprehend
Intrapersonal communication(aka personal communication)is communicatingwith yourself (through
processing, decision making)
Interpersonal communicationis communicationbetween two or more persons who establish a
Public communicationis a speaker communicatingto an audience. You don't really change your
response based on how the audience reacts--you'regiving a speech.
Communicationis dynamic, continuous, irreversible, interactive,contextual.
Human beings are capable of selective communication- we can choosethe symbolthat best represents
what we want to express
When we communicate,we encode (take ideas and put them into message form) and send them
through our primary signal system (senses), to someonewho decodes (translates) the message.
During communication,encoded messagesare carried through channels (usually sight or sound)
Feedback - the response, a verbal or nonverbal reaction that the receiver has
Communicationnoise - internal or external interference in the communicationprocess
Environmentalnoise - outside interference, such as running water or loud noises, crowd talking
Physiological-ImpairmentNoise - physical problem that can block effectivesending or receiving, such as
Semantic noise - problems might arise with the meaning of words, especially across d