Narrative paradigm; a theory proposed by Walter Fisher; Fisher believe that all form of human communication are to be seen fundamentally as STORIES. That all meaningful communication is a form of story telling or giving a report of events and so human being experience and comprehend life as a series of ongoing narratives each with their own
1. conflict 2. characters 3. beginning 4. middle and 5. endThe way people communicate their deeds, behavior whether in past or future has more to do with telling stories that produce evidence or construct a LOGICAL argument.
Traditional paradigm of the rational world that seems scientific or philosophical approach to knowledge assumes that are Logical and make decision on the basis of evidence and line of argument. Rationality is determined by how much we know and how well we argue in making decision and it depends on judgment about “GOOD REASON”
Good reason include; history, culture, and perception about the status and characters of the other people involvedTHE PSYCHOLOGY OF FISHERSPillars of Walter Fishers . People are story tellers . People interpret stories by using good reasons.
According to Fishers theory good reasons are events of histories or past events in one’s own life culture, and character involved. SITUATION MODEWhen people experience a story what follows is the mental representation of the text. This mental representation is called a SITUATION MODE.This support Fishes mode because people describe the text by determining good reasons.
PROBABILITY AND FIDELITYPeople have inherent skill in determining probabilityExample, Tuntu is a very bright student majoring English, he likes politics because of this he is a representative of his department.. Which of the two statements is more probable:-Statement 1. Tuntu is a farmerStatement 2. Tuntu is a farmer engaging in issues of developing his village he is also a chairman in his village
Probably statement 2. will be more probableNarrative fidelity is defined as whether or not the story that people experience relate to what they know to be true in their own life. NARRATIVE RATIONALITYShows the way we relate to the story . It contain two criteria1. Narrative Coherence- story sticks together parts make a whole, characters are consistent that makes us trust the story
2. Narrative Fidelity;- the story match up with our life and correlate with our ideas, values, and experiences