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Illustrates communication’s role in human relationships
This title introduces students to interpersonal communication principles and theories through the use of commonplace experiences, such as relationships with roommates, friends and co-workers. The book aims to motivate students to critically think about their own relational communication; it also peaks student interest in social science research.
MySearchLab is a part of the Knapp/Vangelisti/Caughlin program. Research and writing tools, including access to academic journals, help students explore human communication in even greater depth. To provide students with flexibility, students can download the eText to a tablet using the free Pearson eText app.
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Table of Contents
Part I: Human Communication in Developing Relationships
Chapter 1: Communication: The Lifeblood of Relationships
Chapter 2: Stages of Coming Together and Coming Apart
Part II: Factors Affecting Human Communication Behavior in Relationships
Chapter 3: The Nature of the Communicators
Chapter 4: The Communication Environment: Cultural and Physical
Part III: Interaction Patterns for Coming Together
Chapter 5: The Genesis of Dialogue
Chapter 6: Interaction Rituals
Chapter 7: The Foundations of Intimate Dialogue
Part IV: Interaction Patterns and the Maintenance of Relationships
Chapter 8: Maintaining Relationships Through Dialogue: Disclosures, Lies, and Fights
Chapter 9: Maintaining Relationships Through Dialogue: Commitment and Intimacy
Part V: Interaction Patterns for Coming Apart
Chapter 10: Communication and the Process of Relationship Disengagement
Chapter 11: The Dialogue of Distance and De-escalation
Part VI: Toward More Effective Communication in Relationships
Chapter 12: Evaluating and Developing Effective Communication in Relationships