Instructional/developmental communication: Current theory, research, and future trends

Jon F. Nussbaum, Gustav Friedrich

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The Instructional/Developmental Communication Division of ICA has produced a significant literature investigating communication processes within instructional settings as well as communication change occurring throughout the life span. This article documents the significant theoretical developments and empirical findings by communication scholars that have occurred over the past several decades. In addition, based upon the strengths and weaknesses of theory and research, it sets an agenda for future research within instructional/developmental research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)578-593
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Communication
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language


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