The SAGE Handbook of Interpersonal Communication

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-08-26
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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What is interpersonal communication? Is it limited to interaction between two people? Does it only involve personal relationships? Does it go beyond face-to-face interactions? Can it take place in a variety of contexts, such as the workplace, a health practitioner s office, or online? This fully revised Fourth Edition of The SAGE Handbook of Interpersonal Communication addresses these and other fundamental yet pivotal questions, offering graduate students and faculty interested in the study of interpersonal communication an important, state-of-the-art reference work. Providing a complete course of study, the Handbook includes the following units: Basic Issues and Approaches; Perspectives on Inquiry; Fundamental Units; Processes and Functions; and Contexts. Chapter authors explore key issues in the field, such as verbal and nonverbal behavior, the importance of self-reporting data, methods for studying context, and the role that social cognition plays in interpersonal transactions. The volume covers a wide range of established and emerging topics including: Research Methods in Interpersonal CommunicationSocial Networks and RelationshipsInterpersonal ConflictIntercultural Perpsectives on Interpersonal CommunicationInterpersonal Communication and HealthcareWith 8 new and 13 fully revised chapters The SAGE Handbook of Interpersonal Communication, Fourth Edition delivers a clear, comprehensive, and thought-provoking overview of the field of interpersonal communication. Editors Mark Knapp and John Daly have amassed a critical contribution to the field and a fundamental volume for students and scholars of interpersonal communication.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Basic Issues and Approaches
Background and Current Trends in the Study of Interpersonal Communicationp. 3
Perspectives on Inquiry
Quantitative Social Science Methods of Inquiryp. 25
Qualitative Methods in Interpersonal Communicationp. 59
Biological and Physiological Perspectives on Interpersonal Communicationp. 87
Fundamental Units
Personality and Interpersonal Communicationp. 131
Knowledge Structures and Social Interactionp. 169
Language and Interpersonal Communicationp. 201
Nonverbal Signalsp. 239
Emotion Experience and Expression: Current Trends and Future Directions in Interpersonal Relationship Researchp. 283
Supportive Communicationp. 317
Social Networks and the Life of Relationshipsp. 355
Interpersonal Influencep. 389
Interpersonal Conflict: Recent Trendsp. 423
Theories of Computer-Mediated Communication and Interpersonal Relationsp. 443
Interpersonal Skillsp. 481
nterpersonal Communication in the Workplacep. 527
Intercultural Perspectives on Interpersonal Communicationp. 563
Interpersonal Processes in Romantic Relationshipsp. 597
Interpersonal Communication and Health Carep. 633
Interpersonal Communication in Family Relationshipsp. 679
Interpersonal Communication Across the Life Spanp. 715
Authorp. 733
Subject Indexp. 771
About the Editorsp. 781
About the Contributorsp. 783
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