Non communicable illnesses such as communicable infections and communicable communicable disease are more prevalent than previously thought.
They can be extremely disruptive to the health of individuals, families, and communities.
Now, a team of researchers at the University of Adelaide has created a new way of thinking about communication and communication with strangers.
The study, published in the journal Communication, suggests that people may not only be able to communicate more with others without the need to worry about communicable illness, but also avoid being stigmatised for being communicative.
The study involved a group of participants who were told they would be tested on their ability to communicate through a set of social media apps. “
The new research is a great step forward and gives us the tools to understand more about the psychological and psychological processes that make communication so difficult and often stressful.”
The study involved a group of participants who were told they would be tested on their ability to communicate through a set of social media apps.
Participants were told to use the social media app to communicate, but were also asked to rate their level of discomfort with communicable health concerns.
Participants rated their discomfort with the communicable concerns as a function of their communication ability and how comfortable they felt with their social environment.
The results showed that people who were rated as having the highest level of social discomfort with communicating were also the most likely to use communication apps to communicate.
They also reported feeling more anxious about their social and personal relationships, but these were not correlated with their level or degree of discomfort.
Dr Dolan said the research was a first step in helping people develop more effective communication strategies.
“We can’t predict communicable outbreaks but we can predict communicative discomfort,” he said.
“There is no reason why you can’t have a more effective conversation with a friend or family member and be more comfortable and more communicative.”
‘We have no reason to feel afraid’ The research also found that communicable anxiety was not linked to how often people used communication apps or whether they used the apps frequently.
“Communication anxiety is an anxiety about communicating with people and so it’s not necessarily an anxiety we have to feel,” Dr Dola said.
Dr Daniel Bowers, an associate professor of communication at Newcastle University, said the study showed there were many possible communication strategies people could employ.
“It’s certainly not a reason to not be communicative with someone, it’s just not a good reason to be communicating at all,” he told RN Breakfast.
“So I think it shows that you can use communication as a tool to be more communicable, to have more social interaction and to make friends, but we have no other way of having more social interactions with people.”
Dr Dolpho said communication apps could be used as a way of socialising, as well as having a social circle.
“I think it’s really important that people are communicating with each other, but not in the way that they’re using communication apps,” he added.
“Because if they’re communicating with one person they’re not communicating with the whole of the community.”
The researchers hope the research will help other people who may be in a similar situation to the study participants, or those who are struggling to communicate in the future.
They are now testing a different type of communication app that can be used in a peer-to-peer way.
The team is also working on a research paper that could provide new ways of understanding communicable mental health conditions, as they can have long-lasting effects.
The research was funded by the Australian Government Research Program, Australian Research Council (AARC), and the Australian Science Foundation (ASF).
Dr Dolfo is also a member of the Queensland Government’s research group, The Conversation’s Science & Technology Research Centre.