Flashcards in Chapter 1: Introduction To Interpersonal Communication Deck (46)
Communication apprehension (CA)
Of fear or anxiety pertaining to the communication process
Intercultural communication apprehension
The fear or anxiety pertaining to communication with people from different cultural backgrounds
The process of message transaction between two people to create and sustain shared meaning
When used to describe interpersonal communication, an ongoing, unending, vibrant activity that always changes
The transaction of verbal and nonverbal messages being sent simultaneously between two people
What communicators create together through the use of verbal and nonverbal messages
Visual, simplified representations of complex relationships in the communication process
Linear model of communication
The characterization of communication as a one-way process transmits a message from a sender to receiver
The source of a message
Spoken, written, or unspoken information sent from a sender to receiver
The intended target of a message
A pathway through which a message is sent
Anything that interferes with accurate transmission or reception of a message. See also physical noise, physiological noise, psychological noise, and semantic noise
Any stimuli outside of the sender or a receiver that interferes with the transmission or reception of a message. Also called external noise.
Biological influences on a sender or a receiver that interfere with the transmission or reception of a message
Biases, prejudices, and feelings that interfere with the accurate transmission or reception of a message. Also called internal noise.
Occurs when senders and receivers apply different meanings to the same messages; may take the form of jargon, technical language, and other words and phrases that are familiar to the sender but that are not understood by the receiver.
The environment in which a message is sent.
The tangible environment in which communication occurs.
The cultural environment in which communication occurs refers to the rules, roles, norms, and patterns of communication that are unique to a particular culture.
The relational and emotional environment in which communication occurs.
What type of context in which messages are understood in relationship to previously sent messages.
Interactional model of communication
The characterization of communication as a two-way process in which a message is sent from sender to receiver and from receiver to sender.
A verbal or nonverbal response to a message.
The feedback we give ourselves when we assess our own communication.
The feedback we receive from other people.
Transactional model of communication
A characterization of communication as the reciprocal sending and receiving of messages. In a transactional encounter, the sender and receiver do not simply send meaning from one to the other and then back again; rather, they build a shared meaning through simultaneous sending and receiving.
Field of experience
The influence of a persons cultural, past experiences, personal history, and hereditary on the communication process.
The prior relationship experiences that two people share.