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ERIC Number: ED161107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Speech Communication and Communication Processes: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," June through July 1978 (Vol. 38 No. 12 through Vol. 39 No. 1).
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
This collection of abstracts is part of a continuing series providing information on recent doctoral dissertations. The 21 titles deal with a variety of topics, including the following: the relationships among psychological differentiation, situational context, and linguistics; the effect of cognitive complexity and audience attitude on persuasive strategies; ideological uses of myth; a rhetorical approach to teacher-student communication; rhetorical fantasy in the Webster-Calhoun Debate of 1833; the persuasive and informative aspects of trans-scientific literature; innovation in communication networks; school integration for improved minority achievement; the communication behavior of a federal agency; identifying patterns of communication between health professionals and their clients; the strategies of self-defense in a government security hearing; the relationship between marital adjustment and communication; an analysis of rhetorical communication; patterns of arrangements in President Kennedy's addresses; trait and state communication apprehension; kinesic cues in speech comprehension; female leadership in small groups; a case study of interpersonal communication; the rhetoric of one American scientist; interaction analysis in collective bargaining; and evocative language in selected senatorial speeches. (MAI)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Body Language, Communication Research, Communication Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Debate, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Higher Education, Interaction, Interpersonal Competence, Leadership Qualities, Marital Status, Minority Groups, Persuasive Discourse, Public Speaking, Rhetoric, Rhetorical Criticism, Speech Communication, Speech Skills
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.