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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 of communication? 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 develop your self-concept.

Myth or Reality?

IDENTIFY WHETHER EACH OF THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES IS A MYTH OR A REALITY. EXPLAIN YOUR ANSWERS.

1. We communicate only when we consciously and deliberately choose to communicate. Myth or Reality

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

3. We communicate primarily with words.
Myth or Reality

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 we send is identical to the message received by the listener. Myth or Reality

7. You can never give someone too much information.
Myth or Reality

Matching

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

|___ Interpersonal |Communication within and among large, extended environments | |___ Intrapersonal |Communication between and among members of different cultural | | |backgrounds | |___ Group |Communication with a group of people | |___ Public/Rhetorical |Communication to a large group of listeners | |___ Organizational |Communication with oneself | |___ Intercultural |Communication to a very large audience through mediated forms | |___ Mass |Face-to-face communication between people |

Communication Theories

MATCH THE COMMUNICATION THEORIES WITH THEIR DESCRIPTIONS BY PLACING THE LETTER OF THE DESCRIPTION IN THE BLANK.

1. ____Social penetration theory

2. ____Communication accommodation theory

3. ____Spiral of silence theory

4. ____Relational dialectics theory

5. ____Rhetoric/dramatism/narrative paradigm

6. ____Muted group theory

7. _____Communication privacy management theory

8. _____Organizational culture theory

9. _____Agenda-setting theory

10. _____Face-negotiation theory

11. _____Organizational information theory

12. _____Symbolic interaction theory

13. _____Cognitive dissonance theory

14. _____Expectancy violations theory

15. _____Groupthink

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...
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