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Interpersonal Communication and Human Relationshipsprovides comprehensive coverage of the field in the context of developing relationships.Grounded in both contemporary and classic scholarship, the experienced author team engages the reader through an abundance of relatable stories, accessible writing, and the thoughtful application of interpersonal communication research to everyday life. Focusing on communicationrs"s role in the growth and decay of human relationships, this text introduces interpersonal communication principles and theories through the use of common experiences.Interpersonal Communication and Human Relationshipsaims to motivate readers to critically think about their own relational communication and those of others, and to peak interest and affinity for future social science research. A market leader for over twenty years, this Sixth Edition retains its classic features including the citations of the most current research from communication and social psychology; thorough coverage of dialogue, speech, and interaction patterns; true stories, executive summary boxes, cartoons, and diagnostic tests.
Table of Contents
|Human Communication in Developing Relationships||p. 1|
|Communication: The Lifeblood of Relationships||p. 2|
|Relationship Messages||p. 4|
|Five Important Misconceptions About Communication in Relationships||p. 8|
|How Communication Changes as Our Relationships Develop||p. 14|
|Dimensions of Communication: Patterns and Variations||p. 20|
|Selected Readings||p. 25|
|Stages of Coming Together and Coming Apart||p. 30|
|Types of Relationships||p. 31|
|A Model of Interaction Stages in Relationships||p. 33|
|Interaction Stages||p. 37|
|Movement: In, Out, and Around Stages||p. 47|
|Selected Reading||p. 60|
|Factors Affecting Human Communication Behavior in Relationships||p. 69|
|The Nature of the Communicators||p. 70|
|The Influence of Interpersonal Needs||p. 71|
|The Role of Interpersonal Needs||p. 76|
|Analyzing Our Own Needs and Those of Others||p. 79|
|Interpersonal Needs Across the Lifespan||p. 80|
|Interpersonal Needs of Females and Males||p. 89|
|Selected Readings||p. 95|
|The Communication Environment: Cultural and Physical||p. 103|
|The Influence of the Cultural Environment||p. 105|
|The Influence of the Immediate Physical Environment or Setting||p. 120|
|Selected Readings||p. 130|
|Interaction Patterns for Coming Together||p. 137|
|The Genesis of Dialogue||p. 138|
|Getting Together||p. 139|
|Sizing Up the Other Person||p. 143|
|The Many Faces of Attraction||p. 156|
|Selected Readings||p. 167|
|Interaction Rituals||p. 175|
|Communication Rules||p. 176|
|The Rhetoric of Hello||p. 183|
|Forms of Address||p. 188|
|Relationship "Openers"||p. 191|
|Small(?) Talk||p. 197|
|Selected Readings||p. 206|
|The Foundations of Intimate Dialogue||p. 213|
|Types of Love||p. 215|
|Liking Versus Loving||p. 222|
|Intimacy and Close Relationships||p. 227|
|Foundations of Intimacy||p. 229|
|Selected Readings||p. 244|
|Interaction Patterns and the Maintenance of Relationships||p. 251|
|Maintaining Relationships Through Dialogue: Disclosures, Lies, and Fights||p. 252|
|Relationship Maintenance||p. 253|
|Self-Disclosure, Confidentiality, and Trust||p. 254|
|Constructive Conflict||p. 271|
|Selected Readings||p. 282|
|Maintaining Relationships Through Dialogue: Commitment and Intimacy||p. 294|
|Commitment and Commitment Talk||p. 295|
|Personal Idioms||p. 305|
|Giving Compliments and Gifts||p. 308|
|Giving Comfort and Advice||p. 310|
|Sex Talk||p. 316|
|Intimate Play||p. 319|
|Intimacy Without Words||p. 320|
|Selected Readings||p. 327|
|Interaction Patterns for Coming Apart||p. 335|
|Communication and the Process of Relationship Disengagement||p. 336|
|Terminating Relationships||p. 337|
|Communication During Relationship Decay: Return of the Stranger||p. 351|
|Selected Readings||p. 362|
|The Dialogue of Distance and De-escalation||p. 369|
|Some Potentially Destructive Patterns of Communication: An Interpersonal Chamber of Horrors||p. 371|
|Selected Readings||p. 395|
|Toward More Effective Communication in Relationships||p. 401|
|Evaluating and Developing Effective Communication in Relationships||p. 402|
|The Relativity of Effective Communication||p. 405|
|Perceptions of Effective Communication||p. 413|
|Rx for Effective Communication||p. 415|
|Becoming an Effective Communicator||p. 422|
|Writing Your Own Story||p. 425|
|Communicating Effectively Together||p. 427|
|Selected Readings||p. 430|
|Author Index||p. 436|
|Subject Index||p. 446|
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