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ERIC Number: ED265611
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Pages: 33
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Deception: A Dramatistic Review of the Research towards a New Theoretical Model.
Alspach, Sandra L.
K. Burke's (1945) pentad identifies five contributing factors in any communication event: agent, purpose, act, scene, and agency. Using the pentad as an organizational schema, this paper summarizes problems in methods used by behavioral researchers to study the deceptive communication event. The paper argues that fragmenting the communication act into separate research variables reduces the ability to understand how several variables combine to produce the total effect of deception. The paper then summarizes these variables in a model intended to make their interrelationships more obvious, and concludes with a call to consider deception as a rhetorical event by applying Burke's pentadic "ratio" method to naturally occurring examples of deceptive communication. (HOD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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