Communication Experiment

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Communication is the act or process of using words, sounds, signs, or behaviors to express or exchange information or to express your ideas, thoughts, feelings, etc., to someone else. Language is symbols that can be combined in an infinite number of ways for the purpose of communicating abstract thought.(Henslin 43) Language is a very important aspect in life, it is the method we use to interact with people. Social interaction is one person 's actions influencing someone else; usually refers to what people do when they are in one another 's presence, but also includes communications at a distance.(Henslin 92) The way we interact changes depending on who we are communicating with, for example, when you talk to a baby the tone of your …show more content…
Language and communication is how we express ourselves, it is what we use to advance our society and generation. When you think of language or communicating you automatically assume that it means verbally. However, that is wrong, with time we have learned and developed multiple ways to interact with others, one example would be using sign language or even just simple body language and facial expressions. We not only communicate by directly speaking to others but through other sources such as television, advertisement, music and games. Each of those sources send multiple messages to the viewers. The experiment I conducted was communicating with someone without the use of talking or writing. I chose to do this experiment in my home with my friends because they are the group of people I am surrounded by twenty-four hours seven days a week. The reason I chose them was because we communicate on a daily basis verbally and I wanted to see how well they could understand the message I was trying to send them through my body language and facial expressions. Body language is the way in which people use their bodies to give a message to others. When I was conducting this experiment I had four of my friends involved. It took me a while to come up with a message …show more content…
Noah Chomsky stated that our brains are pre-wired to learn language and this theory was test in the Genie the Wild Child documentary. While I wasn 't learning to speak in this experiment I was learning a new way of communicating with other people. Symbolic internationalism is a theoretical perspective in which society is viewed as composed of symbols that people use to establish meaning, develop their views of the world, and communicate with one another. (Henslin 29) This perspective was created by George H. Mead. I did not incorporate use of symbols in my experiment simply because I wanted my response to be based off of my body language. The functionalist perspective is the relationship between parts of society. This theory focused a lot on social order and adaptability which I saw was used within my group of fiends who witnessed this experiment and partook in it. We have developed so many ways to interact and send messages to others that we sometimes forget to use the resources that surround us. One of the biggest things that stood out to me throughout this experiment was how we started as babies using hand gestures, sign language and small things like pointing at something we want to completely forgetting about those skills and depending on our newly discovered verbal skills to express what it is that we want and need. This is experiment overall was something I was hesitant that I

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