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Engaging Theories in Interpersonal Communication
Multiple Perspectives

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March 2008 | 440 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Offering insights from a WhoÆs Who of scholars in interpersonal communication 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 clustersùtheories 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.
 
Preface
Dawn O. Braithwaite, Leslie A. Baxter
1. Introduction: Meta-theory and Theory in Interpersonal Communication Research
 
PART I. INDIVIDUALLY-CENTERED THEORIES OF INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
John O. Greene
2. Action Assembly Theory
Valerie Manusov, Brian H. Spitzberg
3. Attribution Theory
Brant R. Burleson, Jessica J. Rack
4. Constructivism Theory
James Price Dillard
5. Goals-Plans-Action Theory of Message Production
James M. Honeycutt
6. Imagined Interaction Theory
Charles R. Berger
7. Planning Theory of Communication
Denise Haunani Solomon, Rachel M. McLaren
8. Relational Framing Theory
Walid A. Afifi, Masaki Matsunaga
9. Uncertainty Management Theories
Leanne K. Knobloch
10. Uncertainty Reduction Theories
 
PART II. DISCOURSE/INTERACTION-CENTERED THEORIES OF INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
Karen Tracy
11. Action-Implicative Discourse Analysis
Howard Giles
12. Communication Accommodation Theory
Jenny Mandelbaum
13. Conversation Analysis Theory
Cindy H. White
14. Expectancy Violations Theory and Interaction Adaptation Theory
Sandra Metts, William R. Cupach
15. Face Theory
Steven McCornack
16. Information Manipulation Theory
Judee K. Burgoon, David B. Buller
17. Interpersonal Deception Theory
Jody Koenig Kellas
18. Narrative Theories
Daena J. Goldsmith
19. Politeness Theory
Gerry Philipsen
20. Speech Codes Theory
 
PART III. RELATIONSHIP-CENTERED THEORIES OF INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
Kory Floyd, Jeff Judd, Colin Hesse
21. Affection Exchange Theory
Laura K. Guerrero
22. Attachment Theory
Sandra Petronio, Wesley T. Durham
23. Communication Privacy Management Theory
Julia T. Wood
24. Critical Feminist Theories
L. Edna Rogers
25. Relational Communication Theory
Leslie A. Baxter, Dawn O. Braithwaite
26. Relational Dialectics Theory
Paul A. Mongeau, Mary Lynn Miller Henningsen
27. Stage Theories of Relationship Development
Laura Stafford
28. Social Exchange Theories
Joseph B. Walther
29. Social Information Processing Theory

I got this book for two course and decided it would be better suited for the Applied Social Science and Psychology course. It will be on two reading lists.

Mr Liam Ward
Humanities, education and Social Science, Doncaster University Centre
March 20, 2015

Wanting to know theories of communication in clear and easy to follow chapters? order this! simple as a review needs to be.

Mr Liam Ward
Humanities, education and Social Science, Doncaster University Centre
March 20, 2015

The books nicely gathers short chapters about numerous theories in interpresonal communication research. Good for students and researchers interested in some specific theory/ies.

Dr Karolina Hansen
Social Cognition and Cognitive Psychology, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
November 8, 2012

This was the best fit for the goals and objective of my graduate level class in "Current Topics in Interpersonal & Public Communication."

Merle Ziegler
Communications Dept, Mississippi College
October 7, 2011

This book had an excellent review of the relevant theories in Interpersonal Communication. The text was perfect for an advanced undergraduate course.

Dr Nancy Tobler
Theatre Communication Dept, Utah Valley University
November 18, 2009

This is the only comprehensive book on interpersonal communication theory.

Dr Marceline Thompson-Hayes
Communications , Arkansas State University
October 14, 2009

Leslie A. Baxter

Leslie A. Baxter is F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa, where she has taught for 15 years. She has published over 130 books, book chapters, and articles on interpersonal and family communication. She is the recipient of many awards, including, from the National Communication Association, the Distinguished Scholar Award, the Bernard Brommel Family Communication Award, the Charles Woolbert Research Award, the Franklin Knower Article Award, and the Gerald Miller Book Award; the Berscheid-Hatfield Award from the International Association for Relationship Research (formerly INPR); and... More About Author

Dawn O. Braithwaite

Dawn O. Braithwaite (Ph.D., University of Minnesota; M.A., California State University, Long Beach, B.A., California State University Fullerton) is nationally recognized as one of the leading scholars in family communication. She was president of the National Communication Association in 2010, past president of the Western States Communication Association (2000), and past chair of the Interpersonal Communication Division at NCA. She was named the Distinguished Scholar by the Western States Communication Association in 2014. Braithwaite is the recipient of numerous research and service awards (among them: 2011 NCA Family Communication... More About Author

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