Date of Defense
Dr. Kathleen Propp
Dr. Steve Rhodes
Interpersonal communication comprises a large part of our daily communication and time. Effective interpersonal communication is not "common sense" but it can be learned. One way to become a more effective communicator is to engage in "other-oriented" communication. That is, using the receiver-orientation to communication and active listening. This perspective of communication promotes a supportive environment where people are comfortable sharing thoughts, beliefs, values, and ideas. Through participation in this program, participants will appreciate the importance of a supportive communication environment, understand the "other-orientation" to, and effectively engage in interactions using the receiver-orientation to communication and active listening.
Get in the Game! was specifically designed for college student mentors, but can be used in other settings with simple modifications.
Bellino, Amanda R., "Get in the Game! Creating a Winning Environment through 'Other-Oriented' Communication" (2005). Honors Theses. 778.
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