Interaction Appearance Theory is a theory that developed by Kelly Fudge Alba, Mark Knapp and Katherine Then. This theory explains that communication can help in developing the appearance of a person. Their attractiveness would increase if their communication skills work best. This theory states that communication would actually give benefits to the people who are not physically attractive if used wisely. Mostly communication helps men and women who are trying to look for a partner, and also wanted to lid a strong relationship with others.
Because maintaining the beauty could be very expensive, we could use this theory in keeping ourselves appealing by means Of good interaction. The theory predicts that communication has an influence to the physical appeal of a person. Interaction Appearance Theory is actually used during an interpersonal communication because it requires interaction with different people. Your physical attractiveness is based in your ways of speaking or communicating. This theory believes that physical appearance is important in a romantic relationship.
In this article Feinting included that the appearance of a person is more important to men than to women, while women would be attracted to the way the men speak rather than what he looks like. The relationship would be potential if good communication is developed. The variables in this theory is determined by interviews or experiments where people described their ideal partner being physically attractive but then after months since they met the opposite of their ideal guy, it worked great with someone who is not good-looking but communicate well and maintained a great interaction. DRAMA THEORY (Entertainment-Education)
Drama theory came from a mathematical game. This game has rules that is unchangeable. Most people is indecisive and can be perceived easily by what they see, also their emotions, actions do change depending on situations. This theory shows how characters in a drama communicate and affects the audience. It states that the drama connects with the people emotionally. The protagonist would always get the empathy of the audience and the antagonist would always be the cause of the conflict. The characters are the persons involve in this theory and also they play the important role because hey are the ones who communicates to the audience.
The Drama theory states how characters or the drama itself influence people’s behaviors, values and beliefs. People could be deceived by what the characters was showing. The drama theory is an interpersonal communication and also predicts that the audience would change according to what they idealize. CONTROL THEORY Control theory also known as Social Control Theory is developed by Walter Reckless. This theory states that that people’s behavior is based on what his needs and wants or desires. According to this theory the person and the society is connected to each other.
The society plays an important role in individuals’ desires and needs. This theory explains the behavior of a person in a situation. In this theory deviance (not controlled) behavior is mentioned. This negative behavior is caused by lack of bond or communication to society especially to the family. There are four different types of bonds namely attachment, commitment, involvement, belief. According to Reckless the society and the people around us do affects the way we behave. A person who is a criminal is a product of what he hears and sees, because of exposure o negative things.
In this theory interpersonal communication and interpersonal communication is shown because the society feeds information to the individual which he takes in to him causing his behavior. ATTRIBUTION THEORY Attribution theory was developed by Frizz Hider. This theory clearly explains how people explain the things happening around them and how they explain the things that they and you do. According to Hider there are 2 types of attribution, the internal attribute more on interpersonal communication where a person explains every actions he makes.
The second hype is the external where a person finds reasons and explanation for the happenings around him. This theory is both interpersonal and interpersonal, inter because the external attribution requires communication between you and other people while interpersonal because the theory states that there were times you questioned yourself too. LANGUAGE EXPECTANCY THEORY Language Expectancy Theory came from Burgeon, Jones and Stewart. This theory states that people reacts in how people speaks or communicates. The language has patterns or rules. There are three factors expected in the hurry.
The communicator where his role played is based On the norms. The relationship, it is been the sender and receiver, how they communicate with each other and the context of the situation or the emotion, feelings and environment. The theory clearly explains that the manner of how an individual speaks do matter. This theory is interpersonal because it requires communication between two people the communicator and the receiver. The theory predicts that people has different ways on analyzing and understanding the context of the language. TWO STEP FLOW THEORY
Paul Laagered, Bernard Barbells and Hazel Gauged were the ones who introduces the Two Step Theory. According to this theory there is an opinion leader and an opinion follower. An opinion leader is a leader only to a certain group. The opinion of other people would be based on their opinion leader. In this theory the follower has a choice in choosing who their opinion leader would be. The persons involve in this theory is a leader and the follower. Communication is used in perceiving other people. But in this case the follower has the decision who would they believe. Example of a two-step flow theory is the government.
People believe the authorities and follow them. This theory explains that people has the say for whether they let the leaders influence them, or change their perceptions. CONCLUSION Theories are made for us to understand more the flow of communication, it helps us to appreciate the negative and positive benefits of it and be able to use it in our daily lives communicating. In this research paper we could see that there are six theories presented. Interaction Appearance Theory, Drama Theory, Control Theory, Attribution Theory, Language Expectancy Theory, Two-Step Flow Theory are the theories presented.
In Interaction Appearance Theory it states that physical attractiveness is a big factor in a relationship whereas good communicating skill also do matter. In this case the communication skills of a person could help in increasing one’s appeal. Drama Theory shows how characters in a drama, the plot or the story itself affects the people. It shows that entertainment can be an education where people would enjoy watching and learn at the same time. It shows how emotionally attached the audience to the characters of the story and the effects of it. Control Theory predicts that environment affects the people.
Their interaction could change the way of their behavior. Attribution Theory explains how people gives justice to the actions they made. It explains that people tend to give reasons on how they communicate or why they comma incite. Language Expectancy Theory predicts that people have their own pattern and ways of communicating, that language has its rules and patterns that helps in understanding of the people when it comes to the context of language. Two-step theory explains that communication is one way but then people has their own decision who would they believe.
Also it shows that people believe hose who are in authority and let someone to change their perceptions. These theories helped me in understanding more the flow of communication and how it was developed through times. Communication plays an important role in our daily lives, because we used it for building a strong relationship with others and also building ourselves more because communication can also be between you and yourself when knowing you inner self. It is important to develop good communication skills, and also being aware of the negative and positive effects of interaction.