Friday, October 5, 2007
Just adding to my research on interpersonal communication.
This model was discussed in our week 3 tutorial and is sourced from http://www.worldtrans.org/TP/TP1/TP1-17.HTML
There is always a sender and a receiver in communication. At least there is an intended receiver. In the diagram above A is the sender, B is the receiver.
A and B have different personal realities. They each have their own world formed by their experiences, their perceptions, their ideas, etc. They will perceive, experience, and interpret things differently. The same event will always be perceived a little different by each of two people.
The Transition Model and Feedback Loop
This model was also discussed in our week 3 tutorial and is sourced from http://www.greatcom.org/resources/tell_it_often_tell_it_well/chap17/default.htm
This link looks interesting, I agree with the authors comments "Communication is a tricky business. We often are attempting to hit a moving target. Words seem to disappear into thin air, and we wonder if they have touched the listener's heart".
Three weeks ago I started to read 'Blink' the book that James was talking about 2 lectures ago. I thought it was quite fitting that I had started to read the book considering the topic I have on interpersonal communication. Blink is a book by Malcolm Gladwell, I read his first book a few years ago called 'The Tipping Point' if you get a chance to read this book do so, because it was quite insightful in terms of social influences. James placed an excerpt of a chapter from 'Blink' on e-reserve, if you get a chance to run your eyes over it you will find some interesting insights into the observation of relationships, communication, nuances, body language and social influences.
I hope your blog research is going well.