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Now in its eleventh edition, Interplay: The Process of Interpersonal Communication provides a comprehensive and engaging introduction to communication in interpersonal relationships. Blending topics of high student interest with rich pedagogy and an inviting visual format, this leading text shows how scholarship and research can help students understand their own relationships and communicate better in everyday life. NEW TO THE ELEVENTH EDITION * Revised and expanded material discusses hot-button issues including the influence of social networking websites on relationship formation, cultural differences as generalizations, neurobehavioral challenges in perception, linguistic convergence/divergence, the impact of new media on listening, communicating relational commitment, repairing damaged relationships, and constructive criticism. * New "Dark Side of Communication" sidebars--featured in each chapter--examine the more difficult and challenging issues of interpersonal communication, such as verbal abuse, compulsive talking, cyber-bullying, manipulation, the "silent treatment," and discrimination based on people's accents. * Focus on Research sidebars--twenty of which are new to this edition--highlight current scholarship on important and interesting issues, including the impact of TV makeover shows on viewers' self-images, impression management in online dating, the phenomenon known as "gaydar," gender differences in instant messaging habits, and "friends with benefits" relationships. * A new chapter, "Communication in Families and at Work"--drawn from the previous edition's appendices--looks at the dynamics of family and work relationships. * Film Clip sidebars--eighteen of which are new to this edition--profile recent feature films that illustrate communication concepts. Clips include Spanglish (culture and communication), Shark Tale (identity management), Lars and the Real Girl (constructing narratives), The Devil Wears Prada (poor listening habits), The Break-Up (relational stages), and Juno (managing conflict). SUPPLEMENTS * Instructor's Manual (available in paperback and CD-ROM): Includes an extensive Test Bank and suggested class activities. * Student Success Manual: Features study tips, chapter outlines and summaries, review questions, key terms, and critical thinking exercises. * Companion Website: Offers a wealth of resources for both students and instructors, including online self-testing and other study aids, links to a variety of communication-related websites, and "Now Playing" reviews of recent films.
Ronald B. Adler is Professor of Communication Emeritus at Santa Barbara City College.
Lawrence Rosenfeld is Professor of Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Russell F. Proctor II is Professor of Communication at Northern Kentucky University.
Table of Contents
|Each Chapter ends with a Summary and a list of Activities|
|Foundations Of Interpersonal Communication|
|Why We Communicate|
|The Communication Process|
|A Model of Communication|
|Insights from the Communication|
|Model Communication Principles|
|Communication Misconceptions Interpersonal|
|Communication Defined Quantitative and Qualitative Definitions|
|Personal and Impersonal Communication: A Matter of Balance|
|Interpersonal Communication and Technology|
|Mediated vs. Face-to-Face Communication|
|Challenges of Mediated Communication|
|Choosing the Best Communication|
|Channel Communication Competence|
|Defined Characteristics of Competent Communication|
|Culture and Communication Fundamental Concepts|
|Culture and Co-Culture|
|Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication|
|Cultural Values and Norms High- versus Low-Context|
|Individualism versus Collectivism Power Distance Uncertainty|
|Avoidance Achievement versus|
|Nurturing Codes and Culture Verbal Codes|
|Nonverbal Codes Decoding Messages|
|Developing Intercultural Communication|
|Competence Motivation and Attitude|
|Tolerance for Ambiguity Open-mindedness Knowledge and Skill|
|Communication and the Self Communication and the Self-Concept How the Self-Concept Develops Characteristics of the Self-Concept The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy and Communication Changing Your Self-Concept Presenting the Self: Communication as Identity Management Public and Private Selves Characteristics of Identity Management Why Manage Impressions? How Do We Manage Impressions? Identity Management and Honesty Disclosing the Self: Choosing What to Reveal Models of Self-Disclosure Benefits and Risks of Self-Disclosure Alternatives to Self-Disclosure Guidelines for Self-Disclosure|
|The Perception Process Reality|
|Is Constructed Steps in the Perception|
|Process Influences on Perception|
|Social Influences Sex & Gender|
|Roles Cultural Influences|
|Common Tendencies in Perception|
|We Make Snap Judgments|
|We Cling to First Impressions|
|We Judge Ourselves More Charitably|
|Than We Do Others We Are Influenced by Our Expectations|
|We Are Influenced by the Obvious|
|We Assume Others Are Like|
|Us Synchronizing Our Perceptions Perception|
|Checking Building Empathy|
|Creating And Responding To Messages|
|Language The Nature of Language|
|Language Is Symbolic|
|Language Is Rule-Governed|
|Language Is Subjective|
|Language and Worldview|
|The Impact of Language|
|Naming and Identity Affiliation|
|Power Sexism and Racism Uses (and Abuses) of Language|
|Precision and Vagueness|
|The Language of Responsibility Disruptive Language|
|Gender and Language Extent of Gender Differences |
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