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60 Free Essays on Uses And Gratification Theory

  1. Uses and Gratifications Theory Applied to Religious Television

    Diana Orr May 21, 2010 COM126 Ron McCullough Uses and Gratifications Theory Applied to Religious Programming The reaction I had to the article “Why do people watch religious TV” was that I was surprised that so many people are now watching religious programming. The reason for this r

  2. Examining the Development of the Theory of Interpersonal Communication Motives

    Rebecca Rubin, Elizabeth Perse, and Carole Barbato(1988) developed the theory of interpersonal communication motives in hopes of identifying the reasons why people choose to initiate conversations with others. The researchers designed their theory in correlation with several theoretical constructs,

  3. Uncertainty Reduction Theory Annotated Bibliography

    Danny Ulrey 11/3/10 Theory & Rhetoric Annotated Bibliography Uncertainty Reduction Theory 1). Witt, P., & Behnke, R. (2006). Anticipatory Speech Anxiety as a Function of Public Speaking Assignment Type. Communication Education, 55(2), 167-177. doi:10.1080/03634520600566074. * Re

  4. Theory Basaed Research Paper

    Theory Based Research Paper Ida Jean Orlando Shawna West, RN Eastern New Mexico University Research Paper Outline 1.0 Title 2.1 Ida Jean Orlando 2.0 Thesis 3.2 Ida Jean Orlando was a nurse who developed a theory on the nurse-patient relationship, defined nursing in itself

  5. Psychoanalytic Theory

    THE PSYCHOANALYTIC THEORY I. Overview of Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory Freud's psychoanalysis is the best known of all personality theories because it (1) postulated the primacy of sex and aggression—two universally popular themes; (2) attracted a group of followers who were dedicated to s

  6. The Theory of Property

    The Theory of Property While Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary defines property as "something regarded as being possessed by, or at the disposal of, a person or group of persons species or class," (p. 1078) this definition hardly holds the connotations so emphatically discussed by the anthropo

  7. The Discourse of Economy: Deconstructive Theory and Precapitalist Narr

    The Discourse of Economy: Deconstructive theory and precapitalist narrative 1. Gibson and neotextual discourse If one examines deconstructive theory, one is faced with a choice: either accept precapitalist narrative or conclude that the media is fundamentally meaningless. It could be said that t

  8. Van Gennep's "Rites of Passage", Durkheim and Turner's Theory of Commu

    Van Gennep's "Rites of Passage", Durkheim and Turner's Theory of Communitas I. Classify using Van Gennep's categories and point out aspects which would be of particular interest to Turner and to Chapple and Coons. The Mescalero girls' puberty ceremony is an example of a "Rite of Passage," a cer

  9. Key Assumptions and One Theory of the Psychodynamic Approach to Psychology

    1) Outline the main assumptions of the psychodynamic approach The psychodynamic approach to psychology is the study of human behaviour from the point of view of motivation and drives. The original beliefs of this approach were created by Sigmund Freud in the 1800s. Although it is now generally se

  10. A Crazy Treatment

    Is it possible that certain people or objects drive a person to insanity? Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story “The Yellow Wall Paper” confronts the topics of men and women’s roles in society, the factors that contributed to the narrator’s insanity, and the symbolism lying in the bedroo

  11. Theory of Varied Consume Choice Behavior and Its Importance

    Theory Of Varied Consume Choice Behavior and Its Importance For decades, scholars and practitioners have been frustrated by the very limited capacity of either psychological or marketing models to predict individual choices on particular occasions. This paper discusses a theory which explai

  12. Watson's Theory

    Watson’s Theory of Human Caring Alicia Davis NUR 403 April 5, 2010 Kimberly Frommel Theories contain concepts, definitions, models, propositions, and are being based on assumptions (Nursing Theories, 2010). The nursing profession uses nursing theories as the framework and foundation for practi

  13. Organizational Theory

    ORANIZATIONAL CULTURE: ANALYZING CHANGE 2 DECEMBER 2009 ABSTRACT Schein defined organizational culture as “a pattern of shared basic assumptions that the group learned as it solved its problems of external adaptation and internal integration that has worked well enough to be considered va

  14. International Relations Theory

    International relations theory attempts to provide a conceptual model upon which international relations can be analyzed. Each theory is reductive and essentialist to different degrees, relying on different sets of assumptions respectively. As Ole Holsti describes them, international relations theor

  15. Can Business Theory Inform Sustainable Forecasting

    Contents….. ….p 1-4 Chapter 1 Presenting a background to the purpose and content of the thesis subject 1.10 Abstract…

  16. Theory and Research

    Theory and Research Introduction This paper will focus on the quantitative correlation study method used in survey based researches such as the attached article entitled "Horatio Alger lives". Social research is a collection of methods people use to systematically combine theories and ide

  17. The Theory and Testing of the Reconceptualization of General and Speci

    The Theory and Testing of the Reconceptualization of General and Specific Deterrence In the May 1993 issue of the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, the introduction of the reconceptualized deterrence theory was presented, explaining that general and specific deterrence are both funct

  18. Lost - Time Loop Theory

    The time loop Theory "Early 1800’s: The Black Rock was a slave boat crossing the Pacific. The boat was transporting a large assortment of metallic minerals, which were highly reactive to other forces of magnetism. Unexpectedly, the boat encounters the island of LOST. Being that the island has

  19. Dialectic Neocapitalist Theory in the Works of Tarantino

    Dialectic neocapitalist theory in the works of Tarantino 1. Tarantino and Derridaist reading In the works of Tarantino, a predominant concept is the concept of dialectic truth. However, Baudrillard promotes the use of modernism to read and modify class. Many desituationisms concerning the role o

  20. Management Theory

    WHAT DO CANADIAN MANAGERS DO: A STUDY OF THEIR ROLES, VIEWS, AND PERSPECTIVES BRUNO RÉGIMBALD B.B.A Management École des Hautes Études Commerciales, Montréal 2001 A Research Project Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies Council of the University of Lethbridge in Partial Fulfilment o

  21. Risk/Communication Framing Theory

    1. Describe the essence of the theory: The future of our environment is in jeopardy and at the rate the world is going it will not be long before we have little or nothing left of it due to human action (Oskamp, 2000a). It is for this reason why it is so important that actions are taken and one po

  22. The Psychoanalytic Theory

    Psychoanalytic theory originated with Sigmund Freud from (1856- 1939), and Austrian physician who treated patients suffering from mental illness. He listened to their accounts of dreams and fantasies, as well as to their “uncensored” streams of thought, and constructed an elaborate, multifaceted

  23. Theory of Creativity

    "Alice is brilliant, but she doesn't have a drop of creative talent." "Barbara is wonderfully creative, but she does poorly on standardized tests." "Carlos always has interesting approaches to problems, but he just doesn't fit into the traditional school environment." How many times have we

  24. The Ethics of School Culture and the Theory of Communicative Action

    The Ethics of School Culture and the Theory of Communicative Action The purpose of this paper is to view a set of characteristics that will serve as a basis for the cultural quality of my school district, with respect to Jurgen Habermas’ Theory of Communicative Action and the power struggles t

  25. Erikson's Psychosocial Theory of Development: Young Adults

    Erikson's Psychosocial Theory of Development: Young Adults The young adult has numerous stresses placed upon them through the route of development. Erikson has theorised developmental stages of growth into tasks. Of Eriksons' theoretical tasks, one task describes the theory of intimacy versus isola

  26. Piaget’s Stage Theory of Cognitive Development

    Piaget’s Stage Theory Of cognitive Development 1. Basic Theoretical assumptions Piaget believed that children move between 4 stages which are sensorimotor, preoperational, concrete operational and formal operation. During these periods the probing behaviors of children change into the abstract,

  27. Theory

    The evoluTion of nursing Theory PrePared by : Kafi f.al-shamri. suPervised by : dr. olfaT . 2/21/09 11 Objective; Upon completion of this session you will be able to; * Illustrate element of nursing theories. . * Discuss nursing theoretical evolution 2/21/09 22 Element of nursing t

  28. Efficient Market Theory: a Contradiction of Terms

    <b>Abstract</b> <br>According to the Efficient Market Theory, it should be extremely difficult for an investor to develop a "system" that consistently selects stocks that exhibit higher than normal returns over a period of time. It should also not be possible for a company to "cook the books" to mis

  29. The Big Bang Theory and the End of the Universe

    Global History 1 BIS 427 Alan T. Wood The Big Bang Theory and The End of The Universe It is always a mystery about how the universe began, whether if and when it will end. Astronomers construct hypotheses called cosmological models that try to find the answer. I will be referring to the the

  30. Family Violence Social Theory

    Unit 6 Project- Family Violence Theory Sarah Chill Exchange/Social Control Theory on Family Violence The Exchange Theory of Family Violence is one that has been found to have a lot of merit in studying family structure and the reasons for family violence. This theory states that people ent