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'Wait — Something’S Missing!': The Status Of Ethics In Basic Public Speaking Texts, Jon A. Hess Jun 1992

'Wait — Something’S Missing!': The Status Of Ethics In Basic Public Speaking Texts, Jon A. Hess

Communication Faculty Publications

The basic course is important to the welfare of the speech communication discipline. According to Seiler and McGukin (1989), the basic course is the mainstay of the discipline. Gibson, Hanna, and Leichty (1990) surveyed 423 institutions of higher education nationwide and found that at 92% of the schools’ enrollment in the basic course was increasing or holding steady (this is up from the figure of 88% reported in 1985). In a survey of college graduates, Pearson, Nelson, and Sorenson (1981) found that 93% believed that the basic speech course should be required for all students. Because of its popularity and ...


Assertiveness As A Measure Of Satisfaction In The Physician-Patient Communication Process, Joan Delores Johnson May 1992

Assertiveness As A Measure Of Satisfaction In The Physician-Patient Communication Process, Joan Delores Johnson

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

In recent years medical societies have begun to recognize the effects and benefits of good communication between physician and patient. Like any other relationship, the exchange of information with fluent understanding creates a stronger bond of trust. Most applied research conducted in the area of physician-patient communication concentrates on physician behaviors which the patient views as problematic. This thesis focuses on patient assertiveness and its relationship to physician-patient satisfaction in the consultation process. Specifically, the study focuses on the relationship between patient assertiveness and physician-patient satisfaction.

For the study the researcher developed a patient questionnaire and pre- and post-physician questionnaires ...


A Comparison And Contrast Of Friendships And Work-Place Relationships, Elissa Braico Apr 1992

A Comparison And Contrast Of Friendships And Work-Place Relationships, Elissa Braico

Communication Studies Undergraduate Theses

Interpersonal relationships are the backbone of human existence. They help us heal past wounds, replace important people, motivate, affirm and validate our identity (Rubin, 1985). Research has indicated that without the touch of other human beings, people young and old will simply give up living. Without interaction with other human beings, man’s needs for inclusion, control and affection would not be fulfilled and man would cease to exist. The study of relationships is a subset of Interpersonal Communication, defined by DeVito (1986) as ’’communication between individuals..." (p. 163).

The study of relationships is a subset of Interpersonal Communication, defined ...


Gender Communication: An Impact In American Management, Debra Dacar Apr 1992

Gender Communication: An Impact In American Management, Debra Dacar

Communication Studies Undergraduate Theses

Among recent studies in communication research, several experts have analyzed contrasting communication between men and women. Most research presents consistent and valuable information about the dichotomous communication between the two sexes. The clash of the two styles often leads to frustration in the business office, from the female manager who feels she isn't heard by subordinates, to the male executive who's confused when his orders spark resentment and anger. As a greater number of women enter into the business world, the gap between the genders becomes a significant battle that needs to be won. This paper will present ...


The Use Of Role Models In Teaching Public Speaking, Lauren A. Vicker Jan 1992

The Use Of Role Models In Teaching Public Speaking, Lauren A. Vicker

Basic Communication Course Annual

This study investigated the use of role models as an instructional strategy in public speaking classes. The subjects in this study were 24 college students in two communication classes. One group viewed a videotape of seven informative speeches given by upper-division speech students and representing a range of ability. The other group did not view the video. Both groups were videotaped presenting their own speeches, and these speeches were rated by a group of senior speech majors at another college. Means of the ratings for each speaker were analyzed using a two-sample t-test. Results did not support the hypothesis that ...


Author Identification Jan 1992

Author Identification

Basic Communication Course Annual

Biographical information about the authors who contributed to this issue


Editorial Board Jan 1992

Editorial Board

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Academic Success In The Basic Course: The Influence Of Apprehension And Demographics, Charles A. Lubbers, Diane Atkinson Gorcyca Jan 1992

Academic Success In The Basic Course: The Influence Of Apprehension And Demographics, Charles A. Lubbers, Diane Atkinson Gorcyca

Basic Communication Course Annual

This investigation sought to empirically test the existence of a causal relationship between communication apprehension and academic success in the basic communication course. Will prior experience in communication courses and prior experience in extracurricular communication activities such as debate, forensics and theater, affect the level of communication apprehension as reported by students enrolled in a basic communication course? Additionally, this research sought to determine the impact of several demographic variables on both communication apprehension and final grade in the basic communication course.


Basic Public Speaking Principles: An Examination Of Twelve Popular Texts, Jon A. Hess, Judy C. Pearson Jan 1992

Basic Public Speaking Principles: An Examination Of Twelve Popular Texts, Jon A. Hess, Judy C. Pearson

Basic Communication Course Annual

The importance of the basic course is reflected in the number of published articles focused on it. Aside from having an annually published journal (The Basic Communication Course Annual) devoted to it, articles concerning the basic course are sprinkled throughout many of the discipline's journals. However, Schneider (1991) pointed out that few studies have focused on the textbooks used. Since the textbook is generally the foundation upon which the course is built, it is an important object of study.

Although the term basic course may be used to identify a variety of courses (such as public speaking, interpersonal communication ...


Critical Thinking Is/As Communication, Warren Sandmann Jan 1992

Critical Thinking Is/As Communication, Warren Sandmann

Basic Communication Course Annual

This essay argues for the place of critical thinking in the basic communication course. Included in the argument is a discussion and critique of traditional modes of critical thinking, an analysis of an alternative approach to critical thinking, the grounding of this alternative approach in a classical communication model, a discussion of why the basic course in communication is the most appropriate home for the teaching of critical thinking, and a sample approach to teaching critical thinking in the basic course.


Title Page Jan 1992

Title Page

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Editor's Page, Lawrence W. Hugenberg Jan 1992

Editor's Page, Lawrence W. Hugenberg

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Contents Jan 1992

Contents

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Evaluation Of A Basic Communication Course, Wendy S. Zabava Ford, Andrew D. Wolvin Jan 1992

Evaluation Of A Basic Communication Course, Wendy S. Zabava Ford, Andrew D. Wolvin

Basic Communication Course Annual

This study addressed the effects of a basic communication course on students' perceptions of their communication skills. Students enrolled in a basic course were asked via a pre- and post- course questionnaire to assess changes in their perceptions of their communication skills. An analysis of the questionnaire results revealed that the basic course did have a positive effect on students' perceptions of their communication skills, particularly in presentation and interviewing skills, and on their comfort in communicating. The results also illustrate that the effects on communication skills were stronger in those areas (especially public speaking) where students perceived the greatest ...


Video-Modeling And Pre-Performance Apprehension: Is Ignorance Bliss?, Craig Newburger, Michael Hemphill Jan 1992

Video-Modeling And Pre-Performance Apprehension: Is Ignorance Bliss?, Craig Newburger, Michael Hemphill

Basic Communication Course Annual

This research examined the impact of video-modeling on basic communication course students' public speaking apprehension. Students were confronted with successful and unsuccessful video model presentations of their first public speaking assignment. The viewing of the video models preceded in-class live performances. Results indicate that students who were confronted with both of the video models experienced increased public speaking apprehension, while students who viewed neither video model did not.


Directing The Basic Communication Course: Eighteen Years Later, Richard L. Weaver Ii, Howard W. Cotrell Jan 1992

Directing The Basic Communication Course: Eighteen Years Later, Richard L. Weaver Ii, Howard W. Cotrell

Basic Communication Course Annual

We focused on three problems that evolve over time for veteran basic course directors. After briefly commenting on the state of basic course literature, we discuss dealing with tradition, motivating students for the long term, and maintaining our own motivation for the course — three areas quite distinct from those addressed in an earlier article. The ideas and issues discussed here have arisen as a result of eighteen years of directing a basic communication course.


To Say Or Not; To Do Or Not — Those Are The Questions: Sexual Harassment And The Basic Course Instructor, Mary M. Gill, William J. Wardrope Jan 1992

To Say Or Not; To Do Or Not — Those Are The Questions: Sexual Harassment And The Basic Course Instructor, Mary M. Gill, William J. Wardrope

Basic Communication Course Annual

Although men and women may be the victims of sexual harassment, the majority of women will experience harassment in the classroom and/or on the job. Harassment in the classroom occurs often out of ignorance of knowing what constitutes harassing behaviors. Those feeling harassed often are not the only victims in these situations. Many "victims" of harassment are the inexperienced instructor or graduate assistant who realize too late that their well-intended actions have been received differently. The specific parameters of what constitutes harassing behaviors and its prevalence are examined. A training module is offered which presents guidelines for the basic ...


Basic Communication Course Annual Vol. 4 Jan 1992

Basic Communication Course Annual Vol. 4

Basic Communication Course Annual

Full issue (180 pages; 7.5 MB)


Teaching Public Speaking As Composition, Michael Leff Jan 1992

Teaching Public Speaking As Composition, Michael Leff

Basic Communication Course Annual

The public speaking course has changed little during the past two decades, despite the rapid and profound changes that have occurred in rhetorical scholarship. By contrast, the basic composition course in English Departments has undergone transformations that more closely reflect the development of the scholarship. One reason for this difference may rest in our failure to regard the public speaking course as a serious part of our mission as teachers and scholars. By concentrating on the rhetoric of composition. we might not only generate innovative and theoretically interesting approaches to pedagogy, but we might improve our rhetorical scholarship by connecting ...


Be Relevant, Careful, And Appropriate: Scary Advice On The Use Of Humor To The Novice Public Speaker, Judythe A. Isserlis Jan 1992

Be Relevant, Careful, And Appropriate: Scary Advice On The Use Of Humor To The Novice Public Speaker, Judythe A. Isserlis

Basic Communication Course Annual

Most contemporary public speaking texts contain some reference to the effective use of humor by public speakers. This advice tends to reflect common assumptions on the role of humor in public speaking and the ability of the novice speaker to incorporate humor in a speech. A review of 27 contemporary texts explores the trend in humor instruction and offers 11 categories which summarize the treatment of humor: (1) theories of humor, (2) rationale for the use of humor, (3) guidelines for the use of humor, (4) sources of humor, (5) humor as a factor of attention, (6) specific humorous techniques ...


Call For Papers Jan 1992

Call For Papers

Basic Communication Course Annual

Call for papers for next issue of Basic Communication Course Annual.


The Introduction Of A Speech: Do Good Introductions Predict A Good Speech?, Valerie A. Whitecap Jan 1992

The Introduction Of A Speech: Do Good Introductions Predict A Good Speech?, Valerie A. Whitecap

Basic Communication Course Annual

Can the introduction predict the success or failure of the speech? Does anything predict a successful speech? First, textbooks were examined to see what is being taught about introductions. Then the results of the first speeches given by freshmen and sophomores in a hybrid communication course were studied to see if successful introductions predicted successful speeches. Finally, some other predictors to speech success are discussed, including public speaking experience and the verbality of the student's chosen major.

This comparison of the introduction of the speech and the subsequent grade on the speech was done as a preliminary "think piece ...


Gender Differences In Conversational Style : An Experiment In Interpersonal Communication, Constance M. Cooper Jan 1992

Gender Differences In Conversational Style : An Experiment In Interpersonal Communication, Constance M. Cooper

Dissertations and Theses

Communication problems and conflict may occur between partners in intimate dyads when systematic gender differences in language contribute to misinterpretations.

This research investigated effects of gender on interpretations of hypothetical conversations between dyads, and also on judgments of likelihood of conflict.


0549: Byron T. Morris Papers, 1775-1989, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1992

0549: Byron T. Morris Papers, 1775-1989, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

Wayne County, West Virginia, resident, newspaper columnist. Collection consists of correspondence, family histories, some primary sources, and a collection of newspapers, 1775-1880's. Also part of the gift were books, genealogy materials, and bound volumes of the Wayne County News. Also contains numerous clippings written by Evelyn Scyphers Jackson about Boyd County Kentucky families.


The Concept Of "Communication Skills" In The Discipline Of Speech Communication, Lynn Bales Jan 1992

The Concept Of "Communication Skills" In The Discipline Of Speech Communication, Lynn Bales

Dissertations and Theses

This investigation explored the dialectic of communication competence from an historical prospective and successfully identified seven common threads in competence theory. Communication skills and skills classifications were linked to competency issues. A content analysis of the 452 page leading national skills level communication text identified 185 skills behaviors along with their associated communication competencies. Skills were described in twelve categories; however, no consistent definition or treatment of communication skills was in evidence. Implications of the findings were discussed.


Intercultural Confrontation Styles Of Culturally Homophilous And Culturally Heterophilous Japanese And U.S. College Students, Toyoko Hattori Jan 1992

Intercultural Confrontation Styles Of Culturally Homophilous And Culturally Heterophilous Japanese And U.S. College Students, Toyoko Hattori

Dissertations and Theses

This study focuses on confrontational behavior patterns exhibited by Japanese and U.S. college students in the Portland Metropolitan area. Four questions are addressed: 1) is there a difference Japanese and U.S. confrontation styles? 2) do Japanese use differing confrontation styles depending upon whom they are interacting with? 3) do U.S. individuals use differing confrontation styles depending upon whom they are interacting with? and 4) is there a significant gender difference between Japanese and U.S. confrontation styles? In addition, correlations between the Japanese and U.S. reported confrontation styles and their demographic data are examined.