1-5 scientific theory

1-5 scientific theory - Scientific Theory in Human...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–5. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Scientific Theory in Human Communication COMM 3210 Human Communication Theory
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Example: Uncertainty Reduction Question: Why do people tend to communicate in certain ways when they first meet as strangers? Goal: To construct a theory, based on previous research findings, that will “lead to the formation of hypotheses which directly involve communication behavior” (i.e., that will predict how people communicate under specific conditions).
Background image of page 2
Basis of URT “Central to the present theory is the assumption that when strangers meet, their primary concern is one of uncertainty reduction or increasing predictability of the behavior of both themselves and others.” The theory is presented as a series of 7 Axioms and 21 Theorems (statements logically derived from the axioms).
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Axioms of URT (Examples) AXIOM 1: Given the high level of uncertainty present at the onset of the entry phase, as the amount of verbal communication between strangers increases, the level of uncertainty for each
Background image of page 4
Image of page 5
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 03/17/2009 for the course COMM 3210 taught by Professor Craig during the Fall '08 term at Colorado.

Page1 / 12

1-5 scientific theory - Scientific Theory in Human...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 5. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online