SPRING 2001 THEORY WORKBOOK

Table of Contents


General Contexts

Intrapersonal Communication (Persuasion)

Interpersonal Communication

Small Group Communication

Organizational Communication

Intercultural Communication

Mass Communication
 

Applied Contexts

Health Communication

Instructional Communication
 
 

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HONORS:  COMMUNICATION CAPSTONE
SPRING 2001 THEORY WORKBOOK

SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION CONTEXT
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Small Group Communication Defined

An interactional process that occurs among 
three or more people interacting in an attempt 
to achieve commonly recognized goals either face-to-face or 
through mediated forms.

Unit of Analysis

The unit of analysis for small group communication is the group interaction.

List of Representative Theories

Adaptive Structuration

Cohesion

Constellation Model (Beebe & Masterson)

Decision Emergence Theory

Decision Mapping (Stephens)

Developmental Models

Dialectical Tensions (Frey)

Dramatism

Fantasy Theme Analysis ( Symbolic Convergence Theory)

Functional Perspective

Group Assessment

Grouphate

Group Polarization

Groupthink

Narrative Paradigm

Productivity

Role Emergence

Rules Theory

Social Loafing

Systems Theory