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Practice Makes Perfect (Or, At Least Better!), P. S. Mcmillen Sep 2001

Practice Makes Perfect (Or, At Least Better!), P. S. Mcmillen

Library Faculty Publications

I teach people to use library resources more effectively; however, the skills I’ll talk about below are useful when working with any adult audiences. This is not a comprehensive guide to teaching or public speaking, rather, it is a summary of some of the main ideas and practices that help me. I used to be so scared when I talked in front of other people — even a small group of people — that I would turn bright red and break out in a sweat. I couldn’t look people in the eye; I read from my notes; I stumbled over ...


Revisiting The United States Hostage Negotiation Policy: An Academic Imperative. Part Ii, Ayla H. Schbley Jun 2001

Revisiting The United States Hostage Negotiation Policy: An Academic Imperative. Part Ii, Ayla H. Schbley

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article comes in two parts - the article and the notes.

Article abstract: To get hostages released without harm requires a national policy committed to that principle. With that in mind, there needs to be an understanding of the perpetrators' "objective view" of reality. These views have political, economic, psychological, cultural, ethno-religious and perceptual dimensions. Those multivariate dimensions of any hostage situation mandate policies that should be based on law enforcement and military perspectives, in order to be flexible enough to permit their consideration and continuously evaluate their national and international implications.

Part II: Notes and bibliography for Part I ...


Revisiting The United States Hostage Negotiation Policy: An Academic Imperative. Part I, Ayla H. Schbley Jun 2001

Revisiting The United States Hostage Negotiation Policy: An Academic Imperative. Part I, Ayla H. Schbley

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article comes in two parts - the article and the notes.

Article abstract: To get hostages released without harm requires a national policy committed to that principle. With that in mind, there needs to be an understanding of the perpetrators' "objective view" of reality. These views have political, economic, psychological, cultural, ethno-religious and perceptual dimensions. Those multivariate dimensions of any hostage situation mandate policies that should be based on law enforcement and military perspectives, in order to be flexible enough to permit their consideration and continuously evaluate their national and international implications.

Part II: Notes and bibliography for Part I ...


Women On And Off Farms, Aneeja Guttikonda Jan 2001

Women On And Off Farms, Aneeja Guttikonda

aneeja guttikonda

Women are an integral force in India's agricultural system, yet their efforts go largely unrecognized. Not only are there a large number of untrained women working on farms, there are also many skilled, educated women in the field of agriculture. Linkages between professional women in the field of agriculture and rural women are needed to ensure real development of India's agricultural economy.


An Exploratory Investigation Of Jealousy In The Family, Krystyna S. Aune, Jamie Comstock Jan 2001

An Exploratory Investigation Of Jealousy In The Family, Krystyna S. Aune, Jamie Comstock

Jayne Marie Comstock

A self-report instrument assessed an incident in which respondents experienced a threat to their relationship with a family member. The nature of the relationship with the family member was explored along with the experience, the emotional responses and coping behaviors, the degree of expression, perceived appropriateness, and the effects on the relationship. Results show that 52% of respondents experienced a jealousy incident in the family. Almost 50% of the incidents involved the respondent's sibling (approximately 30% sisters, 20% brothers), and more than 20% involved the respondent's mother. The perceived appropriateness of, and degree of jealousy experience were significantly ...


Communication And Professional Civility As A Basic Service Course: Dialogic Praxis Between Department And Situated In An Academic House, Ronald C. Arnett, Janie M. Harden Fritz Jan 2001

Communication And Professional Civility As A Basic Service Course: Dialogic Praxis Between Department And Situated In An Academic House, Ronald C. Arnett, Janie M. Harden Fritz

Basic Communication Course Annual

Communication departments frequently offer basic service courses to other campus departments or schools. A communication course sensitive to the mission of the university or college of which it is a part, as well as to its own mission, allows programs that include such a course in their curriculum to distinguish themselves from competing programs. Additionally, such a mission-sensitive course further defines departmental and university identity, assisting in institutionalizing a mission. Offering such a course provides an opportunity for dialogic praxis to occur between departments situated within the context of a local institution. Dialogic praxis involves knowledge of one's own ...


Contrasting The Relationships Between Teacher Immediacy, Teacher Credibility, And Student Motivation In Self-Contained And Mass Lecture Courses, Stephen A. Cox, Timothy S. Todd Jan 2001

Contrasting The Relationships Between Teacher Immediacy, Teacher Credibility, And Student Motivation In Self-Contained And Mass Lecture Courses, Stephen A. Cox, Timothy S. Todd

Basic Communication Course Annual

Basic communication courses are increasingly taught in mass-lecture formats. Research on teacher verbal immediacy, teacher nonverbal immediacy, teacher credibility, and student motivation has failed to contrast the relationships between these four variables has failed to contrast the relationships between these four variables in different basic course formats. Respondents enrolled in self-contained (n =326) and mass-lecture (n =865) formats of basic communication courses completed surveys measuring these four classroom variables.

Results showed that all variables were positively and significantly correlated in both formats. However, four of the six correlation coefficients between teacher verbal immediacy, nonverbal immediacy, teacher credibility, and student motivation ...


Rethinking Our Approach To The Basic Course: Making Ethics The Foundation Of Introduction To Public Speaking, Jon. A. Hess Jan 2001

Rethinking Our Approach To The Basic Course: Making Ethics The Foundation Of Introduction To Public Speaking, Jon. A. Hess

Basic Communication Course Annual

The basic public speaking course is often taught from a standpoint of effectiveness. That approach can be problematic due to the dangers of technique. The use of ethics as a foundation for public speaking can overcome this drawback and has other advantages. Included in these advantages are its fidelity to the subject matter, promoting more responsible use of power, improved fit with the liberal arts mission of higher education, and better meeting student needs.

Issues in implementing an ethics-based course are discussed, such as identifying ethical issues and engaging in dialogue. The model is illustrated through a description of one ...


Men Kissing, Lisa M. Tillmann Ph.D. Jan 2001

Men Kissing, Lisa M. Tillmann Ph.D.

Faculty Publications

The author, a heterosexual woman, uses the theme of men kissing to show relational dynamics in her fieldwork community, a network of gay male friends. Political implications of public same-sex kissing also are discussed. At the time the events described in "Men Kissing" occurred (1997) and for six more years, it was not legal for persons of the same sex to be intimate in Florida and 13 other states.


Between Gay And Straight-1 Before, Lisa M. Tillmann Ph.D. Jan 2001

Between Gay And Straight-1 Before, Lisa M. Tillmann Ph.D.

Faculty Publications

In chapter 1, “Before,” of the book Between Gay and Straight: Understanding Friendship Across Sexual Orientation (AltaMira Press, 2001), I story the absences, silences, and stereotypes surrounding same-sex orientation when I came of age in the 1980s and early 90s.


Negotiating Academic And Personal Selves (Chapter 4 Of The Book Between Gay And Straight: Understanding Friendship Across Sexual Orientation), Lisa M. Tillmann Ph.D. Jan 2001

Negotiating Academic And Personal Selves (Chapter 4 Of The Book Between Gay And Straight: Understanding Friendship Across Sexual Orientation), Lisa M. Tillmann Ph.D.

Faculty Publications

“Negotiating Academic and Personal Selves” is Chapter 4 of the book Between Gay and Straight: Understanding Friendship Across Sexual Orientation (AltaMira Press, 2001). Here I show how my relationships with the gay men of my research community alter how I position myself in graduate courses, how I practice research, how I write, and how I teach my classes. As a student, I delve into new projects on sexual orientation and identity; as an instructor, I alter course reading lists, assignments, and activities. This chapter also moves through my increasingly problematic encounters with associates who identify as heterosexual. My new consciousness ...


"Being A Part And Being Apart": A Dialectical Perspective On Group Communication, Scott D. Johnson, Lynette M. Long Jan 2001

"Being A Part And Being Apart": A Dialectical Perspective On Group Communication, Scott D. Johnson, Lynette M. Long

Rhetoric and Communication Studies Faculty Publications

In recent years, interpersonal communication scholars have begun studying and theorizing about personal relationships through the lens of dialectical theory. This metatheoretical perspective highlights the mutually defining and processual nature of dialectical tensions that exist within, and form the context of, interpersonal relations. The application of dialectical theory to the study of interpersonal communication has engendered innovative scholarship that has recast theoretical assumptions, proposed alternative means for understanding and assessing relationships, and encouraged methodological eclecticism. To date, however, little systematic effort has been made to apply a dialectical perspective to the study of group communication. The purpose of this essay ...


Henry W. Johnstone's Still Unacknowledged Contributions To Contemporary Argumentation Theory, Jean Goodwin Jan 2001

Henry W. Johnstone's Still Unacknowledged Contributions To Contemporary Argumentation Theory, Jean Goodwin

Jean Goodwin

Given the pragmatic tum recently taken by argumentation studies, we owe renewed attention to Henry Johnstone's views on the primacy of process over product. In particular, Johnstone's decidedly non-cooperative model is a refreshing alternative to the current dialogic theories of arguing, one which opens the way for specifically rhetorical lines of inquiry.


Narrating Identities: Adult Children Of Alcoholics And Their Social Support Systems, Laura J. Wolff Jan 2001

Narrating Identities: Adult Children Of Alcoholics And Their Social Support Systems, Laura J. Wolff

Masters Theses

This study examines communication between adult children of alcoholics and the social support systems that result from their relationships with their alcoholic parents. These relationships may form either with the alcoholic parent or with others around them. Surveys and a focus group were used to draw information from participants concerning social support systems, communication patterns, coping methods, and critical incidents that occurred during childhood. Adult children of alcoholics were also found to suffer from interpersonal problems, dependency problems, poorer communication skills, approval seeking tendencies, and intimacy problems. The findings of this report suggest that good social support minimizes the negative ...


The Development Of Cross-Sex Friendships: An In-Depth Look At Rawlins' Model Of Friendship Development, Corina Franz Jan 2001

The Development Of Cross-Sex Friendships: An In-Depth Look At Rawlins' Model Of Friendship Development, Corina Franz

Masters Theses

The following study examines the development of three cross-sex friendships through in-depth interviews. The development of cross-sex friendship has been neglected in much of the research, and Rawlins' Model of Friendship Development has been assumed to fit the development of cross-sex friendships. This study compares the development of these friendships to the friendship development model. The results show that much of the development of cross-sex friendships has characteristics similar to Rawlins' model, yet the model does not address all the developmental issues cross-sex friends encounter. Limitations to the study and suggestions for future research are presented.


Title Page Jan 2001

Title Page

Basic Communication Course Annual

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Front Cover Jan 2001

Front Cover

Basic Communication Course Annual

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Editorial Board Jan 2001

Editorial Board

Basic Communication Course Annual

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Contents Jan 2001

Contents

Basic Communication Course Annual

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Students' Perceived Usefulness And Relevance Of Communication Skills In The Basic Course: Comparing University And Community College Students, Stephen K. Hunt, Daradirek Ekachai, Darin L. Garard, Joseph H. Rust Jan 2001

Students' Perceived Usefulness And Relevance Of Communication Skills In The Basic Course: Comparing University And Community College Students, Stephen K. Hunt, Daradirek Ekachai, Darin L. Garard, Joseph H. Rust

Basic Communication Course Annual

Communication skills training is extremely important in terms of students' career choices. However, few studies have been conducted regarding differences between community colleges and four-year universities in terms of students' perceived usefulness and relevance of the study of communication in relation to career choice. The present study extends extant research by examining students' perceptions of this issue. The participants in Study 1 were 155 community college and 291 four-year university students and participants in Study 2 were 205 community college students. The results demonstrate that students at both institutions perceive that the skills learned in basic communication courses are useful ...


Editor's Page, Deanna D. Sellnow Jan 2001

Editor's Page, Deanna D. Sellnow

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Antiracist Pedagogy In The Basic Course: Teaching Cultural Communication As If Whiteness Matters, Kristen P. Treinen, John T. Warren Jan 2001

Antiracist Pedagogy In The Basic Course: Teaching Cultural Communication As If Whiteness Matters, Kristen P. Treinen, John T. Warren

Basic Communication Course Annual

As we have found in our experience as communication educators and scholars, there is a need for educators to understand the implications and impact of whiteness in the classroom. What we argue is typically missing in the basic course is an antiracist pedagogy. An antiracist pedagogy asks educators to understand the power and privilege inherent in whiteness, and asks educators to examine how whiteness affects their classroom, students, teaching strategies and attitudes toward students of color. In this essay, we offer four modifications to the basic course which are consistent with an antiracist pedagogy. The first modification involves re-examining the ...


What's Basic About The Basic Course? Enriching The Ethosystem As A Corrective For Consumerism, Roy Schwartzman Jan 2001

What's Basic About The Basic Course? Enriching The Ethosystem As A Corrective For Consumerism, Roy Schwartzman

Basic Communication Course Annual

A marketplace mentality featuring the student as consumer reaches deeply into educational practice today. This essay examines the roots and implications of framing public speaking education in economic terms. The amorality of the marketplace could be supplemented by closer attention to how values infuse the communication process. A value-laden communication environment, or ethosystem, may contribute to greater student awareness of their obligations to others and yield a fuller description of communication education.


Teaching Social Construction Of Reality In The Basic Course: Opening Minds And Integrating Contexts, Marcia D. Dixson Jan 2001

Teaching Social Construction Of Reality In The Basic Course: Opening Minds And Integrating Contexts, Marcia D. Dixson

Basic Communication Course Annual

After a brief review of social construction theory (SCT), this paper explores the introduction of SCT into the hybrid basic communication course. SCT offers a theoretical perspective that can open minds and integrate the contexts of our basic course.

Specifically, this article offers a) an introduction to the theory; b) application of SCT to the areas of interpersonal communication, small group communication and public communication; and c) a description of a syllabus using the hybrid basic communication course (all of the SCT projects referred to can be found in the Appendix).


Index Jan 2001

Index

Basic Communication Course Annual

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Submission Guidelines Jan 2001

Submission Guidelines

Basic Communication Course Annual

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Back Cover Jan 2001

Back Cover

Basic Communication Course Annual

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Author Information Jan 2001

Author Information

Basic Communication Course Annual

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Basic Communication Course Annual Vol. 13 Jan 2001

Basic Communication Course Annual Vol. 13

Basic Communication Course Annual

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Is Humor An Effective Motivational Tool In The Workplace?, Ilene Reynolds Jan 2001

Is Humor An Effective Motivational Tool In The Workplace?, Ilene Reynolds

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

No abstract provided.