Cultural and personal impact

XV.6 November + December 2008
Page: 65
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Authors:
Karen Renaud, Judith Ramsay, Mario Hair

The survival of the species depends upon communication between its members. The mechanisms underlying human communication have long been scrutinized, from Darwin's examination of the role of emotion, to later studies related to the ways in which people form attachments. Of particular interest are studies about how individuals and groups communicate. Whole journals are dedicated to human communication and communication disorders. Although survival is dependent upon communication, as a species, we need to do more than simply survive. Maslow attempted to enhance understanding of this with his proposal of a number of "human needs," which start off with the…




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