The fifth installment in our 2023 lecture series will feature IGS Vice-President Corey Anton. Please join us on Monday, September 18th at 6:00 PM EDT for
Comprehending and Minimizing Interpersonal Conflict:
An Adaptation of Laing, Philipson, and Lee’s Interpersonal Perception Method
Have you ever been in an interpersonal conflict and then failed to understand how it all came about? Have you ever felt misunderstood and wondered why others don’t get your perspective? What are some of the main sources of interpersonal conflict, and how can interpersonal strife be minimized and strategically handled? What ways of approaching interpersonal communication best help people have more meaningful and less frustrating encounters? In this lively lecture/discussion, Corey Anton focuses mainly upon Laing, Philipson and Lee’s classic book Interpersonal Perception Method to explore “theory of mind” and to provide basic vocabulary for comprehending dynamics within interpersonal relationships. The talk is designed to help people: (a) become more aware in their self-understanding, (b) learn how to minimize relationship conflict, and (c) gain insight into the basic elements at play in interpersonal relationships. It includes some practical exercises for developing meta-cognitive awareness and will devote time at the end for questions and discussion.
Corey Anton is Professor of Communication Studies at Grand Valley State University and a Fellow of the International Communicology Institute. He is author of Selfhood and Authenticity (2001, SUNY Press), Sources of Significance: Worldly Rejuvenation and Neo-Stoic Heroism (2010, Purdue University Press), Communication Uncovered: General Semantics and Media Ecology (2010, IGS), How Non-being Haunts Being: On Possibilities, Morality, and Death Acceptance (2020, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press), and A. Eye Candy (forthcoming, IGS). He is the editor of Valuation and Media Ecology: Ethics, Morals, and Laws (2010, Hampton Press), and the co-editor, along with Lance Strate, of the collection Korzybski And… (2012, IGS), and co-editor, along with Robert K. Logan and Lance Strate, of the collection, Taking Up McLuhan’s Cause (2017, Intellect Publishing). Past Editor of the journal Explorations in Media Ecology and Past President of the Media Ecology Association, Anton currently serves as Vice-President of the Institute of General Semantics, and on the editorial boards of The Atlantic Journal of Communication, ETC, and Explorations in Media Ecology.
The lecture will be held via Zoom. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Registrants will receive the Zoom link in advance of the lecture.