The communibiological perspective: Implications for communication in instruction

James C. McCroskey, Michael Beatty

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Abstract

Recent advances in neurobiology and psychobiology have raised serious questions about the generality and usefulness of the social learning model upon which a meaningful portion of the curriculum of many communication departments is based. Evidence is accumulating to indicate there is a major role played by genetics in human communication behavior. These developments, and generations of disputes over "nature" vs. "nurture," have given rise to what has been called the "communibiological perspective." This paper addresses the implications of the perspective for communication curricula in the 21st century.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalCommunication Education
Volume49
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Communibiology
  • Instruction
  • Nature/nurture

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  • Language and Linguistics
  • Education
  • Communication

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The communibiological perspective : Implications for communication in instruction. / McCroskey, James C.; Beatty, Michael.

In: Communication Education, Vol. 49, No. 1, 01.2000, p. 1-6.

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