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ERIC Number: ED261445
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Oct-19
Pages: 41
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A Guided Design Unit on Communication Apprehension, Reticence and Shyness.
Tate, Eugene D.
Developed for a course in social psychology, a guided design unit was created to help students explore the phenomena known as communication apprehension, reticence, and shyness. The social psychological theories introduced in the unit are belief theory, attribution theory, and perception theory. These theories are used to explain the phenomena being studied and to examine ways to help people overcome problems in these areas. A careful distinction emphasized in the unit is the difference between a medical model that would treat these phenomena as abnormal or deviant and a communication or social psychological model that would focus on environmental factors. The final examination consists of several sections: definitions, short essay questions, and long essay questions that ask students to apply one or more social psychological theory in analyzing an event or occurrence. Thus the final section of the exam has students use what they have learned by analyzing real life situations. (Included are a list of readings, course objectives, and suggested teaching strategies.) (HOD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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