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20 Cards in this Set

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name three types of noise
external, phisiological, psycological
what is external noise?
the environmental factors that are impeding communication. ex. construction.
what is phisiological noise?
a biological factor impeding communication. ex. hearing trouble.
what is psycological noise?
things that are mentaly distracting you from your communication. ex. worrying about an exam.
name three models of communication.
action, interactional, transactional
what is a significant other?
anyone we feel is qualified to make judgments about us and influences our self concept.
what is our self concept?
how we believe we should and are percived by others.
how do we get our self concept?
significant others, social comparison.
give three traits of the self concept
subjective, flexable, resists change
why is the self concept subjective?
first because it is created from our perseption, second so it can be self serving.
why is the self concept flexable?
so it can fit in a greater variety of situations. also it can change with moods.
why is the self concept resistant to change?
cognative conservationalism; we tend to seek evidence supporting our ideas.
provide four things that are required to change our self concept.
-the person doing it must be seen as competant.
-must be personal to you
-be reasonable in light of what we beleive
-consistant and numerous
define comunication.
the treansmision of information to convey thoughts or ideas. the sending and receiving of messages.
what is a channel?
the medium chosen for comunication to occur via
what is attraction theory?
"misery loves company" similar to cognitive conservationalism, attraction theory uses the idea that we tend to seek people who are like us and support how we veiw ourselves
explain the uncertanty reduction theory.
the idea that when someone breaks our expectations we seek an explanation for use in the future.
what is your self monitor?
how carefuly we monitor our coherance in dynamic situations.
what are the traits of a high self monitor?
can adapt and change their behavior quickly when situations change
what are the traits of a low self monitor?
behaves the same in all situations with little or no regard for how well we are being received or other's reflections.