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Trait Theory

  • By: Min-Sun Kim
  • In: Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
  • Edited by: Stephen W. Littlejohn & Karen A. Foss
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Communication Theory

Trait theory, having had an important impact on communication research, constitutes one of the main approaches to the study of human communication. Trait theory holds that people tend to exhibit certain communication styles and predicts that these traits make one communicate ...

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