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Oral Communication Apprehension

  • James C. McCroskey
  • Michael J. Beatty
Part of the Emotions, Personality, and Psychotherapy book series (EPPS)

Abstract

Communication apprehension (CA) is a broadly based anxiety related to oral communication (McCroskey, 1970). More specifically, CA is “an individual’s level of fear or anxiety associated with either real or anticipated communication with another person or persons” (McCroskey, 1982b; 1984).

Keywords

Social Anxiety Cognitive Restructuring Physiological Arousal Public Speaking Systematic Desensitization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James C. McCroskey
    • 1
  • Michael J. Beatty
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Speech CommunicationWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA

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