Interpersonal Communication and Human Relationships

ISBN-10: 0205543723
ISBN-13: 9780205543724
Edition: 6th 2009
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Book details

List price: $130.20
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/22/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.002
Language: English

Focusing on the role of communication in the coming together and the coming apart of relationships,Interpersonal Communication and Human Relationshipsintroduces students to relational communication theories by using common examplesrelationships with roommates, friends, and parentsto help them better understand and retain concepts.Human communication in developing relationships, factors affecting human behavior in relationships, interaction patterns for coming together, and interaction patterns for coming apart.Introductory to advanced interpersonal communication.

Preface
Human Communication in Developing Relationships
Communication: The Lifeblood of Relationships
Relationship Messages
Five Important Misconceptions About Communication in Relationships
How Communication Changes as Our Relationships Develop
Dimensions of Communication: Patterns and Variations
Summary
Selected Readings
Notes
Stages of Coming Together and Coming Apart
Types of Relationships
A Model of Interaction Stages in Relationships
Interaction Stages
Movement: In, Out, and Around Stages
Summary
Selected Reading
Notes
Factors Affecting Human Communication Behavior in Relationships
The Nature of the Communicators
The Influence of Interpersonal Needs
The Role of Interpersonal Needs
Analyzing Our Own Needs and Those of Others
Interpersonal Needs Across the Lifespan
Interpersonal Needs of Females and Males
Summary
Selected Readings
Notes
The Communication Environment: Cultural and Physical
The Influence of the Cultural Environment
The Influence of the Immediate Physical Environment or Setting
Summary
Selected Readings
Notes
Interaction Patterns for Coming Together
The Genesis of Dialogue
Getting Together
Sizing Up the Other Person
The Many Faces of Attraction
Summary
Selected Readings
Notes
Interaction Rituals
Communication Rules
The Rhetoric of Hello
Forms of Address
Relationship "Openers"
Small(?) Talk
Summary
Selected Readings
Notes
The Foundations of Intimate Dialogue
Types of Love
Liking Versus Loving
Intimacy and Close Relationships
Foundations of Intimacy
Summary
Selected Readings
Notes
Interaction Patterns and the Maintenance of Relationships
Maintaining Relationships Through Dialogue: Disclosures, Lies, and Fights
Relationship Maintenance
Self-Disclosure, Confidentiality, and Trust
Lying
Constructive Conflict
Summary
Selected Readings
Notes
Maintaining Relationships Through Dialogue: Commitment and Intimacy
Commitment and Commitment Talk
Personal Idioms
Giving Compliments and Gifts
Giving Comfort and Advice
Persuasion
Sex Talk
Intimate Play
Intimacy Without Words
Summary
Selected Readings
Notes
Interaction Patterns for Coming Apart
Communication and the Process of Relationship Disengagement
Terminating Relationships
Communication During Relationship Decay: Return of the Stranger
Summary
Selected Readings
Notes
The Dialogue of Distance and De-escalation
Some Potentially Destructive Patterns of Communication: An Interpersonal Chamber of Horrors
Summary
Selected Readings
Notes
Toward More Effective Communication in Relationships
Evaluating and Developing Effective Communication in Relationships
The Relativity of Effective Communication
Perceptions of Effective Communication
Rx for Effective Communication
Becoming an Effective Communicator
Writing Your Own Story
Communicating Effectively Together
Summary
Selected Readings
Notes
Author Index
Subject Index

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