From jobs to relationships, public speaking to internal thoughts, communication is a foundation of society and development. Though communication comes so naturally to so many, many others struggle just to get a single word out. This study takes a look into the fear or anxiety of communication that people face and how that fear can impact their lives.

Communication apprehension (CA) is the fear and anxiety surrounding communication. We will explore how communication apprehension can drastically affect a person’s life on all fronts by examining CA history, CA methods of research, types of CA, and more. Many people, virtually everyone, have experienced communication apprehension and may not even know it. The goal of this project is to raise awareness for those who may have experienced/still experience fear or anxiety around communicating as well as offer ways to cope with these intrusive feelings.

Year Manuscript Completed

Fall 2021

Senior Project Advisor

Dr. Scott Douglas

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

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