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Interpersonal Communication by Charles R. Berger

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James M. Honeycutt

11 Imagined interactions

Abstract: Imagined interactions (IIs) are a mechanism underlying intrapersonal communication. In this chapter, I briefly review levels of communication based on a continuum of communication ranging from the most personal or individualistic to the most collectivistic or public, followed by definitions of intrapersonal communication. Intrapersonal communication is necessary, but not sufficient for all other types of communication to take place. Subsequently, a typology of intrapersonal communication definitions is presented which leads into imagined interaction theory. The theory provides a mechanism for measuring intrapersonal communication. The attributes and functions of IIs are presented. This discussion ...

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