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Theories of the communication cycle and group formation

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´╗┐Rebecca Unit 130028133 Theories of the communication cycle and group formation Michael Argyle (1972) ? The communication Cycle Argyle believed that interpersonal communication was like learning to drive, a skill that could be developed. It involves building an understanding of listening, observing and reflecting on what another person may try to communicate. The communication cycle could be: Ideas occur ? You have an Idea to communicate. Message coded ?You consider the options of communicating your idea and put your thoughts into words or sign language etc. Message sent ? You convey your message in a way that you might find more comfortable. ...read more.


Bruce Tuckman (1965) how does observations of Communication styles impact on a group/person Tuckman thought that the communication within a group can be effected by how the people should feel around each other and if these people have first met different people may have different reactions. Tuckman suggested four stages to a process groups go through. Forming - This is when a group of strangers come together for a meeting and begin to talk about themselves. Storming ? This is when a group begin to fall out with certain people and there is a tension within the group and disagreement about how the group acts. ...read more.


His system was based on his thoughts of there being three fundamental dimensions which structure interactions in a group: Dominance/Submission - Whether the group members took control and tried to lead or whether they just followed what people said and was quiet. Friendliness/Unfriendliness - Is the member enthusiastic shows kindness and acts welcoming or whether they show hostility, refuse to help and put people down. Acceptance of Authority/ Non acceptance- Is this person focused on getting things done, glad to do the role given to them and will listen or talk back, refuses to work the allocated role and acts resentful. R.F. Bales research influenced many people and researchers into psychology in the 20th century. ...read more.

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