University of Phoenix Material Communication Introduction Worksheet In your own words, please answer the following questions. Each response should be written as an academic paragraph of at least 150 words. Be clear and concise, and be sure to explain your answers. If you cite any sources, use APA format. Paragraph QUESTIONS 1. WHAT IS THE TEXTBOOK DEFINITION OF COMMUNICATION? WHAT DOES COMMUNICATION MEAN TO YOU PERSONALLY? GIVE AN EXAMPLE. (150 WORDS) Answers will vary. The text book defines communication as “social process individuals employ symbols to establish and interpret meaning in their environment” (Turner & West, 2004).
However, the text also points out that everyone will have their own meaning of communication. Personally, my definition of communication is the way a person or persons try to relate feelings to one another using words or actions to relay to others their emotions or thought process. To me, communication is the most important thing in my life. Without communication most relationships with any other person will fail. Communication is not something that is easy for a lot of people because it can result in uncomfortable feelings that many people try to avoid.
When it comes to communication within my family, my relationship, and my co-workers, I try to be an open book. I think that when you are successful at communicating with someone the relationship you have with them will result in a positive manner. 1. Describe the differences between linear, interactional, and transactional. (150 words) Answers will vary. The linear model of communication is a one way message that is sent by a source and intended for a receiver. The elements of linear communication are: source, message, receiver, and channel.
It shows that a person is a sender or a receiver only (Turner & West, 2004). The interactional model views communication as sharing the meaning with feed-back linking a source and a receiver. It differs from linear because it explains that messages can be sent back and forth from source and receiver. The elements of interactional communication are: feedback, field of experience receiver, message, and channel. The field of experience within interactional communication is based on someone’s up bring and culture and how they react to a situation.
Not all communications are verbal, such as slamming a door and are proven in this type of communication. Finally, transactional communication model is sending and receiving messages simultaneously. It shows that a change in one affects a change in another. The field of experience within this model overlaps and there is certain interdependency between the comments of the message (Turner & West, 2004). Myth or Reality? UNDERLINE OR CIRCLE THE FOLLOWING MYTHS AND REALITIES OF COMMUNICATION. IDENTIFY WHETHER THIS IS A MYTH OR A REALITY, AND EXPLAIN WHY. 1.
We communicate only when we consciously and deliberately choose to communicate. Myth Reality Even if we choose to not communicate verbally, we communicate non verbally unconsciously. 2. Words do not mean the same things to the listener as they do to the speaker. Myth Reality This is a reality because everyone interprets things in different ways and everyone has their own meaning or definition of what is being said to them. 3. We communicate primarily with words. Myth Reality We primarily communicate no-verbally. 4. Nonverbal communication is not perceived solely through sight.
Myth Reality This is true because non-verbal communication can be done through gestures as well as paralinguistic- meaning a heavy sigh is non verbal communication even though some sound is used. 5. Communication is not a one-way activity. Myth Reality Every communication has a sender and receiver. 6. The message we send is identical to the message received by the listener. Myth Reality People communicate and receive messages differently. 7. You can never give someone too much information. Myth Reality Matching MATCH THE SEVEN CONTEXTS OF COMMUNICATION WITH THE APPROPRIATE DEFINITION. 1.
Interpersonal G(a) Communication within and among large, extended environments 8. Intrapersonal E(b) Communication between and among members of different cultural backgrounds 9. Small GroupC(c) Communication with a group of people 10. Public/RhetoricalD(d) Communication to a large group of listeners 11. OrganizationalA(e) Communication with oneself 12. Intercultural B(f) Communication to a very large audience through mediated forms 13. MassF(g) Face-to-face communication between people Reference West, R. Turner, L. (2004). Introducing Communication Theory: Analysis and Application. Boston: McGraw-Hill.
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