Introduction to Communication Study (Communication Study and You…
Introduction to Communication Study
What is Communication & the Communication Process?
The Communication Process
– This is the individual or group who is initiating the message. The Sender can also be referred to as the Communicator.
– This is the response by the Receiver
– The Receiver – sometimes known as the Interpreter – is the individual or group to whom the message is sent. Sometimes actions are observed and messages interpreted that weren’t sent purposefully or consciously. A receiver could be anyone observing and interpreting whether intended or not.
– The physical, social, political, historical (etc) structures in which communication occurs. It is the setting or environment in which the message is conveyed.
– This is the particular content that is sent and received. This message can be verbal or non-verbal, can be ongoing or a one-off, can be conscious or unconscious. The message is coded by the users in a process that we will describe shortly.
– Noise is anything that can get in the way of message transmission.
– (or Medium) is the means by which the message is sent. Some common channels are: spoken voice/phone/radio/television, written word, computer, etc...
What is Communication
Communication is the ongoing symbolic process by which humans create, maintain, repair and transform reality through social interaction (James Carey).
Communication Study and You
We use communication to tell the doctor where it hurts, to buy groceries and ask a teacher a question.
Refers to our physical health. Evidence suggests that the absence of satisfying communication can even jeopardize life itself.
We need to satisfy a range of needs from pleasure, to inclusion, escape, relaxation and control and we do this through communication from having fun, to telling people what to do.
We get feedback from others by what they say and how they respond all of which gives us a sense of who we ar
The Models of Communication
Transactional Communication Model
Linear Communication Model
Interactive Communication Model