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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Communication Theory of Secrecy Systems
Communication Theory of Secrecy Systems is a paper published by Claude Shannon discussing cryptography from the viewpoint of information theory.
Communication permeates all levels of human experience and it is central to understanding human behavior and to nearly all public health efforts aimed at fostering health behavior change among individuals, populations, organizations, communities, and societies.
Since communication theory remains a relatively young field of inquiry and integrates itself with other disciplins such as philosophy, psychology, and sociology, one probably cannot yet expect a conceptualization of communication which all or most of those who work in the area would share.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Communication-Theory-of-Secrecy-Systems   (330 words)

  
 Communication Theory - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks
Communication Theory is a featured book on Wikibooks because it contains substantial content, it is well-formatted, and the Wikibooks community has decided to feature it on the main page or in other places.
Communication is a slippery concept, and while we may casually use the word with some frequency, it is difficult to arrive at a precise definition that is agreeable to most of those who consider themselves communication scholars.
Communication is so deeply rooted in human behaviors and the structures of society that it is difficult to think of social or behavioral events from which communication is absent.
en.wikibooks.org /wiki/Communication_Theory   (532 words)

  
 Communication Theory Technical Committee Meeting
The Communication Theory Symposium was expected to be the second largest symposium during GLOBECOM 2002.
Authors of papers in the area of communication theory had the choice to submit their paper either to the Communication Theory Symposium or to the General Conference.
Khaled Ben Letaief commented from his experience in the Personal Communication Technical Committee that there is no memory in the system and about the inconsistency of the rules which lead to confusion for both organizers and authors.
www.comsoc.org /~comt/minutes/icc2002.html   (1111 words)

  
  Communication
Because communication research was identified with the behavioral and social sciences, whereas rhetoric was considered to be a humanistic field, efforts to increase the presence of communication research in speech departments and related professional organizations threatened the dominant status of rhetoric.
The development of communication studies in speech departments (like the related evolution of mass communication and media studies in schools of journalism) was undoubtedly influenced by the growing prominence of communication as a theme in societal discourse.
Beginning in the 1960s, communication gradually displaced speech in the titles of academic departments, professional organizations, and scholarly journals, and the speech curriculum was accordingly transformed around a new focus on the theory and practice of communication.
spot.colorado.edu /~craigr/Communication.htm   (7461 words)

  
  Communication theory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Communication stands so deeply rooted in human behaviors and the structures of society that scholars have difficulty thinking of it while exluding social or behavioral events.
The great divide between speech communication and mass communication becomes complicated by a number of smaller sub-areas of communication research, including intercultural and international communication, small group communication, communication technology, policy and legal studies of communication, telecommunication, and work done under a variety of other labels.
In communication as a cohesive field of study, one would expect to see a cohesive set of theories, or at least a common understanding of the structure of the field, and this appears still in the process of developing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Communication_theory   (1026 words)

  
 Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Communication theory
Communication is a slippery concept, and while we may casually use the word with some frequency, it is difficult to arrive at a precise definition that is agreeable to most of those who consider themselves communication scholars.
Communication is so deeply rooted in human behaviors and the structures of society that it is difficult to think of social or behavioral events that are absent communication.
The great divide between speech communication and mass communication is joined by a number of smaller sub-areas of communication research, including intercultural and international communication, small group communication, communication technology, policy and legal studies of communication, telecommunication, and work done under a variety of other labels.
www.fact-archive.com /encyclopedia/Communication_theory   (1737 words)

  
 Communication Theory Information on Healthline
Communication permeates all levels of human experience and it is central to understanding human behavior and to nearly all public health efforts aimed at fostering health behavior change among individuals, populations, organizations, communities, and societies.
Communication researchers have increasingly sought to connect and to integrate effects across levels of analysis, from the "micro" to the macro.
While communication dynamics in these theories are aimed principally at catalyzing health behavior change among individuals, other theories include the use of communication to affect change at the level of the community and society as well.
www.healthline.com /galecontent/communication-theory   (911 words)

  
 The Healing Spirit: Communication Theory
Communication is a great deal more than just words and their meanings (semantics).
In communication, it is not just the correct usage, but it is also the arrangement of words that dictate the meaning of a sentence and give us a complete thought.
With the theory of relativity that changed drastically, as all symbols were seen to have values that changed as the symbols altered their relationship to other symbols.
www.dynamism.org /books/healing.html   (2609 words)

  
 Communication Theory
Communication is information-related behavior, and, by extension, the study of communication is the study of information-related behavior.
Communication is a necessary life process through which animal and human systems acquire information about their environment that is necessary to carry out their life activities.
Communication will be used here in a very broad sense to include all the procedures by which one mind may affect another.
www.cas.usf.edu /lis/lis6260/lectures/shannon.htm   (1765 words)

  
 Communication Theory
Communication is an important part of any healthy system.
Communication theory consists of many other theories including politeness, uncertainty reduction, group think, information, social judgment, social penetration, and face negotiation theory.
“Communication theory includes explanations of the process of transmitting this information, the form and structure of the information, and the functions and effects of the information.
www.personal.psu.edu /users/m/r/mrs331/comm_theory.htm   (696 words)

  
 communication theory - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Impact of past crises on current crisis communication: insights from Situational Crisis Communication Theory.
Communication richness in electronic mail: critical social theory and the contextuality meaning.
Theory and practice: implications for the implementation of communication technology in organizations.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/X/X-communtheo.asp   (233 words)

  
 Publications - Communication Theory
Communication Theory publishes research articles, theoretical essays, and reviews on topics of broad theoretical interest from across the range of communication studies.
Communication Theory recognizes that approaches to theory development and explication are diverse.
Communication Theory staff will process manuscripts in a prompt and professional fashion.
www.icahdq.org /publications/commtheory.asp   (261 words)

  
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Thus when one meets the concept of entropy in communication theory, he has a right to be rather excited - - a right to suspect that one has hold of something that may turn out to be basic and important.
Thus for a communication source one can say, just as he would also say it of a thermodynamic ensemble, This situation is highly organized, it is not characterized by a large degree of randomness or of choice -- that is to say, the information (0r the entropy) is low.
It is an evidence of this generality that the theory contributes importantly to, and in fact is really the basic theory of cryptography which is, of course, a form of coding.
darkwing.uoregon.edu /~felsing/virtual_asia/info.html   (2161 words)

  
 Felix Stalder: Actor-Network-Theory and Communication Networks
The theory's aim is to describe a society of humans and non-humans as equal actors tied together into networks built and maintained in order to achieve a particular goal, for example the development of a product.
In sociology, to begin with the closest relative of the Actor-Network Theory, the Parsonian Systems Theory is revived and revised as 'Neofunctionalism' (Colomy, 1992) and Berkley sociologist Manuel Castells, albeit from a different vantage point, uses the network as the central metaphor in his The Rise of the Network Society (1996).
Theories of evolution are well experienced in accelerating time, especially now that they can be tested in computers where 10,000 generations can develop in a single day.
felix.openflows.org /html/Network_Theory.html   (11107 words)

  
 Framing (communication theory) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In communication theory, and sociology, framing is a process of selective control over media content or public communication.
Framing defines how a certain piece of media content or rhetoric is packaged so as to allow certain desirable interpretations and rule out others.
According to Klandermans, a sociologist, the "social construction of collective action frames," involves "public discourse, that is, the interface of media discourse and interpersonal interaction; persuasive communication during mobilization campaigns by movement organizations, their opponents and countermovement organizations; and consciousness raising during episodes of collective action." (1997: p.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Framing_(communication_theory)   (429 words)

  
 Communication Theory :: Off the Top :: vanderwal.net
We are building social tools in which what is communicated will most likely have a desired use for the people interacting outside of what we have built or designed.
This relationship is important in communication as the feedback helps shape the message as well as offer paths for both parties to learn and grow.
Much like the interaction of information in a communication scenario the creator and the consumer have a relationship, as the creator finds the structure and the preferred means of consuming the information the presentation and structure of the information can be altered appropriately.
www.vanderwal.net /random/category.php?cat=17   (6211 words)

  
 Magic Bullet Theory
The Magic Bullet Theory, which originated in the 1920's and 1930's, proposed that as an audience, we were all passive and equally susceptible to media messages.
This theory has also been known as the Hypodermic Needle Theory, using the metaphor as a reference to how the media are assumed to be injecting all audience members with the same message, causing a uniform thinking among them that the author of the media text intended.
People were seen as ordinarily having a great deal of resistance to mass communication messages due to a number of factors, including support for opinions that individuals received from other people, and various types of 'psychological filtering' that took place when people received messages.
www.colostate.edu /Depts/Speech/rccs/theory29.htm   (1449 words)

  
 Nonverbal Communication Theory and Application
Given this theory of expectancy violations, it becomes apparent why our clients who have nonverbal communication deficits are not accepted by their peers.
Because the communication partner's expectations were not met and behavioral adjustments were not made, the communication partner is likely to exit the conversation.
The theory also provides support for clinical assessment and intervention of comprehension and flexible behavioral performance of nonverbal behaviors, a skill that is difficult for many of our clients.
www.asha.org /about/publications/leader-online/archives/2003/q4/f031216a.htm   (1929 words)

  
 A Mathematical Theory of Communication
Claude Shannon's ``A mathematical theory of communication'' was first published in two parts in the July and October 1948 editions of the Bell System Technical Journal [1].
Prefaced by Warren Weaver's introduction, ``Recent contributions to the mathematical theory of communication,'' the paper was included in The Mathematical Theory of Communication, published by the University of Illinois Press in 1949 [4].
Weaver and C. Shannon, The Mathematical Theory of Communication, Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 1949, republished in paperback 1963.
cm.bell-labs.com /cm/ms/what/shannonday/paper.html   (356 words)

  
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Wendt in "The Language of Pictures," interpreted visual communication in terms of basic communication theory and is responsible for the highly quoted notion that the meanings of pictures are not in the pictures, but rather in what we bring to them.
The objective of this project was to determine the breadth of the theoretical foundation of visual communication and where the points of emphasis should be in the continuing evolution of visual communication theory.
In spite of the views of one of the respondents who said, "There are no key theories in visual communication," it seems clear from both the review of the literature and the responses to the first question, that there is an evolving body of visual communication theory and literature that crosses a variety disciplines.
spot.colorado.edu /~moriarts/vctheorysurvey.html   (5474 words)

  
 Basic Communication Theory   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Any technical communication is initiated keeping the receiver (audience/targeted user) in mind, for it is sheer waste of effort if it doesn't make sense to the receiver.
The role of a technical communicator is to assort/assimilate the factual data which could be a long list of figures, tables, graphs and so on; understand it with the receivers' perspective and repackage it in such a way that the receiver can understand the subject at first reading.
Different backgrounds of the receivers, mental or physical stress at the time of communication are some other facts that add to the noise.
suman_malik.tripod.com /tcg/id10.html   (1119 words)

  
 Theories of Small Group Communication
So while systems theory encourages us to examine the ways in which group members and groups are inter-related, it ignores other aspects of small group communication that are equally as important.
Central to this theory is the idea that group members share fantasies that serve as critical communication episodes, forming the basis for members' sensemaking.
Finally, Symbolic Convergence Theory is useful for examining groups in organizations because is provides a useful way to compare them; similarities and differences in the rhetorical visions and fantasies of small groups are often significant.
www.mhhe.com /socscience/comm/group/students/theory.htm   (3351 words)

  
 SYLLABUS FOR 36:371 COMMUNICATION THEORY Fall 2004
Consider: whether the whole issue of defining “communication” is merely a logical error based on the attempt to extrapolate from different specific instances to a rarefied and unrepresentative generalization that renders all comment about it incomplete and simplified.
A study and extended theory of the structuration of climate.
Taylor, J. Shifting from a heteronomous to an autonomous worldview of organizational communication: Communication theory on the cusp.
myweb.uiowa.edu /blastd/PROFESSL/THEORY.HTM   (5032 words)

  
 EServer TC Library: Articles>Communication>Theory   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The more that information and communication technologies become central to modern society, the more it is imperative to manage the skills and abilities required to use them.
Communication was not a theorized space until after World War II, it was just something we did.
The action of thought is excited by the irritation of doubt, and ceases when belief is attained; so that the production of belief is the sole function of thought.
tc.eserver.org /dir/Articles/Communication/Theory   (121 words)

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