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DEEPEN YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE THEORIES IN THE 10TH EDITION

 

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Theory Key Names
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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 24—Narrative Paradigm

  • Walter Fisher
    • A professor emeritus at the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California who developed the narrative paradigm of communication.
  • Phatic communication
    • Communication aimed at maintaining relationship rather than passing information or saying something new.
  • Narration
    • Symbolic actions—words and/or deeds—that have sequence and meaning for those who live, create, and interpret them.
  • Paradigm
    • A conceptual framework or worldview; a universal model that calls for people to view events through a common interpretive lens.
  • Rational-world paradigm
    • A scientific or philosophical approach to knowledge that assumes people are logical, making decisions on the basis of evidence and lines of argument.
  • Narrative paradigm
    • A theoretical framework that views narrative as the basis of all human communication.
  • Narrative rationality
    • A way of evaluating the worth of stories based on the twin standards of narrative coherence and narrative fidelity.
  • Narrative coherence
    • Internal consistency with characters acting in a reliable fashion; the story hangs together.
  • Narrative fidelity
    • Congruency between values embedded in a message and what listeners regard as truthful and humane; the story strikes a responsive chord.
  • Ideal audience
    • An actual community existing over time that believes in the values of truth, the good, beauty, health, wisdom, courage, temperance, justice, harmony, order, communion, friendship, and oneness with the cosmos.
 

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 24—Narrative Paradigm

  • Walter Fisher
    • A professor emeritus at the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California who developed the narrative paradigm of communication.
  • Phatic communication
    • Communication aimed at maintaining relationship rather than passing information or saying something new.
  • Narration
    • Symbolic actions—words and/or deeds—that have sequence and meaning for those who live, create, and interpret them.
  • Paradigm
    • A conceptual framework or worldview; a universal model that calls for people to view events through a common interpretive lens.
  • Rational-world paradigm
    • A scientific or philosophical approach to knowledge that assumes people are logical, making decisions on the basis of evidence and lines of argument.
  • Narrative paradigm
    • A theoretical framework that views narrative as the basis of all human communication.
  • Narrative rationality
    • A way of evaluating the worth of stories based on the twin standards of narrative coherence and narrative fidelity.
  • Narrative coherence
    • Internal consistency with characters acting in a reliable fashion; the story hangs together.
  • Narrative fidelity
    • Congruency between values embedded in a message and what listeners regard as truthful and humane; the story strikes a responsive chord.
  • Ideal audience
    • An actual community existing over time that believes in the values of truth, the good, beauty, health, wisdom, courage, temperance, justice, harmony, order, communion, friendship, and oneness with the cosmos.
 

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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