A History of Communication Study: A Biographical Approach

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Free Press, 1994 - Business & Economics - 576 pages

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Contents

Wilbur Schramm and the Founding
1
Wilbur Schramm in about 1947
2
Charles Darwin and Evolutionary Theory
41
Charles Darwin
42
Intellectual Forebears and Descendants of Darwinian Theory
48
Sigmund Freud and Psychoanalytic Theory
65
Sigmund Freud at Age 70
70
Karl Marx and the Critical School
102
Harold Lasswell and Propaganda Analysis
203
Lasswell at Age 69
204
Paul F Lazarsfeld and Mass Communication Effects
244
Paul F Lazarsfeld and Frank Stanton
247
Adoption of Radio and Television in U S Households
265
Kurt Lewin and Group Dynamics
316
Kurt Lewin at the University of Iowa
317
Carl Hovland and Persuasion Research
356

Karl Marx in London at about 60 Years of Age
103
Key Members of the Frankfurt School
109
THE GROWTH OF COMMUNICATION
127
The Chicago School
137
Development in the United States of the Research University
140
Intellectual Forebears and Descendants of the Chicago School
151
John Dewey in about 1904 When He Left
158
George Herbert Mead
167
Robert E Park at the University of Chicago
173
Hovland at Yale University
357
Norbert Wiener and Cybernetics
386
Norbert Wiener at MIT
387
How Feedback Controls a System
396
Claude E Shannons Information Theory
411
The Shannon Model of Communication
416
Wilbur Schramm and the Establishment
445
Principal Figures in the History of Communication Study
496
Index
558

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