Midterm, Fall 2012
Choose two of the following:
- Symbolic Interactionism
- Interactional View
- Coordinated Management of Meaning
- Social Penetration Theory
- Social Interaction Processing Theory
- Expectancy Violation Theory
- Uncertainty Reduction Theory
Choose the appropriate set of criteria by which to evaluate each theory. Then: 1) evaluate each theory according to the criteria; and 2) compare the two theories in terms of their utility and ability to be applied/inform communication. Which one is more helpful to us in understanding and/or improving interpersonal communication?
You may use the discussions, the textbook and supplemental readings. No other outside research is required or desired.
5 - 7 pages (7 max!), double-spaced, 12 point font, 1 inch margins, APA format (cover page, reference page, running head).
COM 512 Theories of Interpersonal Communication
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