An inquiry into the psychodynamics of reciprocity in communication

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dc.contributor.advisor Renke, W. W. en_US O'Kelly, Michael D. en_US 2011-06-03T19:31:48Z 2011-06-03T19:31:48Z 1976 en_US 1976
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1976 .O55 en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores "reciprocity" as the distinctive feature of human communication. Herein are operational and ontological descriptions of reciprocity in the psychodynamics of the interpersonal, interexperiential communication system that is uniquely operative in human life. The main parts of this study are entitled: (1) The Reciprocal Event, (2) The Intentional Being, and (3) Communication.The operational definition of interhuman communication, about which this thesis revolves, is the five-dimensional Reciprocal Event. Sequentially, these five are as follows: (1) Natural integration of reciprocal endowment and relational uniqueness of persons, (2) Intentional Reciprocity, (3) Consummate Reciprocity, (4) Reciprocal Transformation, and (5) Natural expansion of reciprocal and relational endowments and potentialities. This ReciprocalEvent and its development are unique in the literature of this field. However, the import of this thesis is the crystallization of the research and communication inquiries from the concerned disciplines: psychology, sociology, biology, anthropology and philosophy. From George Herbert Mead and John Dewey to Ronald D. Laing and Carl Rogers, this thesis draws upon major insights since the 1940's--attempting to give them their most salient focus.Finally, this thesis establishes a clear foundation for communications research, therapy, and training.
dc.format.extent iv, 64 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Interpersonal relations. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Communication in psychology. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Social interaction. en_US
dc.title An inquiry into the psychodynamics of reciprocity in communication en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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