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Acculturation and Intergroup Communication  

Richard Y. Bourhis

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Oct 2017
Acculturation is the process of bidirectional change that occurs when two ethnolinguistic groups come in sustained contact with one another. Acculturation usually occurs between groups of ... More

Aging and Organizational Communication  

Robert M. McCann

In the last 20 years or so, the field of intergenerational communication as seen from an intergroup perspective has evolved to encompass a wide range of social, cultural, and relational ... More

Apprehension and Anxiety in Communication  

Diyako Rahmani

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Aug 2017
Intergroup anxiety is a form of restlessness and negative feeling caused by communicating with someone with a different social and cultural identity. Just like any other form of anxiety, ... More

Behavioral Indicators of Discrimination in Social Interactions  

Abigail R. Corrington, Mikki Hebl, and Jo-Ann Tsang

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Sep 2017
A growing number of studies are utilizing different sorts of behavioral indicators as measures of prejudice and discrimination. Although there are few foolproof behavioral indicators of ... More

Cancer Communication Science: Intergroup Perspectives  

Lisa Sparks and Gary L. Kreps

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Sep 2017
At the heart of cancer communication research is an effort both to increase knowledge and to identify practical strategies for improving cancer communication and for improving prevention ... More

Collective Protest, Rioting, and Aggression  

Stephen Reicher

In understanding crowd psychology and its explanation of conflict and violence, there are different theoretical approaches that turn on different understandings of communication processes. ... More

Communicating Personal and Social Identity in Adolescence  

Elisabetta Crocetti and Monica Rubini

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Jul 2017
A main developmental task for young people is to form a coherent and stable sense of personal and social identity. In fact, in adolescence (from ages 10 to 18), the multiple biological, ... More

Communicating Religious Identities  

Renate Ysseldyk

Religion encompasses many forms of communication: between groups, within groups, and with God (or other deities). Such communication can be especially powerful when group members highly ... More

Communication Accommodation Theory and Intergroup Communication  

Yan Bing Zhang and Makiko Imamura

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Jul 2017
Group memberships provide a system of orientation for self-definition and self-reference in the process of relating to and managing social distance with others, and the use of language and ... More

Communication, Aging, and Culture  

Robert M. McCann

Research into age and culture strongly suggests that people of different adult generations, regardless of culture, typically regard others and act in ways that display bias in favor of ... More

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