The Theories of Communication Essay

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UNIT 1 P2 & M1 THEORIES OF COMMUNICATIONS There are two theories of communications to be explained in this task. They are Michael Argyle’s theories and Bruce Tuckman’s theories. Michael Argyle theories of the communication cycle. Michael Argyle was born in Nottingham in 1925. He became a social psychologist in 1972. He spends most of his occupation/career in University of Oxford as a lecture as Reader in Social Psychology. When he stops working, he became a teacher at Oxford Brookes. In 1972, Argyle argued that interpersonal interaction was an ability that can be studied and improved. He gave an example to go with his point and that is, when someone is learning how to drive a car. Jimmy, W & Larry, S (2001) Wikipedia (Online) Available: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael Argyle_(psychologist)‎ Assessed on 30th September,2013 16:05 Argyle’s theories of the communication cycle were: Ideas occur: This is the first stage where the person thinks of the situation before starting to interact. Message coded: This is the second stage of the person thinking of how to present or send it; through verbal way or non-verbal way or any other that the person can send the message. Message sent: This is the third stage that the person has sent it correctly. Message received: This is the fourth stage that the receiver has received the message. Message decoded: This is the fifth stage when the receiver is trying to know what the person meant. Message understood/Feedback: This is the last stage when the receiver understood of what the person said. This theory can be used in one to one conversion in a health and social context. Example: between a social worker and a child with hearing difficulties. Idea occurs; the social worker will be thinking of what to tell the child like she wants to tell the child to sit down. Message coded; she will be thinking of way to send the

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