Chapter 11

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Chapter 11
2011-10-11 20:38:55
First Look Communication Theory Em Griffin

Social Information Processing Theory (SIP) (Walther)
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  1. Computer Mediated Communicaton (CMC)
    Text based messages, which filter out most non-verbal cues
  2. Technological Determinism
    Media technology shapes how we as individuals in a society think, feel, act, and how our society operates as we move from one technological age to another
  3. Flaming
    • Resulting from a lack of social context, it is the hostile language that zings at its target and creates a toxic climate for relational growth on the internet.
    • CMC users have no clue as to their relative status, and norms for interaction aren't clear, so people tend to become omore self-absorbed and less inhibited.
  4. Asynchronous Channel
    • A nonsimultaneous medium of communication that each individual can use when he or she desires. Email or text messages are person-to-person messages that can be read at a convenient time.
    • One can plan, contemplate and edit comments more mindfully and deliberatively than one can in more spontaneous talk.
    • This is advantages when dealing with touchy issues, misunderstandings, or conflict between parties.
  5. Hyperpersonal Perspective
    • The claim that CMC relationships are often more intimate than those developed when partners are physically together.
    • Sender: Selective Self-Presentation
    • Receiver: Overattribution of Similarity
    • Channel: Communcating on your own time
    • Feedback: Self-Fulfilling Prophecy