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Annotated list of scholars and terms, from the Instructors Manual and margin notes in the text


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Chapter 13—Media Multiplexity Theory

  • Caroline Haythornthwaite
    • Syracuse University professor who takes a cybernetic approach to understanding how and why we use different communication channels.
  • Weak tie
    • A relationship involving a small investment of time and emotional energy, such as an acquaintance.
  • Strong tie
    • A relationship involving a large investment of time and emotional energy, such as a very close friend.
  • Tie strength
    • The degree of connection between people, determined by amount of time spent together, emotional intensity and intimacy, and willingness to exchange resources.
  • Bridging ties
    • Weak tie relationships that enable information and resources to pass between groups of people.
  • Media multiplexity
    • Strongly tied pairs use more media to sustain their relationships than do weakly tied pairs.
  • Art Ramirez
    • Interpersonal communication scholar at University of South Florida who explored how people reconnect with old friends via Facebook.
  • Hierarchy of media use expectations
    • Group norms that guide which media are used with all ties and which are reserved for strong ties.
  • Latent tie
    • The technical possibility of connection between two people who don’t currently have a relationship.
  • Andrew Ledbetter
    • Communication scholar at Texas Christian University who investigated mitigating influences on media use, including medium enjoyment (also co-author of A First Look).
  • Medium enjoyment
    • A preference for a specific medium, driven by the belief that it is fun and convenient.

You can access the Key Names for a particular chapter in several ways:

  • Switch to View by Theory, then select the desired theory/chapter from the drop-down list at the top of the page. Look in the list of available resources.
  • To quickly find a theory by chapter number, use the Table of Contents and link from there. It will take you directly to the theory with available options highlighted.
  • You can also use the Theory List, which will take you directly to the theory with available options highlighted.

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Instructors can get
additional resources.
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New to Theory
Resources?

Find out more
in this short
video overview
(3:01).

Theory Key Names
10th Edition
CHANGE TO
View by Theory

Annotated list of scholars and terms, from the Instructors Manual and margin notes in the text


List mode: Normal (click on theory name to show detail) | Show All details | Clear details

Chapter 13—Media Multiplexity Theory

  • Caroline Haythornthwaite
    • Syracuse University professor who takes a cybernetic approach to understanding how and why we use different communication channels.
  • Weak tie
    • A relationship involving a small investment of time and emotional energy, such as an acquaintance.
  • Strong tie
    • A relationship involving a large investment of time and emotional energy, such as a very close friend.
  • Tie strength
    • The degree of connection between people, determined by amount of time spent together, emotional intensity and intimacy, and willingness to exchange resources.
  • Bridging ties
    • Weak tie relationships that enable information and resources to pass between groups of people.
  • Media multiplexity
    • Strongly tied pairs use more media to sustain their relationships than do weakly tied pairs.
  • Art Ramirez
    • Interpersonal communication scholar at University of South Florida who explored how people reconnect with old friends via Facebook.
  • Hierarchy of media use expectations
    • Group norms that guide which media are used with all ties and which are reserved for strong ties.
  • Latent tie
    • The technical possibility of connection between two people who don’t currently have a relationship.
  • Andrew Ledbetter
    • Communication scholar at Texas Christian University who investigated mitigating influences on media use, including medium enjoyment (also co-author of A First Look).
  • Medium enjoyment
    • A preference for a specific medium, driven by the belief that it is fun and convenient.

You can access the Key Names for a particular chapter in several ways:

  • Switch to View by Theory, then select the desired theory/chapter from the drop-down list at the top of the page. Look in the list of available resources.
  • To quickly find a theory by chapter number, use the Table of Contents and link from there. It will take you directly to the theory with available options highlighted.
  • You can also use the Theory List, which will take you directly to the theory with available options highlighted.

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Resources available to all users:

  • Theory Overview—abstract of each chapter
  • Self-Help Quizzes—for student preparation
  • Chapter Outlines
  • Key Names—important names and terms in each chapter
  • Conversation Videos—interviews with theorists
  • Application Logs—student application of theories
  • Essay Questions—for student prepatation
  • Suggested Movie Clips—tie-in movie scenese to theories
  • Links—web resources related to each chapter
  • Primary Sources—for each theory with full chapter coverage
  • Further Resources—bibliographic and other suggestions
  • Changes—for each theory, since the previous edition
  • Theory Archive—PDF copies from the last edition in which a theory appeared

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  • Discussion Suggestions
  • Exercises & Activities
  • PowerPoint® presentations you can use
  • Short Answer Quizzes—suggested questions and answers
  • Compare Texts—comparison of theories covered in A First Look and ten other textbooks

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