Four Areas Of Communication

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Four Areas Of Communication


I have discovered some very interesting facts about the four areas of communication:
interpersonal, lifespan, health, and persuasive communication. I found these facts while
searching on the internet using many different search engines. I will share these facts
that caught my attention with you and let you know where you can learn more about these
areas of communication.

Interpersonal communication is when we engage in communication with another person, to
gain information about them. This type of communication is different from other forms of
communication in that there are few participants involved, occurs between people who have
know each other for some time, view each other as unique individuals and not as people who
are simply acting out social situations. The interactants are in close physical proximity
to each other, many sensory channels used, and feedback is immediate. People wish to
engage in interpersonal communication with other individuals for many different reasons.
With interpersonal communication we can better predict how the other person will think,
feel, and act if we know who they are. To gain this information we can do it passively,
actively, or interactively. Interpersonal communication helps us understand each other
better establish an identity, and to express and receive interpersonal needs. If you would
like to explore the internet more about interpersonal communication, this site will help
you get started: http://www.abacon.com/commstudies/interpersonal/indevelop.html.

The next area of communication that I have chosen is health communication. This form of
communication is often a difficult task. Information may be controversial, contradictory,
and subject to change as new research findings are released. Health communication is such
an important area. It can increase awareness of a health issue, problem or solution;
affect attitudes to create support for individual or collective action; demonstrate demand
for health services; and remind or reinforce knowledge, attitudes or behavior. Due to the
continuous new health information discovered this potential exists for misdirecting or
alienating the public because of the conflict with long-held personal beliefs. This same
information can be found at:
http://www.emerson.edu/acadepts/cs/healthcom/resources/commrole.htm.

The next site, http://www.abacon.com/berk/lifespan/summary6.htm, I found was on the
development through the lifespan. The psychoanalytic theory provided by Erikson and Mahler
was quite interesting. It consisted of an overview of the emotional and social tasks of
infancy and toddlerhood. The views Erikson and Mahler were of quite some interest. The
trust and autonomy of infancy and toddlerhood grow out of warm, supportive parenting and
reasonable expectations for impulse control during the second year. Emotions play a very
important role in the organization of relationships with caregivers, explorations of the
environment, and discovery of the self. The first year is when the infants' ability to
express basic emotions and respond to the emotions of others expands. Shame,
embarrassment, and pride begin to appear, as toddlers become more self-aware. To help you
understand this development through the lifespan is the ethological theory. This theory is
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