ERIC Number: EJ1003433
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Gratitude to an Unknown Mentor: Bostrom's Influence on Janusik
Janusik, Laura A.
International Journal of Listening, v27 n2 p107-113 2013
Many people influence us throughout our lives, and sometimes we are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to reflect upon the influence. Often, this is more challenging than it sounds, as some people become a part of our DNA, inextricably linked to who we are, what we believe, and how we work. Such is the case of the influence of Robert (Bob) N. Bostrom on my work. Though I met Bostrom only once, his work became a part of what I believe about listening and how I choose to approach listening and listening research. Through the process of examining both my work and Bostrom's work, I was able to identify the two main influences he had on me. They are pursuing listening from a cognitive-based perspective and not struggling to define the construct of listening.
Descriptors: Listening, Intellectual Disciplines, Scholarship, Communication Research, Attention, Short Term Memory, Cognitive Psychology, Attitudes, Measures (Individuals), Definitions, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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