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 Dramatism and Self-Presentation

 Self-presentation emphasizes dramaturgical concepts developed by Erving Goffman and strategies of impression management. Effective interpersonal communicators are able to manage communication apprehension and develop qualities of high emotional intelligence while being "on-stage." While much of the work in dramatism has been done in the field of sociology, the theory has its roots in the literary and rhetorical theory and criticism of Kenneth Burke.



Theories of Self-Presentation

Competencies for Impression Management

Self Presentation and Communication Apprehension

Developing Communicativae and Emotional Intelligence

Kenneth Burke and Dramatism

cultural context | self | relational development | listening & perception | messages | process of communication | relationships
Copyright, 2000-05 by Terrence A. Doyle, Ph. D.
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