Advanced Studies Interpersonal Communication

Advanced Studies Interpersonal Communication : Readings in Theory and Research

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Appropriate for upper-level undergraduates or graduate courses in interpersonal communication, this reader offers the instructor a variety of articles from which to choose, all written on a challenging level that makes this text unique. Readings begin with general theoretical approaches and move to research and contemporary theories of relational formation, conflict, and termination. Features: * Opening chapter defines interpersonal communication and provides a theoretical framework for further discussion and study. * QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER appear at the end of each unit opening, providing students with a focus for their reading and helping them integrate the information from all the readings in the unit. * A unit overview provides a preview for topically grouped readings. * Coverage of research methods is introduced in the second chapter to provide a framework for the readings.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 185.42 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 612.35g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • 0155012452
  • 9780155012455

Table of contents

Part I: Interpersonal Communication. Establishing the Foundations. Part II: General Theoretical Approaches to Interpersonal Communication. Part III: Relationship Preliminaries. Attration, Initiation, Affinity Seeking, Cognition and Nonverbal Immediacy. Part IV: Relationship Talk. Conversations, Turning Points and Self-Disclosure. Part V: Relating and Responding to the Other. Conversational Sensitivity, Empathy and Confirmation. Disconfirmation. Part VI: Persuasion/Compliance Gaining in Personal Relationships. Part VII: Failure Events, Complaints and Conflicts. Part VIII: Relational Disengagement.
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