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Now in its sixth edition, Interpersonal Communication continues to help students learn the skills needed to communicate effectively in an increasingly complex environment, while interweaving the most current research and important theories in interpersonal communication. This edition includes greater coverage of computer-mediated communication all throughout the text, and introduces two new boxed features of high appeal: ·"Research in Review" boxes provide abstracts of recent, key studies in the field ·"Screening Room" boxes look at contemporary films and the interpersonal communication concepts they help to illustrate In addition to the updating throughout, key revisions in the text include · Chapter 3, Nonverbal Competence , updates research and reorganizes discussion of nonverbal codes into three categories-visual, auditory, and invisible. · Chapter 6, Interpretive Competence , includes exciting new research showing connections between the brain and mind, as well as the physical and the social. It also features a new discussion of emotion and motivation, a reorganized treatment of social cognitive schema, and expanded material on listening with a section on emotional intelligence. · Chapter 9, Goal Competence , has been rewritten and simplified to make explanations of general theories of influence more accessible, and includes more material on how individuals use daily conversation to influence one another. · Companion Website - www.oup.com/us/trenholm - includes discussion questions, test items, additional activities, and handouts previously found in the text
Sarah Trenholm is Professor of Speech Communication at Ithaca College.
Arthur Jensen is Professor of Communication and Associate Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University.
Table of Contents
|Each chapter ends with Skill Building and Process to Performance|
|Introduction: Communication and Competence|
|What is Communication?|
|Definitions of Human Communication|
|Characteristics of Communication|
|A Model of Communicative Competence|
|Individual Knowledge and Communicative Competence|
|Social Context and Communicative Competence|
|The Link Between Process and Performance|
|Bonzo Goes to College: Attempts to Teach Language to Primates|
|Insulting the Meat: An Interpersonal Communication Ritual|
|Research in Review: Communication Competence in the Classroom|
|Screening Room: Meet the Parents|
|Interpersonal Communication: Building Relationships|
|What is Interpersonal Communication: The Nature of Dyads|
|The Situational Approach to Interpersonal Communication|
|The Developmental Approach to Interpersonal Communication|
|The Role of Interpersonal Communication in Relationships|
|What Is a Relationship?|
|The Characteristics of Relationships|
|Relational Paths: Intimacy and Distance|
|Interpersonal Profiles: Private and Public Paths|
|Independence vs. Conformity: A Basic Interpersonal Dilemma|
|Building Relationships: What Does it Take to be Relationally Competent?|
|Communication Competence and Relationships|
|Some Characteristics of Healthy Relationships|
|The Neuroscience of Love: Why We Need Relationships|
|Mind Your Manners: Some Social Functions of Etiquette|
|Research in Review: How Childhood Relationships Can Make Us Sick|
|Screening Room: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind|
|What is Nonverbal Communication?|
|The Power of Nonverbal Codes|
|The Functions of Nonverbal Codes|
|Modifying Verbal Messages|
|Regulating the Flow of Interaction|
|The Structure of Nonverbal Codes: Visual, Auditory, and Invisible Communication|
|Visual Communication: Proxemics, Kinesics, and Artifacts|
|Balancing Nonverbal Codes: Compensating and Reciprocating|
|Expectancy Violations Theory|
|Cognitive Valence Theory|
|Compensating and Reciprocating in Everyday Life|
|The Interplay of Verbal and Nonverbal Communication|
|A Nonlinear History of Handshaking|
|The "Guarded Self": How to Avoid Being Seen in Public|
|Research in Review: Detecting Deception from Nonverbal Behavior|
|Screening Room: Freaky Friday|
|What is Language?|
|Differences Between the Verbal and Nonverbal Codes|
|Characteristics of the Verbal Code|
|The Functions of Language|
|The Structure of Language: Three Levels of Meaning|
|Semantic meaning: Language at the Level of the Word|
|Syntactic Meaning: Language at the Level of the Utterance|
|Pragmatic Meaning: Language at the Level of the Speech Act|
|Language, Power, and Politics|
|Linguistic Determinism: The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis|
|Language, Thought, and Action: Language and Naming|
|Group Membership and Language Use: Discourse and Identity|
|Speaking with Names: An Apache Language Ritual|
|Talking Tough in Teamsterville: Male Role Enactment in an Urban Community|
|Research in Review: Polite|
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