Em Griffin Essays and Term Papers

  • Making Friends & Making Them Count

    Book Review: Making Friends and Making Them Count By Em Griffin Liberty University Authors Notes This book review is for fall 2011 COMS 101 Abstract In the following review of Em Griffin’s book, Making Friends & Making Them Count, I will attempt to provide a synopsis of the work, critical...

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  • Communications: Making Friends

    this paper, I will be covering the main points of the book titled, “Making Friends, and Making them Count,” by Em Griffin. I try to thoroughly explain the advice, pointers, and tips that Griffin gives us to guide us to better relationship formation and communication. My opinions of his book will also be...

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  • Face Negotiation Theory

    Research and Assessment Stella Tingy-Toomey’s face negotiation theory goes in depth on how “people of different cultures respond to conflict” (Griffin, 2009). How does one protect his/her public self-image or refrain from embarrassing the other disputant(s) when arguing? Tingy-Tommey feels as if...

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  • Making Friends & Making Them Count

    Synopsis, Analysis, and Prospectus of Em Griffin’s Making Friends & Making Them Count Kathy Bennett Communications 101, C04 Professor Pressley November 11, 2011 Synopsis Em Griffin’s book Making Friends (& Making Them Count) (1987) is about understanding yourself, others, and what...

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  • Functional Perspective on Group Decision Making

    face a challenging task. They stressed that communication or the term they used, “group interaction” has a positive effect on the final decision. Griffin(2011) quoted from Hirokawa and Gouran that FPGDM, “is the prescriptive approach that describes and predicts task-group performance when four communication...

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  • What Is Communication

    What is communication? Communication is “the relational process of creating and interpreting messages that elicit a response” (Griffin pg. 6). Communication is a vital part of our daily lives even if we do not think that we are communicating we are, as it is something that cannot be stopped. It is both...

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  • Making Friends

    Abstract In the following paper, I shall attempt to cover the main points of Em Griffin’s book “Making Friends and Making Them Count”, then I will provide a critical analysis of his work in my opinion; and lastly explain what of his advice I will apply to my life. I have pulled research from ...

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  • Cognitive Dissonance

    more important the issue and the greater the discrepancy between our behavior and our belief, the higher the magnitude of dissonance we will feel (Griffin 217).” I never realized it, but cognitive dissonance is something that people go through everyday of their lives. The fear of failure or unwanted...

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  • Lost

    provides you with an opportunity to develop your understanding of relationship formation principles as they relate to your life. It requires you to read Em Griffin’s Making Friends & Making Them Count and to write a paper in which you (1) summarize the book’s major concepts; (2) assess your relationship...

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  • Interpretive vs. Objective Theory: Communication Studies

    communication studies. Author of A First Look at Communication Theory Em Griffin, describes interpretive theories as “the linguistic work of assigning meaning or value to communicative texts; assumes that multiple meanings or truths are possible” (Griffin, p.15). He also defines objective theory as “the assumption...

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  • Essay Namesake

    grape. There’s a thing I ain’t never had enough of. Gonna get me a whole big bunch a grapes off a bush, or whatever, an’ I’m gonna squash ‘em on my face an’ let ‘em run offen my chin.” (Steinbeck 75) Likewise, another effective use of biblical referencing is when Tom encounters a snake on the road to...

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  • Muted Group Theory

    are the reason why women (and minorities) are considered muted groups because they are considered to be lower in status than the dominant groups (Griffin, 1996). Muted Group Theory is based on 3 assumptions. The first assumption states man and women see the world differently based on their past experiences...

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  • Spiral of Silence Theory

    with those guys any more – they’re cheating you blind.” “Oh I know the game is rigged,” the farmhand replied, “but it’s the only game in town.” [Griffin, Em. "Spiral of Silence." A First Look at Communciation Theory. 7th ed. N.p.: McGraw-Hill, n.d. N. pag. Print]. Television is usually the only game...

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  • Test

    Gruden's QB Camp, 7 p.m. ET No One Like Him Robert Griffin III's suffix is a symbol of his family's journey, but made him unique, too. Tom Friend » RG3's leap »Source: Luck told he's No. 1 »TannehillSportsCenter Grantland: Don't draft 'em! »BlogInsider ESPN.com Illustration NFL Draft Profile ...

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  • Cognitive Dissonance in Marital Satisfaction

    a sense of personal responsibility, or self-affirmation can explain dissonance reduction. (Socio-psychological tradition) (Festinger, as cited in Griffin, 2011) How can we observe “cognitive dissonance” in Marital Satisfaction? In Marital Satisfaction, we can observe cognitive dissonance in 3 different...

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  • Pest Analysis of Tele Medicin

    introduced by GP in our country. It helps us to surf Internet, web, sending & receiving E-Mails direct in our cell phones. ➢ SMS/MMS/EMS: SMS, MMS and EMS are the most common form of messaging technology to us. GP is very much concerned about these and trying to give the best coverage within minimum...

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  • Tannen’s Genderlect Styles Applied to Communication Problems in Intimate Relationship

    gender and language. What Is Genderlect? Genderlect is the term used by Em Griffin (2000) to label Deborah Tannen’s theory of “cross-cultural communication” which describes communication between men and women. Griffin continues to explain, “The term genderlect suggests that masculine and feminine...

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  • Communication Theory

    describe by many scholars. However, according to the textbook, A First Look at Communication Theory, Em Griffin, (2003) "we cannot avoid using theories in our lives and theories do make our lives better (Griffin, 2003, p. 2)." Another example that describes communication theory comes from the textbook, Communication...

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  • Is There a Tension Between Politics and Sentimentalism in Uncle Tom's Cabin

    and I could save ye, I’d give ye my heart’s blood; and, if taking every drop of blood in this poor old body would save your precious soul, I’d give ’em freely, as the Lord gave his for me. Oh, Mas’r! don’t bring this great sin on your soul! It will hurt you more than’t will me! Do the worst you can,...

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  • Film Analysis - Social Penetration Theory in the Breakfast Club

    Breakfast Club The Social Penetration Theory, adapted by Irwin Altman and Dalmas Taylor, is based on the idea that people are layered like onions, (Griffin 133). These layers are made up by different things that hide an individual’s true self. One’s true self can include his or her hopes, fears, likes...

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