Interpersonal Communication & Human Relationships

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-11-26
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Illustrates communication’s role in human relationships


This title introduces students to interpersonal communication principles and theories through the use of commonplace experiences, such as relationships with roommates, friends and co-workers. The book aims to motivate students to critically think about their own relational communication; it also peaks student interest in social science research.


MySearchLab is a part of the Knapp/Vangelisti/Caughlin program. Research and writing tools, including access to academic journals, help students explore human communication in even greater depth. To provide students with flexibility, students can download the eText to a tablet using the free Pearson eText app.


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Table of Contents

Part I: Human Communication in Developing Relationships

Chapter 1: Communication: The Lifeblood of Relationships

Chapter 2: Stages of Coming Together and Coming Apart


Part II: Factors Affecting Human Communication Behavior in Relationships

Chapter 3: The Nature of the Communicators

Chapter 4: The Communication Environment: Cultural and Physical


Part III: Interaction Patterns for Coming Together

Chapter 5: The Genesis of Dialogue

Chapter 6: Interaction Rituals

Chapter 7: The Foundations of Intimate Dialogue


Part IV: Interaction Patterns and the Maintenance of Relationships

Chapter 8: Maintaining Relationships Through Dialogue: Disclosures, Lies, and Fights

Chapter 9: Maintaining Relationships Through Dialogue: Commitment and Intimacy 


Part V: Interaction Patterns for Coming Apart

Chapter 10: Communication and the Process of Relationship Disengagement

Chapter 11: The Dialogue of Distance and De-escalation


Part VI: Toward More Effective Communication in Relationships

Chapter 12: Evaluating and Developing Effective Communication in Relationships

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