ERIC Number: ED144125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Contemporary Theories of Oral Communication: A Collection of Abstracts, Critical Literature Reviews, and Experiments in the Study of Communication.
Smith, Robert M., Ed.
This booklet is a collection of abstracts, literature reviews, and reports on experiments in the communication field. Ninety abstracts from speech communication literature (1970-1977) are presented under the following categories: communication theory, research methodology, interpersonal communication, rhetorical theory and criticism, persuasion, organizational communication, pedagogy, and miscellany. Four reviews of research papers (1970-1977) concern small-group decision making, focus and evaluation in the interpersonal communication course, research in self-concept and its measurement, and symbolic interactionism. The four reports on experiments in education discuss self-disclosure and trust, attitude change as a condition of emotional appeals, conformity within small groups, and communication patterns in small groups. (RL)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wichita State Univ., KS.
Note: Prepared by students in a course at Wichita State University, Kansas