Academic Papers on Theories & Theorists

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9 pages comparing the theoretical works of Kenneth Burke to those of Walt Fisher. Among other things, Burke developed the theory of 'dramatism' which suggests that language itself makes people capable of moral and ethical action. Each theorist assessed the role of culture in communications. Bibliography lists 15+ sources.

Communications Theory

  • 5 page paper

In 5 pages the author analyzes a mock communication episode while discussing persuasive communication theory. No additional sources cited.

A 5 page paper showing how communication, both verbal and non-verbal, can regulate behavior. The example used is that of a student dance demonstration, in which the young dancers are all either positively or negatively influenced by their mothers prior to their performance; the paper suggests that this influences the way they perform. No additional ...

A 5 page paper which examines Kenneth Burke's book, Terministic Screens, to determine how the film The Hunt For Red October supports the Burkean position. Bibliography lists 1 source.

A 5 page discussion of the usefulness of intervention methods in preventing organizational communication from being obstructed. The survey feedback method, the use of change agents, and more are discussed. Several relevant managerial techniques for ensuring a positive communications environment are examined in great detail. No Bibliography.

A 4 page essay discussing how cognitive communication theory can be observed in everyday life of an individual. Cognitive communication, also referred to as constructivist theory, has recently been emphasized in mass media, especially in films but these same precepts are also true in everyday life. Communication requires cognitive processing just as it requires the ...

Approximately 3 pages of information on this communications theory which basically examines the social roles that constrain audience needs, opportunities, and choices. Part of this file is a "working" (annotated) bibliography.

Smoking And The Society

  • 10 page paper

This 10 page paper provides statistical data regarding the health issues related to smoking. A historical perspective of legislation and public opinion is provided and the emotional and economic costs that have been linked to the effects of smoking are discussed. The essay concludes with possible actions that will be taken in the near future ...

7 pages in length. There exist myriad methods to help people stop the undesirable habit of smoking; however, time has demonstrated that none have proven more effective than complete and total cessation, otherwise known as 'cold turkey.' As a means by which to prove this hypothesis, the writer discusses results from a hypothetical ...

The importance of effective communication in combating delinquency is discussed in this 25 page paper. The problem of delinquency is explained along with the reasons for its existence. Various cultures around the world are looked at for insight on how to solve this pervasive problem in American society. The continuum concept is included as well. ...

This 8 page political science paper provides an overview for the development of political communication theory. Several communications theories are discussed inclusive of their development within the context of the political realm. Contemporary examples of American politics are provided as well as other illustrations to demonstrate the application of the concepts. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

A 3 page paper analyzing George Orwell's 'Politics and the English Language.' Using examples from contemporary politics, the paper wryly argues that both tact and diplomacy would be impossible if speakers were forced to tell the unvarnished truth. No additional sources cited.

A 20 page paper discussing the issues surrounding cross cultural communication in the workplace. This is an issue which is increasingly important in the business world as technology has brought down many cultural barriers. An introduction is included, which addresses various concerns as well as provides a definition of terms. This section is followed by ...

A 15 page overview of the importance of effective communication in health care emphasizing that misunderstandings can not only be costly but also potentially deadly. Stresses that in many cases information must be tailored to meet a patient's cultural or educational background. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

A 5 page paper discussing minimizing the potential destructiveness of conflict through awareness of conflict styles as delineated in Hall's Conflict Management Survey. Conflict truly can be found in any situation involving more than one person and one set of ideas. An awareness of Hall's conflict styles can aid in resolving that conflict more quickly, ...

A 8 page research paper discussing two issues of communication: opening communication channels on the work site and improving one's own communication processes. The writer contends that open communication channels enhance job performance and offers three specific suggestions for how to accomplish this. The second part of the paper deals with how supervisors can improve ...

This 7 page paper provides an overview of the major components of the first chapter of Communication in History by David Crowley and Peter Heyer, and relates an understanding of communications forms and technologies that can be viewed through an understanding of early cave art and symbols. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 5 page paper discussing whether language is necessary in conjunction with metaphysics. Metaphysics is rooted in cause and effect; myriad books and articles have been written to discuss the role of language. If it has no part in cause and effect, then it also can have no part in metaphysics.. This ...

A 10 page research paper that examines the complexities of intercultural communication. The writer looks at the necessity for intercultural communication, the processes involved, and the future of this field. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This ten page paper presents an overview of the realist theory and how it relates to The Persian Gulf War of 1991. Bibliography lists eight sources.

In 9 pages, the author develops a housing organization report showing an understanding of motivation and leadership theories. No sources are cited.

5 pages in length. The focus is on the symbolic interaction theory as developed by George Herbert Mead as well as the Narrative Theory developed by Walter Fischer. Gives the applications of concepts as well as selected aspects of these theories. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 6 page paper considers the perspectives of Harold Innis, one of the best noted theorists regarding modern communications, and assesses his view that 'the media of communications has an important influence on the dissemination of knowledge over space and time. This paper considers the views of Innis as they can be applied to ...

In this new century, and through part of the last one. we have been told that nothing occurs without a reason. Such is the concept with the label 'radical social consciousness,' whether this is an accurate assumption will be examined through the work of three very different authors Anne Frank, Dee Brown and ...

Traps in History

  • 3 page paper

(3 pp) Author, James Baldwin claims that, 'James Joyce is right about history being a nightmare—but it may be the history from which no one can awaken. People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.' Malcolm X and Elie Wiesel are used as examples as well as the writer's personal ...

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