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ERIC Number: ED177631
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 9
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Teaching Interpersonal Communication through Literature.
Jensen, Marvin D.
Theories of communication can be applied to case studies in human behavior drawn from short stories, novels, plays, and screenplays, in addition to standard psychological texts and personal experiences of class members. One example is A.H. Maslow's concept of self-actualization exemplified by the character of Phineas in John Knowles'"A Separate Peace"; other examples are the characters in Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," who illustrate the concepts of structural analysis, transactional analysis, and interaction ritual. Other insights into human interaction can be illustrated through high quality literature, using the students' ability to relate the narratives to their own life experiences as the primary criterion for literature selection, rather than the students' comprehension level. (AEA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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