Play Theory of Communication

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William Stephenson


A distinction is drawn between information and communication, the former implying work and change (communication pain and self loss), the latter play and entertainment (communication pleasure and self enhancement). A play theory of communication is proposed as a broad abduction in which the self as attitudinal is axiomatic, and for which Q technique and its methodology provide operational pragmatics. Cultural implications are discussed, and research directions are outlined.

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Stephenson, W. (2024). Play Theory of Communication. Operant Subjectivity, 9(4). Retrieved from