Definition: Process of understanding and sharing meaning (Pearson & Nelson,2000)
Communication is a dynamic process.
A way to influence the communication process.
1) to understand, perceive, and relate what we already know
2) to exchange thoughts, ideas with others
Through interaction, meaning is discovered, shared, perceived, and understood
Importance of communication:
We carry multiple meaning of word, gesture, ideas, misunderstanding might occur
Way to avoid misunderstanding:
Must establish common ground and the terms used to negotiate meaning