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Elwood Murray's pioneering Laboratory in Interpersonal Communication was first conducted on the campus of the University of Denver in 1949. The laboratory was designed to help students internalize the principles of general semantics and apply them to practical, everyday problems in communication. This objective was accomplished through such methods as sociodrama, picture making, problem solving group discussion, and lecture. Various feedback techniques were used as a means of enabling participants to see themselves objectively.


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© Taylor & Francis. Final version published as: Brownell, J. (1982). Elwood Murray’s laboratory in interpersonal communication. Communication Education, 31(4), 325-332. doi: 10.1080/03634528209384700
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