ERIC Number: ED220880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Cognitive Modification in the Small College.
Greenstreet, Robert; Hoover, Debra L.
Aided by her advisor, a communication apprehensive college senior majoring in speech communication at a small rural college developed a project designed to help herself and other apprehensives through cognitive modification. Six students enrolled in a speech communication course who were classified as communication apprehensive by the Personal Report of Communication Apprehension (PRCA) participated in the project to its conclusion. In the first session of the project, they generated negative self statements. In the next three sessions they analyzed and evaluated these statements and developed their abilities to cognitively evaluate and classify their self statements. Next they began developing coping statements to substitute for their previous negative self statements. After the final session, each student retook the PRCA and evaluated his or her experiences with the project. The results of the PRCA indicated substantial improvement over all. Students also perceived the project favorably. Although the student who initiated the project did not improve on the PRCA, her presentations after the project did not reflect apprehensive behavior. Although this was not a formal study, its results demonstrate the usefulness of such an inexpensive program for the small rural college. (JL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Cognitive Modification
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (68th, Louisville, KY, November 4-7, 1982).