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ERIC Number: ED440412
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Using the Feature Film "American History X" To Teach Principles of Self-Concept in the Introduction to Interpersonal Communication Course.
Siddens, Paul J., III
This paper explores possibilities of using the feature film, "American History X," to illustrate and assist in teaching principles of self-concept in an introduction to interpersonal communication course. The paper: (1) summarizes the plot of the film; (2) outlines and defines principles of self-concept that can be discussed in conjunction with the film, including self-esteem/self-worth, roles, role repertoire, role rigidity, and role conflict; and (3) demonstrates how the principles of self-concept can be illustrated and taught using the film. The paper concludes that there are many different principles of interpersonal communication that can be observed in this film, and it is also a rich resource for demonstrating many currently prevalent social and cultural concepts which students need to become good world citizens. (Contains 24 references.) (EF)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A