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University of Maryland
COMM 250
Susan Hubbard

020314 COMM250 Class Notes Too much human behavior to study Sometimes people develop theories off of their own perspectives, and communication would be define differently by some scholars Communication - A process in which individuals use symbols to establish and interpret meaning in their environment. To different people from different environments or with different relationships, communication may be interpret differently. The establishment of meaning is very important. Models of communication: Linear (1949), Interactional (1954), Transactional (1970)  history of communication (small versions of reality of communication). Interpersonal Process: 1. Sender (encodes message) (person who has meaning that he/she wants to get across) a. Encoding – process of taking pure ideas, thoughts, feelings, etc. labeling with symbols and organizing them in some way. 2. Channels and noise may be in the middle as the message is being sent. a. Message – the meaning that we want to get across. b. Channel – the means in which we send our messages. We send the message through the channel(s), where it starts from the sender to the receiver. 3. Receiver (decodes message) a. Decoding – process of figuring out what the message means b. Noise – anything that may disrupt or interfere with the message i. External vs. internal Noise: 1. Physical = anything external that may interfere with the process (example: cell phone calls, thunder noises, jackhammers, truck noises, visual distractions such as talking with a friend, hot guy, etc.) 2. Semantic (internal noise) = specifically has to do with the meaning of the words. If you don’t know what a word means from a message, that’s internal noise, because you would not know what the full meaning of a message is. May also mean that two people who speak different languages would have semantic noise, since both of these two people would not understand each other. Another example of semantic is slang, especially since teens developed this because they don’t want adults to understand them. 3. Psychological (internal noise) – biases that may interfere with people’s thoughts of wh
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