Constructivism by Jesse Delia



The reporters focused on the theory that Jesse Delia. He explained that
Constructivism is a communication theory that seeks to explain individual differences in
people’s ability to communicate skillfully in social situations. Delia is the former chair of
the department of speech communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
and now serves as the executive director of international research relations at the school.
Along with a network of constructivist researchers, he uses Walter Crockett’s open-ended
Role Category Questionnaire (RCQ) to help us “get inside our head.”

Role Category Questionnaire (RCQ)
On this topic, we focused on how Role Category Questionnaire works. We even let our
classmates participate so that they could fully understand it. We ask two female students to
help us on the RCQ. Then we ask our remaining classmates to give us a word or two about
the two female students. It could be a physical attributes, habits, characteristics, etc. We
also ask them to write it on a piece of paper, after they are done we ask them to encircle
the similarities of the two students.

The main purpose of the Role Category Questionnaire The measure of cognitive

complexity (construct differentiation) based on the standard two‐peer version of
Crockett's Role Category Questionnaire (RCQ) was found to have high four‐week
test‐retest reliability under conditions of either strict enforcement of a time limit
for completion of the RCQ ("timed” version) or no such enforcement ("untimed").
Additionally, for subjects who completed both a timed and an untimed version at a
Castro, Jolas
Chua, Crizz Joy Nina
Claudio, Coleen
Dano, Jazzenits Nicole
De Guzman, Renato
De Jesus, Maricel

Jazzenits Nicole De Guzman. (Write you written report here) Individual Interpretations: As a theory. Maricel . saying that those who are more cognitively complex are always more successful is probably misrepresenting the truth. Crizz Joy Nina Claudio. the correlation of timed and untimed differentiation scores was high. While I agree that people who are able to adapt their messages to particular situations and audiences are more successful than those who are not able. Ontologically. Renato De Jesus. Constructivism is concerned with the cognitive processes that proceed the actual communication within a given situation. Constructivism allows for multiple truths depending on both the abilities of the communicator and receiver in creating and understanding cognitively complex messages. Measuring and observing these cognitive processes can be a difficult task. Coleen Dano. some people have the ability to act (humanistic) using a rhetorical design logic while others are forced to react (scientific) through the use of either expressive or conventional design logic.four‐week interval (with order varied). Jolas Chua. Axiologically this theory is value-conscious Castro. Metatheoretical Assumptions: Epistemologically.

therefore the application of this theory is not very simple.because while it recognizes the capacity for value influence. Jolas Chua. Attempting to study cognitive processes is a difficult task and can make a situation quite complicated.uky. Coleen Dano. Maricel . it does not subscribe to any particular patterns. References: http://www. Crizz Joy Nina Claudio. Renato De Jesus. this theory does a good job in laying the foundations for some important future research about what role the cognitive process plays in people’s communication It also makes predictions that people who are more cognitively complex will be more successful because of their ability to use rhetorical design logic in sending messages.northwestern.html Jazzenits Nicole De Guzman. However. Critique: Constructivism is a scientific theory that attempts to explain why some people are more successful in attaining their interpersonal communication goals than others.asp?id=21371&o_id=139 Castro.