frame theory

frame theory - the world clearly This concept is referred...

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Maryam Oda Many philosophers have compared different metaphors to the way individuals “look at communication”. I believe that the metaphor that best describes looking at communication is “The window frame.” With a window frame, is what humans “look at”, it in order to see the real world. When you look at a window you are able to see objects, and the different interactions those objects have with the world. Individuals like to feel as though they are in full control of their surroundings, often times, they will try to shut out certain aspects of the real world. This concept is referred to as the “closed window concept.” With the closed window concept, individuals are able to escape elements of the real world that are unpleasant to them. An example of this concept is excessive outside noise; if you no longer want to hear it, you can simply shut the window. Often times with windows, they become blurry and impair an individual’s ability to see
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Unformatted text preview: the world clearly. This concept is referred to as the “blurred view concept”. The concept is similar to communication because if one is constantly looking at communication to view the world, any slight nuance between communication and the real world as one perceives it, can lead to confusion and communication barriers. Similar to looking at communication, the frame theory has its flaws, with the first being the frame itself. If someone is constantly looking at a window frame to see the world, there will always be a portion of the world you are sheltered from because you are unable to view the world beyond the frame. In the case of the closed window concept, it becomes an issue in that closing the window only allows for temporary avoidance of a problem, however the problem still exists. This is similar to avoiding conflict in communication....
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course CMCL-C 392 taught by Professor Segal during the Fall '10 term at Indiana.

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