What is IMT?/Introduction Identity Management Theory or IMT, came up in the early 1990’s. It argues that individuals perceive their identities differently at different given points across time and space. Developed by William R. Cupach and Tadasu Todd Imahori, IMT was inspired by Erving Goffman’s ‘Interaction Ritual: Essays on Face-to-Face Behavior’, published in 1967. IMT […]

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What is Communication Communication has become an integral part of our everyday life in the competitive modern age. Activities, from basic things like cooking and giving exams to more complex ones like running an organisation and formulating laws and regulations all depend on communication. However, poor communication can lead to inefficiency and disruption of activities. […]

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Attachment Theory

Attachment theory is a comprehensive theory of development (social and emotional), motivations, personality and psychopathology. The theory deals with the intimacy in relationships and the role of attachment across one’s lifespan. Attachment refers to the lasting bond an individual has with another who satisfies his need for comfort and safety from dangers. According to John […]

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Hermeneutics

Introduction The Greek God, Hermes was renowned for being a messenger of the Gods who carried and interpreted their messages to the mortals and immortals in the universe. It is from Hermes that hermeneutics traces its origin as a Greek verb which ultimately over the years has evolved into a discipline. Hermeneutics is a widely […]

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I and Thou

I and Thou was a concept introduced by a German theologian, Martin Buber in his book ‘Ich und Du’ which roughly means I and Thou (You). Buber offered up a new way at looking at communication between individuals by rooting his concept not on the individual or others but rather on the relationships and the […]

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Cross Cultural Communication

Introduction Culture is a way of thinking and living whereby one picks up a set of attitudes, values, norms and beliefs that are taught and reinforced by other members in the group. This set of basic assumptions and solutions to the problems of the world is a shared system that is passed on from generation […]

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Organizational Control Theory

Introduction The Organizational Control Theory was formulated in the purpose of setting a timetable and to monitor and evaluate the fundamental and elemental operations in assessing how a human deportment is shaped and swayed by means of a particular driving force at a provided technique. This theory defines a deep-rooted expressive pursuit, carrying along both […]

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Arousal Theory

Introduction Securing optimum performance is considered as on the important thing in completing the task at hand. The optimum performance is reached when the ability to work is determined and the way in which s/he can be motivated so that the potential reaches 100%. Motivation that varies from person to person is also influenced by […]

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Conversation Theory

Introduction The conversation theory is a transdisciplinary learning theory. Developed by Gordon Pask in 1975, it is influenced by a range of cybernetics, linguistics, computer science concepts, cognitive psychology and neurophysiology. Cybernetics Is the study of controlled dynamic systems. Pask used a cybernetic approach to networks of concepts and interactions with a computer in order […]

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Positive Psychology

The term ‘positive psychology,’ may mislead many into viewing it as a ‘self-help’ philosophy that focuses on the power of positive thinking and on positively reaffirming oneself. But the actual discipline is much more. Its aim is to base the answers to what will make the world better on science rather than on opinions. Positive […]

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