A First Look at Communication Theory

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-03-18
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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The most widely-used textbook for the communication theory course,A First Look at Communication Theoryanalyzes the major communication theories at a level that is appropriate for both lower- and upper-level courses. The 32 theories represented in the text reflect a mix of foundational and recent scholarship and strike a balance of scientific and interpretive approaches.

Table of Contents

Launching Your Study of Communication Theory
Talk About Theory
Weighing the Words
Mapping the Territory (Seven Traditions in the Field of Communication Theory)
Interpersonal Communication Interpersonal Messages
Symbolic Interactionism of George Herbert Mead
Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM) of
Expectancy Violations Theory of
Constructivism of
Social Penetration Theory of
Uncertainty Reduction Theory of
Social Information Processing Theory of
Relational Dialectics of
The Interactional View of Paul Watzlawick Influence
Social Judgment Theory of
Elaboration Likelihood Model
Cognitive Dissonance Theory of
Group and Public Communication Group Decision Making
Functional Perspective on Group Decision Making of
Adaptive Structuration Theory of Marshall
Cultural Approach to Organizations of
Critical Theory of Communication Approach to Organizations of Stan Deetz
The Rhetoric of Aristotle
Dramatism of
Narrative Paradigm of Walter Fisher Ethical Reflections
Mass Communication Media and Culture
Media Ecology of
Semiotics of
Cultural Studies of Stuart Hall
Cultivation Theory of
Agenda-Setting Theory of
Spiral of Silence of Elisabeth
Cultural Context Intercultural Communication
Communication Accommodation Theory of
Face-Negotiation Theory of Stella
Speech Codes Theory of
Genderlect Styles of
Standpoint Theory of
Muted Group Theory of
Integration Communication Theory
Common Threads in Communication Theories
Abstracts of Theories
Feature Films that Illustrate Communication Theory
National Communication Association Credo for Ethical Communication
Credits and Acknowledgements
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