Agent in Communication Theory

Agent in Communication Theory - The Self Position: A social...

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The Self Position : A social label that tells people who we are, what our duties and rights are, and where we stand in comparison to others. 1. Occupational Positions- your label based on the job that you do 2. Family Positions- your label based on your placement in the family 3. Social Positions- your label based on age, sex, prestige, social groups Role : A set of expected behaviors that is associated with a particular position. Roles offer behavioral guidelines – how we are expected to behave toward others. 1. Roles are Learned- we learn by observing other people. We also learn through instruction. We learn through practice 2. Roles are General- we have really generalized guidelines for behavior 3. Roles affect Identity and sense of Self- we learn to indentify ourselves by the roles we play –Role Rigidity- enact a role over a long period of time and find it difficult to communicate with other people based on your role 4. We play Multiple Roles A. Role Repertoire- actual number of roles or positions that you are able to
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2011 for the course CMST 1061 taught by Professor Hebert during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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