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Interplay The Process of Interpersonal Communication

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-07-19
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Interplay: The Process of Interpersonal Communication, Eighth Edition , by Ronald B. Adler, Lawrence B. Rosenfeld, and Russell F. Proctor II presents a readable and engaging introduction to the subject of interpersonal communication built on a solid foundation of scholarship. It cites approximately 900 sources (more than any other book in the field) and highlights outside research in sidebars called "Focus on Research." New research profiles in this edition address topics including building relationships via e-mail, perceptions of racist speech, tattoos as identity management, misunderstanding about sexual overtures, and self-disclosure in personal ads. This edition also continues Interplay's commitment to a balanced treatment of important topics, such as exploring differences and similarities between male and female communication rather than favoring the increasingly questionable "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" approach. Written and designed to engage students, Interplay has a reader-friendly voice and an extensive and sophisticated array of photographs, cartoons, and images that connect the discipline of communications to everyday life and the popular culture that surrounds students everywhere. New Features · A new and improved web site offers resources for both students and professors, including chapter research links, web activities, practice quizzes, a glossary, and documentation links. · "Reflection" sidebars offer first-person accounts of how principles in the text apply to everyday life. · Three types of end-of-chapter activities--"Skill Builders," "Invitations to Insight," and "Ethical Challenges"--provide accessible ways for students to explore text material. · Two resource books, written by Russell F. Proctor II, offer teaching strategies featuring popular films in conjunction with Interplay. Available free to adopting professors. · Updated film clips throughout the book demonstrate how current films illustrate communication principles introduced in the text. · Expanded coverage of the affects of technology on interpersonal communication. · "Recommended Readings" lists at the end of each chapter provide resources for students to follow up on ideas introduced in the text.

Table of Contents

Each Chapter ends with activities and a summary
Interpersonal Process
Why We Communicate
Physical Needs
Identity Needs
Social Needs
Practical Needs
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
Communication Competence
Communication Competence Defined
Characteristics of Competent Communication
Communication And The Self
Communication and the Self-Concept
How the Self-Concept Develops
Characteristics of the Self-Concept
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
Perceiving Others
The Perception Process
Influences on Perception
Physiological Influences
Psychological Influences
Social Influences
Cultural Influences
Common Tendencies in Perception
We Judge Ourselves More Charitably Than We Do Others
We are Influenced by Our Expectations
We are Influenced by the Obvious
We Cling to First Impressions
We Assume Others are Like Us
We Favor Negative Impressions
Perceiving Others More Accurately
Perception Checking
Building Empathy
Empathy and Ethics
The Nature of Language
Language is Symbolic
Language is Rule-Governed
Language is Subjective
The Impact of Language
Naming and Identity
Credibility and Status
Affiliation, Attraction, and Interest
Sexism and Racism
Uses (and Abuses) of Language
Precision and Vagueness
The Language of Responsibility
Disruptive Language
Male and Female Language Use
Reasons for communicating
Conversational Style
Non-Sex Variables
Nonverbal Communication25.1
Characteristics of Nonverbal Communication
All Behavior has Communicative Value
Nonverbal Communication is Primarily Relational
Nonverbal Communication is Ambiguous
Nonverbal Communication is Influenced by Culture
Functions of Nonverbal Communication
Complementing and Accenting
Types of Nonverbal Communication
Face and Eyes
Body Movement
Proxemics and Territoriality
Physical Attractiveness
Physical Environment
The Importance of Listening
Reasons for Listening
The Challenge of Listening
Hearing is not Listening
Listening is not Easy
All Listeners do not Receive the Same Message
Poor Listening Habits
Components of Listening
Types of Listening Responses
Silent Listening
Which Style to Use?
What are Emotions?
Physiological Changes
Nonverbal Reactions
Cognitive Interpretations
Verbal Expression
Types of Emotions
First-Order and Second-Order Emotions
Primary and Mixed Emotions
Intense and Mild Emotions
Influences on Emotional Expression
Biological Sex and Gender
Social Conventions
Social Roles
Fear of Self-Disclosure
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