When Norms are Violated: Imagined Interactions as Processing and Coping Mechanisms
Document Type Article
Published in Communication Monographs, volume 68 issue 3, 2001. Bryant users may access this article here.
Presents a study which examined the receivers' symbolic cognitive process in response to particular types of norm violations. Definition of several violation theories; How imagined interactions affect the symbolic information processing of receivers; Analysis of the reliance of students on imagined or real interactions to norm violating teachers.