Biographical sketches

Erin Basinger is a doctoral student in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She studies interpersonal and family communication, focusing on how people cope with stressors alongside their family members and other relational partners. In particular, she is interested in the individual and relational outcomes associated with different ways of coping.


Charles R. Berger is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Davis. In addition to advancing Uncertainty Reduction Theory and Planning Theory, he is currently developing Story Appraisal Theory, a framework for explaining narrative impact. Among the books he has published are Social Cognition and Communication (with Michael ...

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