CMST 2010 Chap 1 terms pt2

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  1. Self-actualization
    the process of gaining information aboutourselves in an effort to tap our full potential our spontaneity and our talents and to cultivate our strenghts and eliminate our shortcomings
  2. irreversibility
    the fact that our communication with others cannot be "unsaid" or reversed
  3. semiotics
    the study of signs and symbols in relation to their form and content
  4. symbols
    arbirary lables or representations (such as words) for feelings concepts objects or events
  5. rule
    a prescribed guide that indicates what behavior is obligated, preferred or prohibited in certain contexts
  6. content level
    the verbal and nonverbal information contained in a messge that indicates the topic of the message
  7. relationship level
    the information contained in a message that indicates how the sender wants the reciever to interpret the message
  8. dark side of interpersonal communication
    negative communication exchages between people such as manipulation, deciet and verbal aggression
  9. bright side of interpersonal communication
    aitruistic, supportive, and afirming communication exchanges between people
  10. ethics
    the perceived rightness or wrongness of an action or behavior determiend in large part by society
  11. categorical imperative
    an ethical system based on the work of philosper Immanuel Kant, that advances the notion that individuals follow moral absolutes. the underlying tenet in this ethical system suggests that we should act as an example to others
  12. utilitarianism
    an ethical system developed by John Stuart Mill, that suggest that what is ethical will bring the greatest good for the greatest number of people in theis system, consequences of moral actions, especially maximizing satisfaction and happiness are important
  13. golden mean
    an ethical system, articulated by Aristotle, that proposes a person's moral virtue stands between two vices, with the middle or the mean, being the foundation for a rational society
  14. ethic of care
    an ethical system, based on the concepts of Carol Giligan that is concerned with the connections among peole and the moral concequences of decisions
  15. Significant choice
    an ethical system conceptualized by Thomas Nilsen underscoreing the belief that communication is ethical to the extent that it maximies our ability to exercise feel choice. in this system, information should be given to others in a noncoercive way so that people can make feel and informed decisions
  16. Communication Competency
    the ability to communicate with knowledge skills and thoughtfulness
  17. civil communication
    the acceptance of another person as an equal partner in achieving meaing during communication
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CMST 2010 Chap 1 terms pt2
second pt of chap 1 terms
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