Transactional Communication Quiz

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What is the process of communication according to the text?

A circular model

According to Harold Lasswell's model, which question is NOT part of the linear communication process?

With what emotion?

How did many scholars view communication in the past, based on the text?

As a linear process

In what way is communication described in the text?

As both simple and complex

What is highlighted as the primary purpose of communication in the text?

To create and understand realities

Which model of communication involves no source, no receiver, and no feedback?

Osgood-Schramm Model

What is a key characteristic of communication according to the text?

It involves constant change

What term is used to describe distractions that interfere with the accurate transmission and reception of a message?

Semantic noise

In transactional communication, what does each element relate to?

Integrally to every other element

In which model of communication do communicators create and interpret messages based on their fields of experience?

Transactional Model

What influences communication according to the text?

A multitude of factors including past experiences and cultural beliefs

What is the term used to describe predispositions, biases, or prejudices that shape how individuals construct and interpret messages?

Psychological noise

What role does each person play in an interaction?

Both a sender and a receiver

Which term is defined as putting thoughts into symbols, most commonly words?

Encode

Which statement best summarizes the relationship between source and receiver in communication?

The existence of a source depends on the presence of a receiver

What type of noise refers to distractions outside the communication process itself?

Physical noise

What is the term for communication that takes place within an organization among members of the organization?

Organizational communication

Which form of communication involves communication between a speaker and an audience?

Public speaking

What does computer-mediated communication encompass?

Communications through electronic means like email and social media

In which form of communication is the purpose to strengthen or change the attitudes or behaviors of others?

To influence

What type of communication involves communication among members of groups of about five to ten people?

Small group communication

Which communication form involves enjoying the experiences of the moment?

To play

Study Notes

Communication Process

  • The communication process involves a sender, a message, a channel, a receiver, and noise (distractions that interfere with the transmission and reception of a message).

Harold Lasswell's Model

  • Lasswell's model is a linear communication process that asks "Who says what to whom through what channel with what effect?"
  • The question "with what effect?" is not part of the linear communication process.

Past View of Communication

  • In the past, many scholars viewed communication as a linear, one-way process.

Communication Description

  • Communication is described as a dynamic, interactive, and ongoing process.

Primary Purpose of Communication

  • The primary purpose of communication is to create meaning and understanding.

Models of Communication

  • The transactional model of communication involves no source, no receiver, and no feedback.
  • The constructivist model of communication involves communicators creating and interpreting messages based on their fields of experience.

Key Characteristics of Communication

  • A key characteristic of communication is that it is influenced by the social, cultural, and historical contexts in which it takes place.

Noise

  • Noise refers to distractions that interfere with the accurate transmission and reception of a message.
  • There are two types of noise: internal (distractions within the individual) and external (distractions outside the communication process).

Transactional Communication

  • In transactional communication, each element (sender, message, channel, receiver, and noise) relates to the others.

Influences on Communication

  • Communication is influenced by social, cultural, and historical contexts, as well as by the individual's personal experiences, biases, and predispositions.

Term Definitions

  • Encoding refers to putting thoughts into symbols, most commonly words.
  • Frame refers to predispositions, biases, or prejudices that shape how individuals construct and interpret messages.

Roles in Interaction

  • In an interaction, each person plays the role of both sender and receiver.

Communication Types

  • Public communication involves communication between a speaker and an audience.
  • Organizational communication takes place within an organization among members of the organization.
  • Group communication involves communication among members of groups of about five to ten people.
  • Computer-mediated communication encompasses communication through digital channels such as email, social media, and online forums.
  • Persuasive communication aims to strengthen or change the attitudes or behaviors of others.
  • Interpersonal communication involves communication between two people.
  • Intrapersonal communication involves enjoying the experiences of the moment.

Test your knowledge on transactional communication which is an ever-changing process influenced by various factors. Explore how the elements of communication are interconnected and in a constant state of change.

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