List of Communication Theories


1) Action Assembly Theory

1) Action Assembly Theory

2 Activity-based Communication Analysis

3) Adaptive Structuration Theory

4) Affect Infusion Model

5) Affiliative Conflict Theory

6) Agenda-Setting Theory

7) Allen Curve

8) Alphabet Effect

9) Altercasting

10) Anxiety-Uncertainty Management Theory

11) Argumentation Theory

12) Attraction-Selection-Attrition Framework

13) Attribution Theory

14) Bona Fide Groups

15) Bounded Emotionality

16) Calculus of Concepts

17) Capacity Theory

18) Categorical Imperative

19) Cognitive Dissonance theory

20) Cognitive Valence Theory

21) Communication Accommodation Theory

22) Communication Privacy Management Theory

23) Communitarian Ethics

24) Compliance Gaining Strategies

25) Computer Mediated Communication

26) Constructivism

27) Contextual Design

28) Coordinated Management of Meaning

29) Critical Theory of Communication in Organizations

30) Cultivation Theory

31) Cybernetics

32) Decoding Communication

33) Dependency Theory

34) Dialogic Theory

35) Different Voice

36) Diffusion of Innovations Theory

37) Discourse Ethics-Theory of Communicative Action

38) Discourse Studies

39) Discursive Formation

40) Dramatism

41) Ecolinguistics

42) Egalitarian Dialogue

43) Elaboration Likelihood Model

44) Ethics in Business Communication

45) Expectancy Value Theory

46) Expectancy Violations Theory

47) Face Negotiation Theory

48) Fiction theory

49) FIRO Theory

50) Framing

51) Functional Perspective on Group Decision Making

52) Gatekeeping

53) Genderlect Styles

54) General Semantics

55) Goals-Plans-Action Model

56) Groupthink

57) Harold Innis’s Communications Theories

58) Health Belief Model

59) High- and Low-Context Communication

60) Hyperpersonal Model

61) Hypodermic Needle Theory

62) Image Restoration Theory

63) Information Manipulation Theory

64) Information Theory

65) Integrative Communication Theory

66) Interact System Model of Decision Emergence

67) Interaction Adaptation Theory

68) Interaction Process Analysis

69) Interactional View

70) Interactive Universalism

71) Interpersonal Adaptation Theory

72) Interpersonal Deception Theory

73) Invocational Media

74) Knowledge Gap

75) Language Expectancy Theory

76) Lasswell’s Model of Communication

77) Law of the Suppression of Radical Potential

78) LC4MP

79) Linguistic Relativity

80) Loaded Language

81) Mean World Syndrome

82) Media Ecology

83) Media Equation

84) Media Richness Theory

85) Mediated quasi-interaction

86) Mediational Theory of Meaning

87) Mediatization of Communicative Action

88) Medium Theory

89) Message Design Logic

90) Metacommunicative Competence

91) Miller’s Law

92) Minimalism

93) Model of Text Comprehension

94) Models of Communication

95) Modernization Theory

96) Monopolies of Knowledge

97) Mood management theory

98) Muted Group Theory

99) Narrative Paradigm

100) Narrative Theory

101) Network Theory and Analysis

102) Non-verbal Leakage

103) Organon Model

104) Performance Ethnography

105) Phenomenology

106) Postmodernism

107) Predicted Outcome Value Theory

108) Priming (media)

109) Principle of Veracity

110) Problematic Integration Theory

111) Prophetic Pragmatism

112) Protection Motivation Theory

113) Proxemic Theory

114) Psycho-Linguistic Theory

115) Reduces Social Cues Approach

116) Reinforcement Theory

117) Relational Control

118) Relational Dialectics

119) Rhetoric

120) Secondary Orality

121) Semiotics

122) Shabda

123) Significant Choice

124) Situational Crisis Communication Theory

125) Social Cognitive Theory

126) Social Comparison Theory

127) Social Constructionism

128) Social Exchange Theory

129) Social Identity Model of Deindivuation Effects

130) Social Information Processing Theory

131) Social Judgment Theory

132) Social Learning Theory

133) Social Network

134) Social Objects

135) Social Penetration Theory

136) Social Presence Theory

137) Social Support

138) Social Undermining

139) Speech Act

140) Speech Codes Theory

141) Sphoṭa

142) Spiral of Silence

143) Standpoint Theory

144) Structural Linguistics

145) Structuration Theory

146) Symbolic Communication

147) Symbolic Convergence Theory

148) Symbolic Interactionism

149) System Theory

150) Text and Conversation Theory

151) Theory of Planned Behavior/ Reasoned Action

152) Toronto School of Communication Theory

153) Transactional Model of Stress and Coping

154) Two-Step Flow of Communication

155) Uncertainty Reduction Theory

156) Uses and Gratifications Theory

157) Wiio’s laws

158) Workplace communication

159) Yale Attitude Change

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