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Discuss The Importance Of Perception In Face To FaceCommunication Between Individuals

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Introduction

Discuss The Importance Of Perception In Face To Face Communication Between Individuals Perception is one of the most important fragments of the communication process. It allows us all to see an individual experience of the world. The process is simple, the brain actively selects, organises and interprets stimuli, in order to process this experience. Even before we engage in communication, we perceive things about the receiver. Whether it's the bad things we've heard about them previously - which would build up a feeling of dislike or the good things e.g. support same football team. Both of these perceptions are examples of stereotyping which will affect the expectation of an individual in a different way than it'll affect someone else. In Face to Face communication, it is possible for an individual to be distracted by motivation. This is a psychological factor that can affect perception. For example: Of a person is tired, they may pay more attention to words in a conversation such as "Warmth", Another psychological factor that will influence, affect perception is Values and Attitudes. This factor could lead to disliking due to a difference of opinion on, For Example smoking. Perception in Face to Face communication is extremely important because there are also physical barriers that will affect an individual's perception.

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Fundamentally a person is none of these things, but they can be used as any of these things and are the product of their experience of all of these things. Our experience of messages, languages, media, and through them, other people, is fundamental in shaping who we become and how we think of ourselves and others. We invent ourselves, and others work diligently to shape that invention, through our consumption of messages, the languages we master, and the media we use. Language can be, and often are, the message (that is inherent to every message constructed with it), the medium (but only trivially), the person (both at the level of the "language instinct" that is inherent to people and a socialized semiotic overlay on personal experience), and even "the language" (insofar as we have a choice of what language we use in constructing a given message). Fundamentally a language is none of these things, but it can be used as any of these things and is the product of our use of media to construct messages. We use language, within media, to construct messages, such as definitions and dictionaries) that construct language. We invent and evolve language as a product of our communication. As for messages, they reiterate all of these constituents.

Conclusion

This model was created specifically to support theories of media and position them relative to the process of communication. It is hoped that the reader finds value in that positioning. Weiner's cybernetic model accentuates the interactive structure of communication. Students of interpersonal communication are taught, through the use of the interactive/cybernetic and transactive models that attending to the feedback of their audience is an important part of being an effective communicator. Students of mass communication are taught, through the intermediary/gatekeeper/two-step flow model, that controlled production processes are an important part of being an effective communicator. The difference is a small one and there is no denying that both attention to feedback and attention to detail are critical skills of effective communicators, but mass media programs focus heavily on the minutiae of production, interpersonal programs focus heavily on the munitiae of attention to feedback. Despite the fact that both teach both message production the languages used in message production, and the details of the small range of media that each typically covers, they discuss different media, to some extent different languages, and different approaches to message production. These differences, far more than more obvious differences like audience size or technology, are the divides that separate the study of interpersonal communication from mass communication.

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