traditionsoftheory
Map of the Traditions of Communication Theory

The above is a diagram mapping the traditions of theory on a scale from scientific/objective to humanistic/interpretive. The ethical tradition falls directly in the centre as neither an inherently objective nor interpretive tradition, but as one that is considered to necessarily apply across the board of all theories. The list of traditions below will direct you to the post explaining in detail the features of that tradition.

Sociopsychological tradition

Cybernetic tradition

Rhetorical tradition

Semiotic tradition

Ethical tradition

Sociocultural tradition

Critical tradition

Phenomenological tradition