UOP BSCOm100 week 1 inroduction to communicatiom worksheet

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Introduction
to Communication Worksheet

Paragraph Questions

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 ofcommunication? What does communication mean to you personally? Provide an example.

2.
Describe the differences between linear, interactional, and transactional
communication.

3.
Why is
communication critical to developing self-concept?Provide an example of how communication
has helped you to develop your self-concept.

Myth or Reality?

Identify whether each of the
following sentences is a myth or a reality. Explain your answers.

1.
You communicate only when you consciously and deliberately choose to
communicate.
Mythor Reality

2.
Words do not mean the same things to the listener as they do to the
speaker.

3.
You communicate primarily with words.

4.
Nonverbal communication is not perceived solely through sight.
Myth or Reality

5.
Communication is not a one-way activity.
Myth or Reality

6.
The message you send is identical to the message received by the
listener.
Mythor Reality

7.
You can never give someone too much information.
Mythor Reality

Matching

Match the sevencontexts of communication with the
appropriate definition by placing the letter of the definition in the blank.

Communication Theories

Match the communication theories
with their descriptions by placing the letter of the description in the blank.

A.
Explains why parties to communication experience conflicting pulls that
cause relationships to be in a constant state of flux. The closer individuals
become to one another, the more conflict arises to pull them apart.

B.
Explains
why certain groups in society are muted, which means they are either silent or
not heard

C.
Explains
why,as relationships develop, communication
moves from less intimate levels to more intimate, more personal levels

D. Explains why people tend to
remain silent when they think their views are in the minority

E. Explains how organizations make
sense of the information that is essential for their existence

F.
Explains some of the reasons for changes to speech as individuals
attempt to emphasize or minimize the social differences between themselves and
their interlocutors

G.
Explains thatpeople are essentially
storytellers who make decisions on the basis of good reasons. History,
biography, culture, and character determine what people consider good reasons.

H.
Explainsthe
process that people use to manage the relationship between concealing and
revealing private information

I. Explains meanings for routine
organizational events, thereby reducing the amount of cognitive processing and
energy members need to expend throughout the day

J. Explains that mass media has a major
influence on audiences by choosing what stories are newsworthy and how much
prominence and space to give them

K. Explains how different cultures
manage conflict and communication. The theory explains that the root of
conflict is based on identity management on individual and cultural levels.

L. Explains how individuals act
toward things on the basis of the meanings they assign to them. The meaning
comes from the social interaction individuals have with others and with society.

M. Explains the tendency for
individuals to seek consistency among their cognitions, such as beliefs and
opinions. When there is an inconsistency between attitudes or behaviors
(dissonance), something must change to eliminate the dissonance. In the case of
a discrepancy between attitudes and behavior, it is most likely that the
attitude will change to accommodate the behavior.

N. Explains how people have expectations
about the nonverbal behaviors of others. Violations of these expectations may
trigger a change in the perception of exchange—either positively or negatively,
depending on the relationship.

O. Explains how individuals may
withhold their opposing opinions to promote cohesiveness. Individuals may also
withhold their opposing opinions because they fear rejection by the group.

Communication Theories and Contexts

Match the communication theories to their
contexts by placing the letter of the context in the blank. Note. Letters may be used more than
once.

A.
Intrapersonal
B. Interpersonal
C.Group
D.
Organizational
E. Public
F. Intercultural
G.
Mass

 

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