List of Theories

Advertising, Public relations, Marketing and Consumer Behavior

Business Communication

Communication / General

Communication Barriers

Communication in Practice

Communication Models

Cultural Communication

Development Communication

Group Communication

Intercultural Communication

Interpersonal Communication

Mass Communication

Organisational Communication

Political Communication

Psychology, Behavioral And Social Science

Technical Communication

Visual Communication

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However, how can we communicate?

Eddy Ekpenyong July 15, 2014 at 2:52 pm

great work , good for academic exercise

Adawal Toff Kulere August 12, 2014 at 6:44 pm

Extremely useful for research and other academic purposes. I found this work very useful in that regard

Patricia Mburu October 14, 2014 at 11:00 am

Great list. But only one development communication theory. What about other modernization, participatory approaches etc

Aftab Ahmad February 7, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Thank you for uploading these informative matters, could you please also add some matter related to international communication. Thank You

jane muthoki mason March 2, 2015 at 1:54 pm

what about organisational culture theory?

Aftab AHmad March 15, 2015 at 8:12 pm

Could you please shcare some knowledge regarding International Communication and Basics of Research and Theories that may be about what exactly Theory is what are its elements.


Hari Rathi March 24, 2015 at 8:56 pm

Great use ful website
usefull for mass media students

pankaj Chambial April 10, 2015 at 11:07 am

Its a great website with knowledge compilation of Communication Theories and Model. The expression of delineates the every single theory is impressive. It could be better to add-on separate tab with History of Communication and currently active Organisations for instance, Press Agencies to Media Research Centres ,all around the World.

BONFACE NYAGA April 20, 2015 at 4:15 pm

I’M Tglad the rich stuff

Dr Mehmet April 27, 2015 at 10:22 am

There are a bunch of good ones if you wish to add

1. Saussure semiotic theory
2. Social Semiotics (Hodge and Kress)
3. Multimodality (Kress)
4. Visual Grammar (Kress and van Leeuwen)
5. Systemic Functional Linguistics (Halliday)

anonymous May 25, 2015 at 1:17 pm

theories generally

Roy September 10, 2015 at 11:57 am

Very Informative

Muhammad Abdullah Barde October 18, 2015 at 2:48 pm

Communication is the central aspects of every existence.
Epistemologically over power all metaphysics.
Communication bring about existence.

Ashley Guthrie December 2, 2015 at 8:25 pm

How do men and women differ in their use of paralanguage?

Majid Ali February 24, 2016 at 4:06 am

This is brilliant work, what i was looking for exactly the same stuff…..
Thanks a lot

odoi patrick olotaba April 6, 2016 at 3:22 pm

what about the New Public Management Theory

chikoko munyati April 12, 2016 at 11:30 am

please share with me some intercultural theories

Rituja Mckelvy April 12, 2016 at 1:50 pm

It is a useful writup for academics. 🙂 Appreciated!

Helen Ilustre-Bayeng May 15, 2016 at 6:12 pm

Congratulations for a very informative website! I would like to request for your permission to use some texts about communication theories in the module which I will be using in my Grade 11 class, on the condition that paraphrasing will be applied. Please be assured that your URL “” will be included in the acknowledgment page.
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rajani June 22, 2016 at 10:34 am

Can anyone suggest a theory on the importance of familial relationships?

ayo September 6, 2016 at 3:05 am

Quite comprehensive, but I wonder what theory will capture a reluctance to communicate one’s feeling and opinion on issues in spite of an overwhelming need to do so. Could that still fall under “spiral of silence”?

Angel Dannah September 11, 2016 at 12:59 pm

what are the theories under the critical perspective?

Kahindi Ze Great September 18, 2016 at 1:34 pm

Great work.Much conglaturations

Maria Brodrick October 30, 2016 at 9:25 pm

This has been so helpful. I am grateful for this valuable information. #thumpsup

Bolaji October 31, 2016 at 1:04 am

Has anyone heard about genre theory please? I need help with it.

Patience Gapkong December 5, 2016 at 5:42 am

where is salient gap theory located?

Mike.A December 7, 2016 at 8:43 am

Thank you so much for sharing your extensive knowledge. Keep me posted if you add any more theories.

Irigo Charles January 18, 2017 at 9:52 pm

Great job. Any theory on uncertainty?

vinay gp February 9, 2017 at 7:24 pm

superb information. I am very happy by this info. Thank you.

Beauty Amadi February 14, 2017 at 11:18 pm

Thanks so much I have learn about the ways communication used. I don’t know communication are so broad and I never heard about theory of communication before. Now I took on the study skills I being asked to research on the subject. Thanks for your help.

Solomon Oladipupo March 7, 2017 at 10:52 pm

Great list! Quite exhaustive! However, I have to mention the fact that some categories are missing. Categories like intrapersonal communication, public communication, global communication, etc. Nevertheless, I find this site very resourceful…

Juliana March 15, 2017 at 2:19 am

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charleslyn charles March 28, 2017 at 3:04 pm

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