Symbols In Human Communication

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Communication is an important keys tool to aid the development and maintenance of long-term relations with people. Communication can be thoughts, ideas, and emotions. Sometimes we use media to communicate a message. Media are the channels that we use to communicate. For example television, internet, radio, mobile phones, Facebook, snapchat, or twitter (Rapoport, 1982). Giving someone a bouquet of flowers is communicating a certain message. Blushing because you’ve just received flowers and a compliment is another form of communication. As social animals we communicate day in day out with spoken words, non-verbal gestures, signs, and symbols. Nonverbal communication is all the behaviors and elements of people, others than words that convey meaning.…show more content…
Symbols is an object that represent an idea. Symbols can take the forms of words and visual images (Sandstrom, 2010). Symbols any kind of physical, social, or abstract object to which people assign a name, meaning, or value (Sandstrom, 2010). For example a red stop mean stop or on a map picture of a tent might represent a campsite. Almost everyone has worked in teams at some point in their lives. Within those teams, communication is crucial between all members, regardless of what role each person plays. Interactionists focus on how symbols are used during interaction. Symbolic interaction is certain gestures that people use when they greeting each other. Symbols are means of complex communication often have multiple levels of meaning (Solomon, 2010). Symbols can carry different meaning depending upon one’s cultural background. But what about the game of basketball? From language barriers to cultural differences to living alone in a new country to trying to fit into a new environment, their learning curve goes far beyond…show more content…
The goal is to find found out how basketball players communicate to other players on the court if they do not speak the same language. I will focus my study on certain United States players who go overseas or I could look foreign NBA players who are drafted. My goal is to observe one team because in a cross-sectional studies are one type of observational study that involves data collection from a population, or a representative subset, at one specific point in time. They differ from case-control studies in that they aim to provide data on the entire population under study, whereas case-control studies typically include only individuals with a specific characteristic, with a sample, often a tiny minority of the rest of population. I want to see if signals more often use to tell foreign players what to do or if they have a hard time understanding. I want to see the interaction between the coaches and does change during games compare to the practices. Does the coaches treat the foreign players different from the players who are born here? Do the foreign players receive any extra special treatment? I am expecting to find out basketball is a universal language. I also expect to find translators there to help coaches with the instructions. I expect coaches and players to be more visual with the foreign
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