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Symbolic Convergence Theory and Fantasy Rock Bands

My coworkers and I devised a comical and long-running fantasy communication scenario. I can’t believe someone created a theory (SCT) that explains it. Developed by communication theorist Ernest Bormann, Symbolic Convergence Theory (SCT) explains how the sharing of narratives or fantasies can create and sustain a group consciousness. Instead of deep diving into theory particulars …

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Communications Research in Business Settings

One of my SUNY Oswego graduate school professors revealed something to me last semester about her undergrad communications students. Most, apparently, possessed a general dislike of communications research. According to my professor, a number of them chose to study communications because it wasn’t math. They were word-oriented and number-averse. Unfortunately, you can’t successfully conduct or …

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