Subscribe Today
Home Articles Reader Opinion Editorial Book Reviews Discussion Writers Guide About TCRecord
transparent 13

Why Adults Read

by Wilbur Schramm - 1956

It is our task in this paper to take this large picture apart. We shall consider this lifelong behavior of man as a series of decisions to read or not to read a given piece of writing at a given time in a given situation. We shall suggest some general models as to why these decisions take place, but we must also record great variations in the models and great individual differences among readers.

To view the full-text for this article you must be signed-in with the appropriate membership. Please review your options below:

Store a cookie on my computer that will allow me to skip this sign-in in the future.
Send me my password -- I can't remember it
Purchase this Article
Purchase Why Adults Read
Individual-Resource passes allow you to purchase access to resources one resource at a time. There are no recurring fees.
Become a Member
Online Access
With this membership you receive online access to all of TCRecord's content. The introductory rate of $25 is available for a limited time.
Print and Online Access
With this membership you receive the print journal and free online access to all of TCRecord's content.

This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 55, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 57 Number 10, 1956, p. 57-88
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20032, Date Accessed: 9/23/2021 8:32:58 PM

Purchase Reprint Rights for this article or review
Member Center
In Print
This Month's Issue