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ERIC Number: ED052198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 172
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Listening Behavior.
Barker, Larry L.
This book is designed to improve one's listening skills. Listening is behavior governed by the same principles that govern all behavior. The total constellation of factors influencing such complex behaviors that often arise in the speaking-listening situation involve several levels and types of learning. Any attempt to understand auditors must be guided by this recognition. The mere presence of a message receiver does not guarantee that communication will occur; he must be an active listener. Several observations may be made concerning the relationship between listening and learning: (1) listening is a conditioned (learned) behavior; (2) listening may be modified by instruction; and (3) attention-motivation provides the initial stimulus for listening. Variables related to listening effectiveness include sex, age, and personality. Listening behavior may be improved through vocabulary building, flexibility in views, and compensation for emotion-rousing words. Rumor and propaganda are two types of biased communication, and may be good or bad, depending on how they are used. Feedback is important to the total communication process. There are three levels of feedback: self-feedback, listener-to-listener feedback, and listener-to-speaker feedback. A bibliography is appended. (CK)
Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632 ($2.95)
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