Dept. of Communication
This community contains research and publications from the faculty and students of the Department of Communication. The department has several major areas of study, including:
- Communication in cultural contexts
- Communication technologies
- Health communication
- Interpersonal and relational communication
- Media processes and effects
- Organizational and group communication
- Political communication
- Rhetoric and public discourse
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Cross-Sex Friendships in a Changing Society: A Comparative Analysis of Cross-Sex Friendships, Same-Sex Friendships, and Romantic Relationships (1988)In this dissertation I attempt to identify the antecedent conditions predicting the frequency of cross-sex friendships, to investigate the functions those friendships serve, and to determine in what ways the communication ...
(1988)The purpose of this study was to investigate the joint and individual influences of brand usage attitudes and attitudes toward the ad on intention. There appears to be confusion over the theoretical and operational approach ...
(1988)This dissertation explores the nature and function of narrative distance in Flannery O'Connor's short stories. Narrative distance, in its most general sense, involves the position from which readers view fictional characters ...
(1988)The overarching goal of this project was to make some significant advance toward a theoretical explanation of observable instances of communication in organizations and in social collectives more generally. The principal ...
Promoting the Idea of Broadcast Deregulation: An Alternative View of the Distribution of Power in the Communications Policy-Making Process (1988)Conventional accounts of the communications policy-making process in the United States tend to focus on the struggles over proposed changes to specific regulations. They give us blow-by-blow descriptions of the activities ...