COMMUNICATION, PERCEPTION AND THE MEDIA

 

COMMUNICATION, PERCEPTION AND THE MEDIA

Merrelyn Emery, 2018

Open Systems Theory (OST) has always been vitally concerned about communication in all its forms. Obviously that is because communication is one of the most highly visible behaviours in which we engage: less obviously, it is because ‘communication’ is often taken for granted as some primary, simple and well understood bedrock feature of the human being when it is neither primary, simple nor well understood. As the papers in this section demonstrate, the term ‘communication’ covers a multitude of behaviours both adaptive and maladaptive, in a range of contexts over a range of media.

A CHOICE OF FUTURES: TO ENLIGHTEN OR INFORM

Fred Emery, Merrelyn Emery

Exploration of the nature of human communication and the media is a prerequisite to any assessment of the likely future role of communications.
We cannot assume that the nature of these things is transparently obvious to everyone and therefore commonly understood.

INTRODUCTION TO PHD

Merrelyn Emery, 2019

It gradually became clear during the 1970s that our critical cognitive abilities and consciousness itself was being negatively impacted by the new technologies based on the cathode ray tube (CRT). The thesis was written when this was the dominant technology being employed in our search for more efficient and effective ways of working, learning, being informed and entertained. Like all innovations it was subjected to diverse explorations.

THE SOCIAL AND NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF TELEVISION AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR MARKETING PRACTICE: AN INVESTIGATION OF ADAPTATION TO THE CATHODE RAY TUBE

Merrelyn Emery, 1986

I hereby declare that this thesis is my own work and that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, it contains no material previously published or written by another person nor material which to a substantial extent has been accepted for the award of any other degree or diploma of a university or other institute of higher learning, except where due acknowledgement is made in the text of the thesis - Merrelyn Emery

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