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ERIC Number: ED084605
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Pages: 6
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Communication Research in Urban Centers.
Hunt, Martin F., Jr.
Because of the great density of people in cities, residents of urban centers have unique problems of human interaction and communication. Because of population density and the large number of information networks, communication research in urban settings should center on the ways in which residents cope with the variety of message inputs and, at the same time, try to effect their own communication impact. Two interacting communication subsystems are the demands placed on the individual by the urban community and the demands placed on the system by the individual. Suggested topics for communication behavior studies include: the effect of infringement of personal space on communication patterns within and between living units, the relationship between increasing population density and responsibility for one's personal verbal behavior, and the effects of increased needs for public transportation on the persuasiveness of messages relating to transportation use. Speech communication departments in urban centers can focus research on the interaction between message effectiveness and population density. (RN)
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Note: Paper presented at the Action Caucus of the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (58th, Chicago, Dec. 27-30, 1972)