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other-oriented

To be aware of the thoughts, needs, experiences, personality, emotions, motives,desires,culture, and goals of your communication partners while still maintaining your own integrity.

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communication

process of acting on information

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human communication

Process of making sense out of the world and sharing that sense with others by creating meaning through the use of verbal and non-verbal messages.

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interpersonal communication

a distinctive, transactional form of human communication involving mutual influence, usually for the purpose of managing relationships.

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impersonal communication

Process that occurs when we treat others as objects or respond to their roles rather than to who they are as unique persons.

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mass communication

Process that occurs when one person issues the same message to many people at once; the creator of the message is usually not physically present, and listeners have virtually no opportunity to respond immediately to the speaker

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public communication

Process that occurs when a speaker addresses and audience.

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small group communication

Process that occurs when a group of three to fifteen people meet to interact with a common purpose and mutually influence one another.

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"I-It"

An impersonal relationship in which the other person is viewed as an "It" rather than as an authentic, genuine person.

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"I-Thou"

Occurs when you interact with another person as a unique, authentic individual rather than as an object or and "It".

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intrapersonal communication

Communication with yourself; thinking

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relationship

Connection established when one person communicates with another.

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Elements of the communication process

source: Originator of a thought or emotion, who puts it into a code that can be understood by a receiver
Encode: To translate ideas, feelings, and thoughts into code
Decode: To interpret ideas, feelings, and thoughts that have been translated in to a code
Message:Written, spoken, and unspoken elements of communication to which people assign meaning

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Elements of communication process 2

Channel: pathway through which messages are sent
Receiver: Person who decodes a message and attempt to make sense of what the source has encoded
Noise: Anything literal or psychological that interferes with accurate reception of a message
Feedback: response to message
Context: Physical or psychological environment for communication

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systems theory

Theory that describes the interconnected elements of a system in which a change in one element affects all of the other elements.

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episode

Sequence of interactions between individuals, during which the message of one person influences the message of another.

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symbol

Word, sound, or visual image that represents something else, such as a thought, concept, or object.

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rule

followable prescription that indicates what behavior is obligated, preferred, or prohibited in certain contexts.

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content

Information, ideas, or suggested actions that a speaker wishes to share

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relationship dimension

The implied aspect of a communication message, which conveys information about emotions, attitudes, power, and control.

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Metacommunication

Verbal or nonverbal communication about communication.

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social media

a variety of technological applications such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram that serve as channels to help people connect to one another

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electronically mediated communication (EMC)

Communication via a medium such as the internet.

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asynchronous message

A message that is not read, heard, or seen exactly when it is sent; there is a time delay between the sending of the message and it's receipt.

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synchronous message

A message that is sent and received simultaneously.

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social presence

The feeling that communicators have of engaging in unmediated, face-to-face interactions even though messages are being sent electronically

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cues-filtered-out theory

Theory that suggests that communication of emotions is restricted when people send messages to others via text messages because nonverbal cues such as facial expression,gestures, and tone of voice are filtered.

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media richness theory

Theory that identifies the richness of a communication medium based on the amount of feedback it allow, the number of cues receivers can interpret, the variety of language it allows and the potential for emotional expression

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Social information-processing theory

Theory that suggests people can communicate relational and emotional messages via the internet, although such messages take longer to express without nonverbal cues.