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Interactional Theory


 Interactional Theory is an application of general systems theory to the study of interpersonal communications. The theoretic base for the model grows out of the study of biology, espeically in the work of Ludwig von Bertalanffy. Applications to human communication systems were made by the Palo Alto Group, whose focus was upon family systems and group therapy.


General Systems Theory

Palo Alto Group


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