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《Journal of Shanghai University(Social Sciences Edition)》 2018-02
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Revisiting Intrapersonal Communication

NIE Xin-ru;CHEN Hong-mei;School of Communication,East China Normal University;  
The concept of "intrapersonal communication",regarded as one of the five major categories of communication in China,came from early western communication studies,but since the beginning of the 1990 s,it has been gradually removed from the classic literature in the west. Despite the questioning about the category of intrapersonal communication by Chinese scholars such as Lin Zhida,Dong Tiance,it failed to arouse enough attention. On the contrary,theories about intrapersonal communication have gradually formulated in China,holding that there is a sufficient communication system in human body,in which "subjective me"converses with"objective me"in an interactive communication model. However,viewed from the research findings from disciplines like cognitive psychology and philosophy,the inner communication system formed in the human body can hardly be established,with the defects of being too simple and dualistic in the understanding of mental activities,which is contradictory to the current international trend of monistic approach to human mental and psychological issues. In addition,the symbolic interaction theory as the theoretical base for intrapersonal communication is against Mead's social theory. In view of this,the concept"intrapersonal communication"cannot be established.
【CateGory Index】: G206
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