ERIC Number: EJ632243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Theory Comparison: Uncertainty Reduction, Problematic Integration, Uncertainty Management, and Other Curious Constructs.
Bradac, James J.
Journal of Communication, v51 n3 p456-76 Sep 2001
Compares three theories examining the role of communication in producing and coping with subjective uncertainty. Notes that uncertainty reduction theory offers axioms and derived theorems that describe communicative and noncommunicative causes and consequences of uncertainty. Compares meanings of "uncertainty" in the three theories as well as the roles played by natural language in the communication-uncertainty interface. (SG)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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