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ERIC Number: ED114876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Pages: 24
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Alternative Theoretical Bases for the Study of Human Communication: The Rules Perspective.
Cushman, Donald P.
Three potentially useful perspectives for the scientific development of human communication theory are the law model, the systems approach, and the rules paradigm. It is the purpose of this paper to indicate the utility of the rules perspective. For the purposes of this analysis, human communication is viewed as the successful transfer of symbolic information from one person to another. Divided into three parts, this paper examines the focus of laws, systems, and rules perspectives to determine similarities and differences; reviews the previous development of the rules perspective and its application to the area of interpersonal communication; and outlines a rules theory of interpersonal communication consistent with the previous discussion. The investigation revealed that self-concept is an organized set of rules which direct human action through a cybernetic feedback system, and the rules paradigm of interpersonal communication is predicted upon the feedback approach. (RB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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