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Introducing Communication Theory: Analysis and Application focuses on the links among theory and everyday experiences. The text uses an engaging writing style to present the concept of theory, and helps students become insightful critical thinkers.
Table of Contents
Part One. Setting the Stage
Chapter 1. Thinking about Communication: Definitions, Models, and Ethics
Chapter 2. Thinking about the Field: Traditions and Contexts
Chapter 3. Thinking About Theory and Research
Chapter 4. Before We Begin...
Part Two. Understanding the Dialogue
THE SELF AND MESSAGES
Chapter 5. Symbolic Interaction Theory
Chapter 6. Coordinated Management of Meaning
Chapter 7. Cognitive Dissonance Theory
Chapter 8. Expectancy Violations Theory
Chapter 9. Uncertainty Reduction Theory
Chapter 10. Social Penetration Theory
Chapter 11. Social Exchange Theory
Chapter 12. Relational Dialectics Theory
Chapter 13. Communication Privacy Management Theory