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Interpersonal Communication

Book Description

Interpersonal communication has been studied in terms of both communication functions and specialized contexts. This handbook comprehensively covers the field including research on processes of social influence, the role of communication in the development, maintenance and decline of close personal relationships, nonverbal communication, cognitive approaches, communication and conflict, bargaining and negotiation, health communication, organizational socialization and supervisor-subordinate communication, social networks, and technologically-mediated interpersonal communication. Two chapters are dedicated to research methods in the field. The handbook includes chapters by widely recognized and respected scholars in the field.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Preface to Handbooks of Communication Science series
  4. Contents
  5. Part I: Interpersonal communication: An introduction
    1. 1 Interpersonal communication: Historical foundations and emerging directions
      1. 1 Introduction
      2. 2 Historical foundations
      3. 3 Approaches to interpersonal communication inquiry
      4. 4 Future research vectors
      5. 5 Conclusion
      6. References
  6. Part II: Fundamental processes
    1. 2 Language and interpersonal communication: Their intergroup dynamics
      1. 1 Introduction
      2. 2 The dynamics of intergroup communication
      3. 3 Social identity salience
      4. 4 The nature of intergroup encounters
      5. 5 Redefining intergroup encounters: From intergroup to interpersonal
      6. 6 Conclusion and future directions
      7. References
    2. 3 Interpersonal functions of nonverbal communication
      1. 1 Introduction
      2. 2 Nonverbal communication: Definition and codes
      3. 3 Forming impressions
      4. 4 Developing and maintaining relationships
      5. 5 Communicating dominance
      6. 6 Expressing emotion
      7. 7 Conclusion
      8. References
    3. 4 The goal construct in interpersonal communication
      1. 1 Introduction
      2. 2 The goal construct defined
      3. 3 The goal construct differentiated
      4. 4 The goal construct demonstrated
      5. 5 Conclusion
      6. References
  7. Part III: Methodological approaches
    1. 5 Measuring social interaction
      1. 1 Introduction
      2. 2 Concepts as arbitrary
      3. 3 Traditional concepts of assessing measurement
      4. 4 Common measurement techniques in interpersonal communication research
      5. 5 The utility of using multiple measurement techniques
      6. 6 Special measurement considerations for interpersonal communication scholars
      7. 7 Conclusion
      8. References
    2. 6 Analyzing social interaction data
      1. 1 Introduction
      2. 2 Analyzing dyadic data
      3. 3 Analyzing group data
      4. 4 Analyzing data from communication networks
      5. 5 Analyzing time series data
      6. 6 Conclusion
      7. References
  8. Part IV: Functions of interpersonal communication
    1. 7 Interpersonal influence
      1. 1 Introduction
      2. 2 A theoretical perspective on interpersonal influence
      3. 3 Interpersonal communication and message production
      4. 4 Interpersonal communication and behavioral compliance
      5. 5 Conclusion
      6. References
    2. 8 Conflict in close relationships
      1. 1 Introduction
      2. 2 Cognitive processes and conflict
      3. 3 Views on conflict
      4. 4 Marital Conflict
      5. 5 Interparental conflict
      6. 6 Parent-child conflict
      7. 7 Conclusions and implications for future research
      8. References
    3. 9 Negotiation and communication: Explication and research questions
      1. 1 Introduction
      2. 2 Negotiation
      3. 3 Research questions
      4. 4 Summary
      5. References
    4. 10 Interpersonal adaptation
      1. 1 Introduction
      2. 2 The importance of interpersonal adaptation
      3. 3 The forms of interpersonal adaptation
      4. 4 Theories and models of adaptation
      5. 5 Conclusions
      6. References
    5. 11 Imagined interactions
      1. 1 Introduction
      2. 2 Imagined interactions defined
      3. 3 Personality and imagined interaction
      4. 4 Functions of IIs
      5. 5 Correspondence between II attributes and functions
      6. 6 Personality and II functions
      7. 7 Conflict-Linkage Theory
      8. 8 Physiology and IIs
      9. 9 Using IIs to alleviate Communication Apprehension
      10. 10 Summary
      11. References
    6. 12 Emotion in interpersonal communication
      1. 1 Introduction
      2. 2 Changing views of emotion: Figure and ground
      3. 3 The roles of emotion in interpersonal communication research
      4. 4 Roles of emotion in interpersonal communication theories
      5. 5 Conclusion
      6. References
    7. 13 Uncertainty management
      1. 1 Introduction
      2. 2 Six theories of uncertainty and interpersonal communication
      3. 3 Looking back and moving forward
      4. References
    8. 14 Detecting lies and deceit: Pitfalls and opportunities in nonverbal and verbal lie detection
      1. 1 Introduction
      2. 2 Underlying theoretical premises of (non)verbal cues to deceit
      3. 3 Deception research methods
      4. 4 Pitfalls in lie detection
      5. 5 Opportunities in lie detection
      6. 6 Exploiting the different mental processes of truth tellers and liars
      7. 7 Conclusion
      8. References
    9. 15 Relationship development
      1. 1 Introduction
      2. 2 Relationship development as social exchange
      3. 3 Relationship development as coordinated achievement
      4. 4 Relationship development as relationship change
      5. References
    10. 16 Supportive communication
      1. 1 Introduction
      2. 2 Person-centered supportive communication: The evolution of a theory
      3. 3 Expanding person-centered supportive communication: Three trajectories
      4. 4 Listening as supportive communication: Exemplar of an emerging research program
      5. 5 Conclusion
      6. References
    11. 17 Relationships among relationships: Interpersonal communication and social networks
      1. 1 Introduction
      2. 2 Structure and influence in networks
      3. 3 Social support: Networks as resource and accomplishment
      4. 4 Networks in the lifecycle of social relationships
      5. 5 Conclusions
      6. References
  9. Part V: Interpersonal communication contexts
    1. 18 Family communication
      1. 1 The scientific investigation of family communication
      2. 2 General family communication theories
      3. 3 Theories about specific types of family communication
      4. 4 Conclusion and future directions
      5. References
    2. 19 Marital communication
      1. 1 Introduction
      2. 2 Models of marital quality
      3. 3 Positive and negative themes in marital interaction
      4. 4 Couple types
      5. 5 Conclusion
      6. References
    3. 20 Interpersonal communication in formal organizations
      1. 1 Introduction
      2. 2 Interpersonal communication in anticipatory socialization
      3. 3 Interpersonal communication in anticipatory organizational socialization
      4. 4 Interpersonal communication in encounter and metamorphosis phases
      5. 5 Organizational exit
      6. 6 Conclusion
      7. References
    4. 21 Social interaction processes in healthcare contexts
      1. 1 Introduction
      2. 2 Relationship-centered healthcare and the underlying assumptions
      3. 3 Communication processes and interaction outcomes
      4. 4 Theoretical attributes of illness contexts
      5. 5 Interconnections between illness and social roles and relationships
      6. 6 Conclusion
      7. References
    5. 22 Interpersonal communication in intercultural encounters
      1. 1 Introduction
      2. 2 The process of intercultural communication
      3. 3 Cultural influences on the process
      4. 4 Influences of the individual participant on the process
      5. 5 Intercultural communication as a force of change
      6. 6 Implications
      7. References
    6. 23 Computer-mediated communication
      1. 1 Introduction
      2. 2 Social presence theory
      3. 3 Social information processing theory
      4. 4 Hyperpersonal CMC
      5. 5 Social identity model of deindividuation effects
      6. 6 Conclusion
      7. References
  10. Biographical sketches
  11. Author index
  12. Subject index