Theorists (comms)

HideShow resource information
What is the name of the barrier that means words in text cannot be understood?
1 of 36
What is a psychological barrier?
Message doesn't reach all of audience.
2 of 36
Which theorists identified confirmation, rejection and disconformation?
Watzlawick, Helmick Beavin and Jackson.
3 of 36
What is rejection?
Others don't treat us in a manner consistent with self view.
4 of 36
What is disconfirmation?
Fails to respond to our view of self.
5 of 36
Who created the Looking Glass Theory?
6 of 36
Which theorists identified Mean World Syndrome?
Gebner and Gross
7 of 36
What did Blumler and Katz believe?
That we seek out media that fits with what we desire. This can be based on factors such as personal relationships and surveillance.
8 of 36
What is surveillance?
Using media to discover new information, such as weather forecasts.
9 of 36
What did Matthew Arnold say about high culture?
"It is the best that has been thought and known".
10 of 36
What was Raymond William's belief about culture?
"Culture is ordinary".
11 of 36
What did the Leavis's believe?
"Popular culture has a narcotic effect".
12 of 36
Which theorist said we control our self presentation and it is a dramaturgical performance?
13 of 36
What did Dimbleby and Burton say about self esteem?
It is affected by reactions, comparisons and identification with and of others.
14 of 36
Who identified three types of social groups and what are they?
Hartley and friendship, family and work.
15 of 36
What is enculturation?
Adopting a culture around you.
16 of 36
What is preferred reading?
When the audience respond to a text in a way the producers would like them to.
17 of 36
What did Dimbleby say people join groups for?
1- To achieve a shared goal/oppose common threat 2-To have a sense of belonging.
18 of 36
How does Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs relate to groups?
He said companionship was a basic human necessity.
19 of 36
What is an ideology?
Society's common belief about something.
20 of 36
What is haptics?
Physical contact eg.shaking hands.
21 of 36
What is kinesics another word for?
Body movement.
22 of 36
Who identified signifier and signified?
De Saussure.
23 of 36
What is signifier?
A physical thing, exists in the outside world.
24 of 36
What is signified?
Perception, the meaning in the mind of the receiever of the signifier.
25 of 36
What is motivated the same as?
26 of 36
What is arbitrary?
Meaning that society has agreed. Not looking likem what is represents.
27 of 36
State 5 key words for verbal communication.
Code switching, pitch, accent, idiolect, dialect, paralanguage, tone.
28 of 36
What is anchorage?
Captioning of an image, reinforcing what it is.
29 of 36
What is code switching?
Chaning language/dialcet depending on who we are talking to.
30 of 36
What is paralanguage? Give examples.
Non verbal elements of speech eg. pauses, volume, sighing, tone
31 of 36
Which theorist divided signs into icon, index and symbol?
32 of 36
What is syntax?
Sentence structure.
33 of 36
What is restricted code?
Basic use of syntax, limited vocab.
34 of 36
Which culture may use elaborated code?
High culture.
35 of 36
Who said our primary group is the group we spend msot time with?
36 of 36

Other cards in this set

Card 2


What is a psychological barrier?


Message doesn't reach all of audience.

Card 3


Which theorists identified confirmation, rejection and disconformation?


Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4


What is rejection?


Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5


What is disconfirmation?


Preview of the front of card 5
View more cards


No comments have yet been made

Similar Communication and Culture resources:

See all Communication and Culture resources »See all Theorists resources »