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Linear Communication Model:

Sender: the person creating the message
Encodes: puts thoughts into symbols, usually words
Messages: the information being transmitted
Channel: the medium through which the message passes
Receiver: the person attending to the message
Decodes: makes sense of the message
Noise: distractions that disrupt transmission

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Environments:

Fields of experience that affect how they understand others' behavior.

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Content Dimension:

Involves the information being explicitly discussed
"Turn left at the corner"

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Relational Dimension

Expresses how you feel in control or subordinate, feel comfortable or anxious, and so on.

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Mediated Communication

Channels provide many other ways to interact.
Instant messaging, emailing, blogging, twittering, and participating on Social networking sites.

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Communication Competence:

Involves achieving ones goals in a manner that, in most cases, maintains or enhances the relationship in which it occurs.

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Self-monitoring

The process of paying close attention to one's behavior and using these observations to shape they way one behaves.

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Instrumental Goals:

Getting others to behave in ways we want.