COMMUNICATION THEORY

1. Using the standards for evaluating Kenneth Burke’s Dramatism, Leon Festinger’s Cognitive Dissonance Theory and Watzlawick’s interactional view. What makes these theories stand out above others. ( this question should be written in 1 page)

2. How do speech code theory (Philipsen), Narrative Paradigm (Walter Fisher) and social penetration theory helps in PR career. How will they be useful to you in this way? What makes these theories stand out above the rest?

3. How will speech code theory (Philipsen), Mead’s Symbolic Interactionism and Pearce and Cronen’s coordinated Management of meaning will be useful in your personal relationships? How will they be useful to you in this way? What makes these theories stand out above other?

4. Throughout the term I have been making the point that many of our communication theories have built upon some of the seminal thinking of George Herbert Mead’s symbolic interactionism. Which three theories do you feel most closely resonate with meads’ symbolic interactionism? What makes you say this?
(Geertz and Pacanowsky’s cultural approach to organizations/ McLuhan’s Technological Determinism/ Baxter and Montgomery’s relational dialectics).

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