Integral Communication Theory and Practice
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This article explores the utility of the AQAL model to understand and enhance communication. More specifically, three areas of integral communication theory and practice are highlighted. First, Jürgen Habermas differentiates the four fundamental dimensions of any communication and gives four correlated validity claims to strengthen the practice of communication. Second, Integral Theory offers a new meta-perspective on Ferdinand de Saussure’s semiotic framework and the practice of translating messages into a form the receiver can more easily digest. Finally, Robert Kegan’s developmental psychology research is drawn on to explore how language can potentially facilitate movement in how the receiver enacts and perceives reality.