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Interpersonal Communication: Interpersonal Messages

Symbolic Interactionism (Chapter 5)

Theorist biography

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/mead/

Society for the Study of Symbolic Interactionism

http://www.symbolicinteraction.org/

ARTICLE: Mead on self and social control

http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/jhamlin/4111/Readings/MeadSelf.pdf

VIDEO: Overview of symbolic interactionism

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFQIIM8IRZU

Coordinated Management of Meaning (CCM) (Chapter 6)

Theorist home page (Cronen)

http://uncw.edu/com/about/cronen.html

Theorist obituary (Pearce)

http://ncdd.org/6247

CMM Institute home page

http://www.cmminstitute.net/

Pearce Associates consulting, training, and research home page

http://www.pearceassociates.com/

ARTICLE: Extending CMM

http://www.stes-apes.med.ulg.ac.be/Documents_electroniques/MET/MET-COM/ELE%20MET-COM%20A-8192.pdf

VIDEO: Interview with Cronen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llxvA7fj5wI

VIDEO: In memory of Pearce

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVkyXqd3p3o

Expectancy Violations Theory (Chapter 7)

Theorist home page

https://mis.eller.arizona.edu/people/judee-burgoon

ARTICLE: Expectancy violations and interpersonal attractiveness

http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/seagrant/ClimateChangeWhiteboard/Resources/Mac2/uncert%20comm10.pdf

Infographic on the theory

http://basiccommtheory.blogspot.com/2013/10/expectancy-violations-theory_23.html

VIDEO: Interview with Burgoon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSpQ67P9_Pg

VIDEO: Expectations and personal space

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wG4sKsFpFRs

Interpersonal Communication: Relationship Development

Social Penetration Theory (Chapter 8)

Theorist home page (Altman)

http://altman.socialpsychology.org/

ARTICLE: Social penetration and online dating

http://www.polsci.chula.ac.th/krisana/Reading_Materials/Online_Dating/Self-Presentation%20in.pdf

VIDEO: Intro to social exchange theory

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHi1R--_CTI

VIDEO: Social exchange and The Big Bang Theory

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlhHTdDqoBc

Uncertainty Reduction Theory (Chapter 9)

Theorist home page

http://communication.ucdavis.edu/people/fzberger

ARTICLE: Uncertainty reduction online

http://goo.gl/lgnDqO

ARTICLE: Comparing uncertainty reduction and predicted outcome value theories

http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/seagrant/ClimateChangeWhiteboard/Resources/Mac2/uncert%20comm6.pdf

Infographic on the relational turbulence model

http://basiccommtheory.blogspot.com/2013/11/relational-turbulence-model.html

VIDEO: Interview with Berger

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SnuODTOt-0

VIDEO: Lecture by Berger on responses to threatening news

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cMiWz_6M2A

Social Information Processing Theory (Chapter 10)

Theorist home page

http://cmcresearch.org/walther/

VIDEO: Interview with Walther on online dating

http://webcast.oii.ox.ac.uk/?view=Webcast&ID=20111210_412

VIDEO: Social information processing theory song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjFklivHv6E

Infographic on social information processing theory

http://basiccommtheory.blogspot.com/2015/01/social-information-processing-theory.html

ARTICLE: Foundational report on hyperpersonal communication

http://goo.gl/KF57dL

Interpersonal Communication: Relationship Maintenance

Relational Dialectics (Chapter 11)

Theorist home page (Baxter)

http://clas.uiowa.edu/commstudies/people/leslie-baxter

ARTICLE: Relational dialectics and the death of a child

http://personal.tcu.edu/pwitt/character/Compassion/Toller%20on%20bereaved%20parents.pdf

VIDEO: Example of relational dialectics on Friends

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CY9wkrgtGX0

VIDEO: Song about relational dialectics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8mi-hbyMlo

Communication Privacy Management Theory (Chapter 12)

Theorist home page

http://liberalarts.iupui.edu/directory/bio/petronio

ARTICLE: Privacy online

http://www.heinz.cmu.edu/~acquisti/shb/Petronio.pdf

Infographic on the theory

http://basiccommtheory.blogspot.com/2013/11/communication-privacy-management-theory.html

VIDEO: Interview with Petronio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQo4PwJNXnY

Communication Privacy Management Center

Housed at IUPUI, this website is a storehouse of information about CPM theory and application.
https://cpmcenter.iupui.edu/index.php/home

The Interactional View (Chapter 13)

Theorist bio and obituary

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Paul-Watzlawick-pioneering-psychotherapist-2605044.php

Palo Alto Mental Research Institute website

http://www.mri.org/

ARTICLE: Double binds and schizophrenia

http://www.columbia.edu/itc/hs/nursing/m4050/baker/8571Su03/Bateson.pdf

AUDIO: Don Jackson on marriage relationships

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfPp7_mNobs

AUDIO: Discussion of the Don Jackson Archive at University of Louisiana-Monroe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZtOtA8KNrg

Interpersonal Communication: Influence

Social Judgment Theory (Chapter 14)

Theorist bio and obituary

http://www.nytimes.com/1988/10/27/obituaries/muzafer-sherif-82-psychologist-who-studied-hostility-of-groups.html

ARTICLE: Social judgment and messages about drinking

http://www.stes-apes.med.ulg.ac.be/Documents_electroniques/MET/MET-COM/ELE%20MET-COM%20A-8202.pdf

VIDEO: Explanation and example of the theory

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkn-cUe6ziA

Elaboration Likelihood Model (Chapter 15)

Theorist home page (Cacioppo)

http://psychology.uchicago.edu/people/faculty/cacioppo/

Theorist home page (Petty)

http://faculty.psy.ohio-state.edu/petty/

ARTICLE: Elaboration on entertainment in education

http://goo.gl/qGJSzI

VIDEO: Introduction to the theory

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlqUPJ_LCrs

Cognitive Dissonance Theory (Chapter 16)

Theorist bio and obituary

http://www.nytimes.com/1989/02/12/obituaries/leon-festinger-69-new-school-professor.html

ARTICLE: Selective exposure and political information

http://www.virtualmagie.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/ubb/download/Number/4172/filename/article.pdf

VIDEO: $1/$20 experiment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kmVy1QPXn0

Group and Public Communication: Group Communication

Functional Perspective on Group Decision Making (Chapter 17)

Theorist home page (Hirokawa)

http://hilo.hawaii.edu/faculty/randyhirokawa/

Theorist home page (Gouran)

http://lser.la.psu.edu/directory/g8v

ARTICLE: Meta-analysis of research on the theory

http://bulldog2.redlands.edu/fac/marc_orlitzky/images/orlitzkyhirokawa2001sgr.pdf

VIDEO: Groupthink

From Khan Academy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds3-ljxTRvo

Symbolic Convergence Theory (Chapter 18)

Theorist home page

http://www.vayne.com/bormann.us

ARTICLE: Fantasy and rhetorical vision

http://www.joshiejuice.com/articles/fantasy.pdf

VIDEO: Explanation and example of the theory

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEsZ98Q9_Dg

Group and Public Communication: Organizational Communication

Cultural Approach to Organizations (Chapter 19)

Theorist home page (Pacanowsky)

http://michaelpacanowsky.com/

Theorist bio and obituary (Geertz)

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/01/obituaries/01geertz.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

VIDEO: Interview with Clifford Geertz, part one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dQDx3axrDs

VIDEO: Interview with Clifford Geertz, part two

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6FftV-XGV0

VIDEO: Corporate story of Google

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOZhbOhEunY

Communicative Constitution of Organizations (Chapter 20)

Theorist home page

https://humancommunication.clas.asu.edu/content/robert-mcphee

ARTICLE: Communicative constitution of clandestine organizations

http://goo.gl/XfH6oo

VIDEO: What is organizational communication?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5oXygLGMuY

Critical Theory of Communication in Organizations (Chapter 21)

Theorist bio

http://www.organizationalcommunication.org/index.php/site/expert_bio/stanley_deetz/

ARTICLE: Laying a foundation for a critical approach to organizations

http://www.communicationcache.com/uploads/1/0/8/8/10887248/critical_interpretive_research_in_organizational_communication.pdf

VIDEO: Deetz summarizing his theory

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpUWW2J7hUE

VIDEO: Interview with Deetz

http://vimeo.com/975715

Group and Public Communication: Public Rhetoric

The Rhetoric (Chapter 22)

Theorist bio and encyclopedia entry

http://www.iep.utm.edu/aristotl/

Complete English-translation text of Aristotle’s Rhetoric

http://classics.mit.edu/Aristotle/rhetoric.html

VIDEO: Logos, pathos, and ethos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FB-ZsEaM8I

VIDEO: Biography of Aristotle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeJJpbDrVRM

Dramatism (Chapter 23)

Theorist bio and obituary

http://www.nytimes.com/1993/11/21/obituaries/kenneth-burke-philosopher-96-and-new-criticism-founder-dies.html

Kenneth Burke Society and Journal

http://www.kbjournal.org/

ARTICLE: Questions and answers about the pentad

http://dhawhee.blogs.com/files/questions-and-answers-about-the-pentad.pdf

AUDIO: Lecture on Burke and The Rhetoric of Hitler’s ‘Battle’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sofR0h3I_3Q

Narrative Paradigm (Chapter 24)

Theorist home page

http://annenberg.usc.edu/Faculty/Communication%20and%20Journalism/FisherW.aspx

ARTICLE: Extension of the theory and artificial intelligence

https://www.bc.edu/res/gssw-research-home/funding/proposal-development/_jcr_content/content/download_46/file.res/Opt,%20'Continuity%20and%20Change%20in%20Storytelling%20About%20Artificial%20Intelligence%20Extending%20the%20Narrative%20Paradigm'.pdf

VIDEO: Lecture on the theory

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erhrvHZjVRQ

VIDEO: Narrative paradigm rap

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kf6jE9xKuw

Mass Communication: Media and Culture

Media Ecolgy (Chapter 25)

Theorist home page

http://www.marshallmcluhan.com/

ARTICLE: Overview of media ecology

http://cscc.scu.edu/trends/v23/v23_2.pdf

VIDEO: McLuhan on the global village

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeDnPP6ntic

VIDEO: Interview with McLuhan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImaH51F4HBw&list=PLFbWQIi1AnkzOgqhTLaT-MVtACS2raOsc&feature=c4-overview-vl

VIDEO: Explanation of "the medium is the message"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko6J9v1C9zE&feature=youtu.be

Semiotics (Chapter 26)

Theorist background

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2012/04/roland-barthes-myths-we-dont-outgrow.html

ARTICLE: Semiotics and urban environments

http://www.columbia.edu/itc/architecture/ockman/pdfs/dossier_4/barthes_2.pdf

VIDEO: Barthes on the Eiffel Tower as a sign

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfhvFLrS3rA

Cultural Studies (Chapter 27)

Theorist obituary

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/feb/10/stuart-hall

ARTICLE: Analysis of four decades of British politics

http://www.mas.org.uk/uploads/100flowers/The%20neo-liberal%20revolution%20by%20Stuart%20Hall.pdf

VIDEO: Lecture by Hall

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTzMsPqssOY

Mass Communication: Media Effects

Uses and Gratifications (Chapter 28)

Theorist home page

https://sociology.sas.upenn.edu/elihu_katz

ARTICLE: Uses and gratifications of social media

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jennifer_Bonds-Raacke/publication/5431122_MySpace_and_Facebook_Applying_the_Uses_and_Gratifications_Theory_to_Exploring_Friend-Networking_Sites/links/554e7a0308ae93634ec7033d.pdf

VIDEO: Interview with Katz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6eF0qJCHFc

Cultivation Theory (Chapter 29)

George Gerbner Archive

http://www.asc.upenn.edu/gerbner/archive.aspx?sectionID=18

ARTICLE: Cultivation theory analysis of those who do not own TVs

http://cultivationanalysisrtvf173.pbworks.com/f/Cultivat1.pdf

ARTICLE: Cultivation theory and online games

http://www.dmitriwilliams.com/JOCCultivation.pdf

VIDEO: Gerbner on media as storytellers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylhqasb1chI

VIDEO: Gerbner on mean world syndrome

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msfu8YCCc8Q

Agenda-Setting Theory (Chapter 30)

Theorist home page (McCombs)

http://journalism.utexas.edu/faculty/max-mccombs

ARTICLE: Review of early agenda-setting research

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Maxwell_Mccombs/publication/228007598_The_Evolution_of_AgendaSetting_Research_TwentyFive_Years_in_the_Marketplace_of_Ideas/links/541750030cf203f155ad5549.pdf

VIDEO: McCombs on the 45th anniversary of the first agenda-setting study

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87xguw8jI0E

VIDEO: McCombs on whether the media tell us what to think about

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MER-i7tIT3w

VIDEO: Shaw on his retirement

http://reesenews.org/2011/05/26/don-shaw-to-retire/16205/

Cultural Context: Intercultural Communication

Communication Accommodation Theory (Chapter 31)

Theorist home page

http://www.comm.ucsb.edu/people/howard-giles

ARTICLE: Communication accommodation and law enforcement

http://escholarship.org/uc/item/52d406tv#page-1

VIDEO: Interview with Giles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxbYbwG8hok

VIDEO: The Harry Potter cast attempting to speak with American accents

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xle3UpK5bq8

Face-Negotiation Theory (Chapter 32)

Theorist home page

http://commfaculty.fullerton.edu/stingtoomey/

ARTICLE: Empirical test of the theory

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/John_Oetzel/publication/249683207_Face_Concerns_in_Interpersonal_ConflictA_Cross-Cultural_Empirical_Test_of_the_Face_Negotiation_Theory/links/54d08e220cf29ca81101c067.pdf

VIDEO: Explanation of individualism and collectivism

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW7aWKXB5J4

Speech Codes Theory (Chapter 33)

Theorist home page

http://www.com.washington.edu/philipsen/

ARTICLE: Foundational analysis of Teamsterville

http://www.uky.edu/~addesa01/documents/Teamsterville.pdf

Philipsen’s 2008 NCA Carroll C. Arnold lecture on communication and culture

http://dev.natcom.org/uploadedFiles/Convention_and_Events/Annual_Convention/PDF-Convention-Carroll_C_Arnold_Lecture_2008.pdf

VIDEO: Celebrating Gerry Philipsen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEQeGbrDFWk

Cultural Context: Gender and Communication

Genderlect Styles (Chapter 34)

Theorist home page

http://www9.georgetown.edu/faculty/tannend/

ARTICLE: Genderlect in the workplace

http://freepdfhosting.com/b36568d076.pdf

VIDEO: Interview with Deborah Tannen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1fw0UBGRzk&list=PL780BEB822EF9FBC4

VIDEO: “It’s Not About the Nail” (example of report and rapport talk)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4EDhdAHrOg

Standpoint Theory (Chapter 35)

Theorist home page (Harding)

http://gseis.ucla.edu/directory/sandra-harding/

Theorist home page (Wood)

http://comm.unc.edu/faculty-and-staff/faculty/julia-t-wood/

ARTICLE: Feminist standpoint theory revisited

http://home.ku.edu.tr/~mbaker/CSHS503/Hekman.pdf

VIDEO: Patricia Hill Collins on race and education

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TehsXcsMXQ

AUDIO: 2012 lecture on the theory at the American Philosophical Association

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNNm6kwKvOY

Muted Group Theory (Chapter 36)

ARTICLE: Muting, co-cultural theory, and college rape

http://blogs.longwood.edu/genderedviolence/files/2014/04/communicating_muting_date_rape-libre.pdf

VIDEO: Mark Orbe speaks at Diversity Lock-In at Western Michigan University

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHiy-YGya48

VIDEO: Bechdel test for female presence in movies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLF6sAAMb4s

Theorist home page

http://pages.uoregon.edu/cheris/

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