Engaging Theories in Interpersonal Communication : Multiple Perspectives

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  • Copyright: 2008-03-07
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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Offering insights from a Who's Who of scholars in interpersonal communication "A highly beneficial contribution to the field with chapters that are clear and concise and illuminate the interesting and important aspects of interpersonal communication.  With each chapter students are informed about the components of the theory and are also provided with examples that they can relate to, which really brings these theories to life."                                                                     -Ren Dailey, University of Texas at Austin "I love this book for its insight, organization, and inclusiveness.  I like that the authors use specific examples and then apply their theory to the examples for illustration-this is how students begin to learn how to use and understand theories.  What an accessible, thorough, and user-friendly book."                                                     -Maureen P. Keeley, Texas State University-San Marcos Engaging Theories in Interpersonal Communication: Multiple Perspectives highlights theories used to guide interpersonal communication research, featuring chapters written by leading scholars of interpersonal communication. Presenting both classic and cutting-edge issues, the book organizes theories into three clusters-theories that are individually-centered; theories that are focused on discourse and interaction processes; and theories that examine how communication functions in personal relationships. Key Features: Presents chapters written by the scholars who developed the theories or who use the theories extensively in their own research Begins with an overview chapter written by the editors that lays out their perspective on theory and the current landscape of theory in interpersonal communication Offers a parallel organizational structure in all chapters to ease comparison across theories Includes overviews provided by the editors to help readers integrate and digest the multiple theories covered in the volume Intended Audience: Upper-level undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in such courses Applied Communication, Communication Theory, Communication Research, Interpersonal Communication, Personal Relationships, and Relational Communication in the fields of speech and human communication, family studies, and social psychology.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Meta-theory and Theory in Interpersonal Communication Research
Individually-Centered Theories of Interpersonal Communication
Action Assembly Theory
Attribution Theory
Constructivism Theory
Goals-Plans-Action Theory of Message Production
Imagined Interaction Theory
Planning Theory of Communication
Relational Framing Theory
Uncertainty Management Theories
Uncertainty Reduction Theories
Discourse/Interaction-Centered Theories of Interpersonal Communication
Action-Implicative Discourse Analysis
Communication Accommodation Theory
Conversation Analysis Theory
Expectancy Violations Theory and Interaction Adaptation Theory
Face Theory
Information Manipulation Theory
Interpersonal Deception Theory
Narrative Theories
Politeness Theory
Speech Codes Theory
Relationship-Centered Theories of Interpersonal Communication
Affection Exchange Theory
Attachment Theory
Communication Privacy Management Theory
Critical Feminist Theories
Relational Communication Theory
Relational Dialectics Theory
Stage Theories of Relationship Development
Social Exchange Theories
Social Information Processing Theory
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