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Competition And Interpersonal Conflict In Same-Sex Platonic Friendships, Ewa Urban 2011 Western Michigan University

Competition And Interpersonal Conflict In Same-Sex Platonic Friendships, Ewa Urban

The Hilltop Review

This research explores the connection between competition and distributive and integrative conflict messages in same-sex platonic friendships. The study is a partial replication of Messman and Mikesell’s (2000) examination of competition and interpersonal conflict in dating relationships. The competitive behaviors of same-sex friends examined here are compared with those of dating couples as explored by Messman and Mikesell. Findings of the current research indicate that increased competition between same-sex friends is linked to a rise in distributive conflict tactics as well as to a reduction in integrative messages, which is consistent with Messman and Mikesell’s results. The current ...


Integrating Research And Communication: Collaboration To Support Critical Thinking, Shawn Apostel, Terri Nowak, Russell Carpenter, Leslie Valley, Trenia Napier 2011 Eastern Kentucky University

Integrating Research And Communication: Collaboration To Support Critical Thinking, Shawn Apostel, Terri Nowak, Russell Carpenter, Leslie Valley, Trenia Napier

Russell Carpenter

No abstract provided.


New Media Voices In The Communication Center: Engaging Voice And Multimodality In Eportfolios, Shawn Apostel, Russell Carpenter 2011 Eastern Kentucky University

New Media Voices In The Communication Center: Engaging Voice And Multimodality In Eportfolios, Shawn Apostel, Russell Carpenter

Russell Carpenter

No abstract provided.


Stepping Up, Stepping Out: New Directions In The Development Of An Integrated Space, Shawn Apostel, Russell Carpenter 2011 Eastern Kentucky University

Stepping Up, Stepping Out: New Directions In The Development Of An Integrated Space, Shawn Apostel, Russell Carpenter

Russell Carpenter

No abstract provided.


Communication Center Ethos: Remediating Space, Encouraging Collaboration, Shawn Apostel, Russell Carpenter 2011 Eastern Kentucky University

Communication Center Ethos: Remediating Space, Encouraging Collaboration, Shawn Apostel, Russell Carpenter

Russell Carpenter

The role of ethos in the communication process as discussed by Michael Hyde in The Ethos of Rhetoric suggests we reexamine the role of space in the Communication Center. Such a space should be created to facilitate and nurture the speech-composing and practicing process through feedback from individuals or groups while also allowing students to move from public to private places. Our chapter will address this use of space by utilizing research conducted in the groundbreaking Noel Studio for Academic Creativity. Our research uses control and experimental groups from communication classes to investigate the relationship between space and oral communication


Meta-Communication For Reflective Online Conversations: Models For Distance Education, Ugur -. Demiray, Gulsun -. Kurubacak, T. Volkan Yuzer 2011 Anadolu University

Meta-Communication For Reflective Online Conversations: Models For Distance Education, Ugur -. Demiray, Gulsun -. Kurubacak, T. Volkan Yuzer

Ugur Demiray

One of the ways in which distance education is capable of reaching online learners is the basis and method of meta-communication. Therefore, it is important to understand how to design reflective online conversations and how to implement a diverse milieu for prospective online learners so that they are able to transfer their information, knowledge, and learning from theoretical forms to real life experiences.

Meta-Communication for Reflective Online Conversations: Models for Distance Educations discusses the potential of meta-communication models for building and managing reflective online conversations among distance learners. This book unites models for meta-communication, distance education, and reflective online conversations ...


Conversation Strategies: Preparing Learners For Real-World Interaction, Angela Richardson 2011 SIT Graduate Institute

Conversation Strategies: Preparing Learners For Real-World Interaction, Angela Richardson

Sandanona

Workshop/Demonstration

Conversation strategies play an important role in successful communication and socialization, yet they are not often explicitly taught in language classrooms. In this workshop/demonstration we will explore how to use conversation strategies as a means for building both confidence and fluency, while also preparing students for real-world interactions.


The Effects Of Prior Knowledge And Stealing Thunder On Interpersonal Social Attraction, Kathrine Amanda Williams 2011 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

The Effects Of Prior Knowledge And Stealing Thunder On Interpersonal Social Attraction, Kathrine Amanda Williams

Masters Theses

This study first examines the effectiveness of stealing thunder in increasing the target’s liking for the discloser. The study further inspects liking relative to the amount of information known about the discloser prior to their initial interaction. Additionally, the target’s perception of the negativity of the information revealed is observed. 120 subjects participated in an experiment during which they were either exposed to the negative information via the confederate or the experimenter or were not exposed at all. Results, although interesting, were largely inconsistent with the hypotheses. This could have been due to several factors namely, poor experimental ...


Advanced Meeting Facilitation Techniques, Carol A. Watson, Wendy Moore 2011 University of Georgia School of Law

Advanced Meeting Facilitation Techniques, Carol A. Watson, Wendy Moore

Presentations

As many librarians learned in last year's AALL presentation on facilitation, a well-facilitated meeting can transform a regular work session into an extraordinarily productive event. Participants learned that a well-crafted agenda, thoughtful ground rules, optimal meeting space, and detailed minutes can all set the stage for a successful meeting.

However, meetings can still go awry. A poorly facilitated meeting can make everyone dread meetings even if the meeting has been well-planned. Managing or facilitating behaviors is the final essential ingredient for success. Have you ever been in a meeting that is monopolized by one individual? Or someone offers a ...


A Qualitative Study Examining Tensions In Interdoctor Telephone Consultations, Anupma Wadhwa, Lorelei Lingard 2011 McMaster University

A Qualitative Study Examining Tensions In Interdoctor Telephone Consultations, Anupma Wadhwa, Lorelei Lingard

Lorelei Lingard

OBJECTIVE: Communication skills have gained increasing attention in medical education. Much of the existing literature and medical curricula addresses issues of doctor-patient communication. The critical importance of communication between health professionals, however, is now coming under the spotlight. The interdoctor telephone consultation is a common health care setting in which health professional communication skills are exercised. Breakdowns in this communication commonly occur and, surprisingly, this skill is not formally addressed in medical training. This study sought to clarify the communication issues that can occur during interdoctor telephone consultations in order to inform future educational initiatives in this domain. METHODS: Data ...


Towards Safer Interprofessional Communication: Constructing A Model Of "Utility" From Preoperative Team Briefings, Lorelei Lingard, Sarah Whyte, Sherry Espin, G. Baker, Beverley Orser, Diane Doran 2011 University of Toronto

Towards Safer Interprofessional Communication: Constructing A Model Of "Utility" From Preoperative Team Briefings, Lorelei Lingard, Sarah Whyte, Sherry Espin, G. Baker, Beverley Orser, Diane Doran

Lorelei Lingard

"Improved team communication" is broadly advocated in the discourse on safety but rarely supported by a precise understanding of the relationship between specific communication practices and concrete improvements in collaborative work processes. We sought to improve such understanding by analyzing the discourse arising from structured preoperative team briefings among surgeons, nurses, and anesthesiologists prior to general surgery procedures. Analysis of observers' fieldnotes from 302 briefings yielded a two-part model of communicative "utility", defined as the visible impact of communication on team awareness and behavior. "Informational utility" occurred when team awareness or knowledge was improved by provision of new information, explicit ...


Surgeons Managing Conflict: A Framework For Understanding The Challenge, David Rogers, Lorelei Lingard 2011 Southern Illinois University

Surgeons Managing Conflict: A Framework For Understanding The Challenge, David Rogers, Lorelei Lingard

Lorelei Lingard

No abstract provided.


A Theory-Based Instrument To Evaluate Team Communication In The Operating Room: Balancing Measurement Authenticity And Reliability, Lorelei Lingard, Glenn Regehr, Sherry Espin, Sarah Whyte 2011 University of Toronto

A Theory-Based Instrument To Evaluate Team Communication In The Operating Room: Balancing Measurement Authenticity And Reliability, Lorelei Lingard, Glenn Regehr, Sherry Espin, Sarah Whyte

Lorelei Lingard

BACKGROUND: Breakdown in communication among members of the healthcare team threatens the effective delivery of health services, and raises the risk of errors and adverse events. AIM: To describe the process of developing an authentic, theory-based evaluation instrument that measures communication among members of the operating room team by documenting communication failures. METHODS: 25 procedures were viewed by 3 observers observing in pairs, and records of events on each communication failure observed were independently completed by each observer. Each record included the type and outcome of the failure (both selected from a checklist of options), as well as the time ...


The Rhetorical 'Turn' In Medical Education: What Have We Learned And Where Are We Going?, Lorelei Lingard 2011 University of Toronto

The Rhetorical 'Turn' In Medical Education: What Have We Learned And Where Are We Going?, Lorelei Lingard

Lorelei Lingard

This paper presents a critical reflection on the contributions and challenges associated with one rhetorical approach to studying teaching and learning communication in health professions education. A rhetorical approach treats language as a social act, and attends to the role of language in establishing professional identities and relationships. The research has produced insights into the use of standard communication formats to teach novices, the nature of socialization on clinical teams, and the relationship between communication patterns and patient safety. Challenges and emerging questions include the problem of accounting for the material dimensions of communication in a rhetorical model, grappling with ...


Us And Them: Intergroup Failures Of Empathy, Mina Cikara, Emile Bruneau, Rebecca Saxe 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Us And Them: Intergroup Failures Of Empathy, Mina Cikara, Emile Bruneau, Rebecca Saxe

Departmental Papers (ASC)

People are often motivated to increase others' positive experiences and to alleviate others' suffering. These tendencies to care about and help one another form the foundation of human society. When the target is an outgroup member, however, people may have powerful motivations not to care about or help that “other.” In such cases, empathic responses are rare and fragile; it is easy to disrupt the chain from perception of suffering to motivation to alleviate the suffering to actual helping. We highlight recent interdisciplinary research demonstrating that outgroup members' suffering elicits dampened empathic responses as compared to ingroup members' suffering. We ...


Language Contact Between Korean And English In Online Communication, Jiyoung L. Daniel 2011 North Georgia College & State University

Language Contact Between Korean And English In Online Communication, Jiyoung L. Daniel

Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective

Over the past decade, the use of the Internet has become an indispensable part of life in the new millennium. One of the most popular activities in the era of the Internet is online communication. Net-Lingo, which is a product of online communication, is a new language variety that differs from both writing and speech as traditionally understood (Crystal, 2001). Given that Net-Lingo is considered a language variety, I describe the salient linguistic characteristics of Korean Net-Lingo (KNL) and investigate the specific mechanisms that govern the observable linguistic characteristics. The globalization of the Internet is prompting different languages to come ...


The Dimensions Of Source Credibility And Salesperson Persuasion, Eric Jaso 2011 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

The Dimensions Of Source Credibility And Salesperson Persuasion, Eric Jaso

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


A Day With The Mustangs, Gracie Elise Flint, Christina Beverly Fromson 2011 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

A Day With The Mustangs, Gracie Elise Flint, Christina Beverly Fromson

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


Flavor Of Slo, Kendra Noel Jorde 2011 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Flavor Of Slo, Kendra Noel Jorde

Communication Studies

This paper summarizes what goes into planning the event called Flavor of SLO. Flavor of SLO is an event held in San Luis Obispo that offers tastings of beer, wine, and food vendors. This paper specifically talks about the major duties that the food liaison handles and what went into this years work looked at through a communication studies perspective.


Faking Altruism: The True Nature Of Giving, Kristina L. Barker 2011 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Faking Altruism: The True Nature Of Giving, Kristina L. Barker

Communication Studies

I want to see if students are capable of donating to charities. I have picked the American Red Cross to donate to and in support of helping the disaster in Japan. This is a huge effort publicly and students have seen the destruction on a daily basis. I want to see how much students are willing to donate and if different selling strategies make a difference on donations. I will be promoting sunglasses as a gift incentive for donations, with each pair raising $3.60 towards relief efforts. I will be selling the incentives in-group settings and to individual students ...


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