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ERIC Number: EJ888810
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1740-4622
Casting Agency: Exploring the Communicative Consequences of Prejudging on Interpersonal Relationships
Russ, Travis L.
Communication Teacher, v21 n2 p39-44 Apr 2007
The aim of this activity is to immerse students in a simulated situation where they are enticed to make snap judgments about strangers, demonstrating that they can and easily do, and then motivate them to critically reflect on the consequences that these presumptions have on effective interpersonal communication. This activity allows students to overcome psychological defenses about prejudgments by immersing them in an experiential simulation called "Casting Agency." In this activity, students assume the role of talent scouts instructed to use headshots to cast unfamiliar actors who they think would best fit roles for an upcoming film. [A list of references and suggested readings is included.] (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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