Introduction to Communication Worksheet
Answer the following questions in your own words. Each response must be written as an academic paragraph of at least 150 words. Be clear and concise, and provide explanations for your answers. Format your sources consistent with APA guidelines.
1. According to Introducing Communication Theory (2010), what is the definition of communication? What does communication mean to you personally? Provide an example.
The definition of communication as defined by our text is, “Communication is a social process in which individuals employ symbols to establish and interpret meaning in their environment.” (West, Turner 2010) ...view middle of the document...
Additionally, this also differs from transactional communications by way of transactional communications being interactive on steroids where the communications processes are intermingled and constantly at play in a cooperative manner between two or more persons. Each communications method has its place in the overall makeup of effective communications and each does reveal itself within each process at some point, but for the sake of understanding, these processes have been broken down. No on form of communication process is greater or more important than the other and in fact are designed to be combined in our everyday communications as according to our human nature.
3. Why is communication critical to developing self-concept? Provide an example of how communication has helped you develop your self-concept.
Communication is critical to developing self-concept for several reasons to include personally finding our way in life and learning about who we are and how we may fit and contribute into society. Learning about how we must interact with others based on our own perceptions and experiences, religion, beliefs, etc.
Myth or Reality?
IDENTIFY WHETHER EACH OF THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES IS A MYTH OR A REALITY. EXPLAIN YOUR ANSWERS.
1. We communicate only when we consciously and deliberately choose to communicate.
2. Words do not mean the same things to the listener as they do to the speaker.
3. We communicate primarily with words.
4. Nonverbal communication is not perceived solely through sight.
5. Communication is not a one-way activity.
6. The message we send is identical to the message received by the listener.
7. You can never give someone too much information.
Match the seven contexts of communication with the appropriate definition by placing the letter of the definition in the blank.
|G. Interpersonal |Communication within and among large, extended environments |
|_E_ Intrapersonal |Communication between and among members of different cultural |
| |backgrounds |
|_C__ Group |Communication with a group of people |
|_D__ Public/Rhetorical |Communication to a large group of listeners |
|_A__ Organizational |Communication with oneself |
|_B__ Intercultural |Communication to a very large audience through mediated forms |
|_F__ Mass |Face-to-face communication between...