Interpersonal Communication

Competence and Contexts

Interpersonal Communication

Interpersonal Communication: Competence and Contexts prepares students to communicate successfully in today's fast-paced and complex society through the implementation of a unique competence-building model. This highly readable text provides the theories, concepts, and applications in a pedagogically sound format based on a model of communication competence made up of three elements: motivation, knowledge, and skill. Studying interpersonal communication through this distinct framework will provide a foundation for students' motivation to communicate competently, increase their knowledge about communication, and enhance their acquisition and performance of communication skills. Covering a broad range of interpersonal communication themes, including strategic alternatives and solutions to communication challenges and information about friendship, family, romantic, and workplace relationships, this Second Edition presents theories, concepts, and activities with engaging examples and an attention-getting design.

Interpersonal Communication

Evolving Interpersonal Relationships

Interpersonal Communication

Interpersonal relationships are the core of our societal system and have been since before the dawn of civilization. In today's world, friends, lovers, companions, and confidants make valuable contributions to our everyday lives. These are the relationships whose members are not automatically participants as a result of their birth and kin affiliations. The focus is on these relationships that must be forged from the sometimes indifferent, and sometimes hostile world. Yet, there is still much that is not known about how these relationships evolve, how partners communicate in on-going relationships, how people keep their relationships together, and how they cope when they fall apart. Primary to the focus of this book is the underlying theme of evolving interpersonal relationships from the initial encounter to the mature alliance. The contributors to this volume provide a contemporary perspective for the study of interpersonal relationships. Fresh areas of scholarly inquiry are presented and existing approaches are re-examined. Research in the introductory chapters breaks new ground, and appraises the ultimate question of what impact initial interactions have on further relational development. The mid-section of the volume concerns communication issues that confront the members of a relationship in process, focusing on how conflict and jealousy are communicated to a relational partner. This research considers relational development as well as obstacles and barriers to evolving relationships. The concluding chapters probe the question: Ultimately do all good things have to come to an end? Employing innovative techniques to examine maturing and disengaging relationships, the research presented here focuses on how interpersonal relationships become committed and mature.

Handbook of Interpersonal Communication

Handbook of Interpersonal Communication

What is interpersonal communication? Is it limited to interaction between two people? Does it only involve personal relationships? Does it go beyond face-to-face interactions? Can it take place in a variety of contexts, such as the workplace, a health practitioner's office, or online? This fully revised Third Edition of the Handbook of Interpersonal Communication addresses these and other fundamental yet pivotal questions, offering graduate students and faculty interested in the study of interpersonal communication an important, state-of-the-art reference work. Providing a complete course of study, the Handbook includes the following units: Basic Issues and Approaches; Perspectives on Inquiry; Fundamental Units; Processes and Functions; and Interpersonal Contexts.

Interpersonal Communication: Everyday Encounters

Interpersonal Communication: Everyday Encounters

Written by Julia T. Wood, one of the communication field's leading scholars, INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: EVERYDAY ENCOUNTERS, 7E, actively engages students in interpersonal theories, ethics, and the understanding of social diversity while fostering skills students will apply in their everyday encounters. This new seventh edition integrates the latest communication research and devotes more attention to and provides additional exercises on active learning. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Interpersonal Communication

Interpersonal Communication

Interpersonal communication has been studied in terms of both communication functions and specialized contexts. This handbook comprehensively covers the field including research on processes of social influence, the role of communication in the development, maintenance and decline of close personal relationships, nonverbal communication, cognitive approaches, communication and conflict, bargaining and negotiation, health communication, organizational socialization and supervisor-subordinate communication, social networks, and technologically-mediated interpersonal communication. Two chapters are dedicated to research methods in the field. The handbook includes chapters by widely recognized and respected scholars in the field.

Interpersonal Communication

Putting Theory Into Practice

Interpersonal Communication

"Interpersonal Communication: Putting Theory Into Practice draws upon theory and research in the field of interpersonal communication to help students identify strategies that will help them to become more skilled communicators. This book introduces students to interpersonal communication as a subject of scientific research that has enormous relevance to their daily lives. The authors' aim to improve students' quality of life by promoting effective communication skills. In this text, students learn to use what researchers have discovered about interpersonal communication to improve their own ability to communicate well. Students are also exposed to contemporary research in interpersonal communication, which is used as a foundation for establishing skill-building tips"--

Interpersonal Communication

Interpersonal Communication

Interpersonal Communication, Fourth Edition empowers you to become a more confident communicator by providing you with both the knowledge and the practical skills you need to make effective communication choices in today's rapidly changing and technologically advanced society. Rather than "telling" you how to communicate, authors Richard L. West and Lynn H. Turner offer a toolbox of key skills so you can actively choose and experiment with strategies appropriate for a given situation. Filled with realistic examples and scenarios that reflect the diversity and interactions of today's students, this practical text makes clear connections among theory, skills, and the life situations we all encounter on a daily basis. New to the Fourth Edition: New personal reflection questions for the IPC Careers and IPC Around Us features help you discover the relevance of interpersonal communication in your everyday life. A new applied theory feature, IPC Praxis, shows you how to apply the theories outlined in the chapter narrative to your life experiences. New chapter wrap-ups, key questions for application, and communication application tests provide you with opportunities to assess what you have learned in the chapter. SAGE edge provides you with helpful tools, including eFlashcards, practice quizzes, and more, in one easy-to-use online environment.

Engaging Theories in Interpersonal Communication

Multiple Perspectives

Engaging Theories in Interpersonal Communication

Use and Understand Interpersonal Communication Theories Engaging Theories in Interpersonal Communication: Multiple Perspectives highlights key theories used to guide interpersonal communication research. The Second Edition features 30 theory chapters written by leading scholars in interpersonal communication, including new coverage of evolutionary theories, Problematic Integration Theory, supportive communication theories, Theory of Motivated Information Management, critical approaches to interpersonal communication, and Media Multiplexity Theory. Each theory chapter follows the same structure to help readers easily find and compare information across theories. An updated introductory chapter maps the history and the current state of interpersonal communication theory since publication of the first edition, based on comprehensive analysis of published scholarship. Presenting both classic and cutting-edge issues, the book organizes theories into three clusters—theories that are individually-centered; theories that are focused on discourse and interaction processes; and theories that examine how communication functions in personal relationships. All authors interweave abstract theoretical concepts with concrete examples in order to maximize readability and comprehension.

Skilled Interpersonal Communication

Research, Theory, and Practice

Skilled Interpersonal Communication

This textbook on communication is directly relevant to a multiplicity of research areas and professions. This revised edition has been expanded to include further research as well as a new chapter on negotiating.

Interpersonal Communication

Pergamon International Library: Pergamon General Psychology Series

Interpersonal Communication

Interpersonal Communication focuses on the basic processes of interpersonal communication, emphasizing the importance of reciprocal influence processes in face-to-face interaction. The topics discussed in this book include the manipulation of interpersonal communication; dual aspect of human communication; dimensions of social interaction; nonverbal communication; and social interaction in subhuman primates. The psychotherapy as interpersonal communication; study of disturbed communication in families; and development of interpersonal communication in children are also deliberated. This text likewise covers the cultural differences in interpersonal communication and study of interpersonal processes. This publication is intended for social psychologists, but is also a good reference for those working in related disciplines that require a social psychological treatment of the subject.