Re: symbolic interactionism and PCP

Fri, 18 Aug 1995 07:04:38 -0400 (EDT)

In response to Geoff Pearce's inquiry, SI and PCP have a great deal in
common philosophically. In the field of communication studies, the
theory we casually refer to as constructivism is actually a hybrid of SI,
PCP and two or three other theories. For a discussion of the
compatibility of SI and PCP and how they might be merged, see:

Delia, J.G., O'Keefe, B.J., & O'Keefe, D.J. (1982). The constructivist
approach to communication. In F.E.X. Dance (Ed.), Human communication
theory: Comparative essays (pp. 147-191). New York: Harper & Row.

Ted Zorn
Department of Communication Studies
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Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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