Exam 1_Coordinated Management of Meaning

Exam 1_Coordinated Management of Meaning - C Pearce and...

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Coordinated Management of Meaning -      Pearce and Cronen     According to CMM, two people who are interacting socially, construct the meaning of their conversation. Each of the individuals is also comprised of an interpersonal system which helps explain their actions and reactions. The CMM theory is related to a number of theories: (e.g.) Speech Act, Symbolic Interaction and Systems Theory. Core Assumptions and Statements The theory of CMM says basically that persons-in-conversation construct their own social realities. Pearce and Cronen (1980) believe that CMM is useful in our everyday lives. People within a social situation first want to understand what is going on and apply rules to figure things out. They act on the basis of their understanding, employing rules to decide what kind of action is appropriate. Pearce and Cronen (1980) use the term ‘making social worlds’ in relation to CMM. People have a vision of what they think is needed, noble and good and also hate and
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