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Interpersonal Communication Notes


Perception Process
-Subjective (unique to one person)

Schemata: Knowledge structures that help us interpret, remember, and organize new information -Influenced by culture, personal experiences, etc.
-Act as a guide or filter for the viewing new stimuli
-Help us make sense of potentially ambiguous information

Types of Schemata
Self Schemata
reflect peoples views of themselves and guide how they process information about themselves. Event Schemata
also called scripts, help people recognize the typical ways in which a sequence of actions tends to unfold. Role Schemata
Provide information about appropriate behavior based on social categories. Stereotypes Person Schemata
Type of Person
Relational Schemata
different types of relationships

Cognitive Processes
Interpersonal Expectancies
guide our communication with others, how we think people will or ought to communicate with us Attributions
assessment of the cause of an action or behavior or the degree of responsibility that someone or something had for the action or behavior Person Perception
our attempt to determine what others are like and whether we like them Stereotypes

Beginning of Chapter 2

Symbol → Referent
“Arbitrary” symbol system

Semantic Triangle- Reference
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Symbol - Referent

Pragmatic- Communication in real interaction
Syntactic- Grammar, word order
Semantic- word meanings


Nonverbal-Ways we create meaning through cues, rather than words -Body movement/kinesics
-Facial Expressions
-Eye behavior
*Always consider culture when interpretating non-verbal cues

-Homework #3 Due on Tuesday

Exam 1 on Thursday Chp. 1,2,3,5, Plus blackboard reading

Halo Effect

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