Using the Media Cognition – this is the gaining of knowledge . In recent days I have looked at on line dictionaries and searched for information about various things from prices to historical facts. Diversion I have played Mahjong on line, and listened to music. Social Utility I used e-mail to make arrangements and keep in touch with friends. Withdrawal I have closed my account with a web site that I know longer have time for. During the same period the internet helped me to search for job vacancies, defined terms, linked me with family, provided me with entertainment and kept me abreast of the latest news and opinions and so helped me to formulate my own views on several topics. A break down in communication Within my family there has been, over a number of years, a breakdown in communication with one member.
She has spent much of her adult life living abroad and is married to a man of another race. Because of both distance and personality communication is more erratic than among other members. Because she has spent time absorbing another culture, including its language, we do not always understand what is done or why. At family occasions she and her children often speak almost entirely to each other in another language and they are considered to be having feelings of both alienation and superiority though this isnt necessarily so. On both sides we have tried harder, written and met more often and shared more experiences. The media television , the internet etc cannot be blamed for the way people use it and the material that is transmitted any more than a builder can be blamed for building a wall on which people create graffiti.
... homeostasis which causes stress to the family. Another important aspect for maintaining homeostasis for any family is communication. Family that cannot communicate properly cannot ... full awareness of their responsibilities without proper communication. Communication however is most necessary when the family moves away from homeostasis and drifts towards ...
Electronic Sources Job.com found at http://www.job.com/my.job/sup/jsOn=1 retrieved 15th November 2007 Majong found at http://www.by-art.com/mjong/mjong.php retrieved 15th November 2007 On line dictionary found at http://try.starware.com/tb/landing/reference/refer ence_aqua_en_gb.php?aff_id=googleUK retrieved 15th November 2007 Sky News found at http://news.sky.com/skynews/home retrieved 15th November 2007.