Interpersonal Communication Through the Life Span

ISBN-10: 0205560059
ISBN-13: 9780205560059
Edition: 2007
List price: $126.20
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Description: Communication scholars increasingly recognize the influence life stages have on communication. Thisnbsp;book presents concepts from a unique life span orientation so that readers can gain a better understanding of the impact the life span has on  More...

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Book details

List price: $126.20
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

Communication scholars increasingly recognize the influence life stages have on communication. Thisnbsp;book presents concepts from a unique life span orientation so that readers can gain a better understanding of the impact the life span has on interpersonal communication and relationships. nbsp; The authors include an abundance of current theory and research and also incorporate scholarship from psychology and sociology. Section Two is organized around four specific life stages: early to middle childhood--addresses topics such as emotional and conflict competence; adolescence to young adulthood--examines identity, self-disclosure, how relationships form, and relationships outside the family; adulthood to middle-adulthood--covers marital and family communication, and gender issues; elderly--looks at multi-generational issues, grandparenting, communication challenges for the elderly, and romance and intimacy for the elderly.

Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Understanding Interpersonal Communication
Components of an Interpersonal Communication Situation-Communicators
Self-Concept and Interpersonal Communication
Emotion and Interpersonal Communication
Person Perception and Listening in Interpersonal Communication
Components of an Interpersonal Communication Situation-Content
Nonverbal Communication in Interpersonal Interactions
Language in Interpersonal Communication
Components of an Interpersonal Communication Situation-Context
Establishing the Relational Context
The Cultural Context of Interpersonal Communication
Interpersonal Communication through the Life Span;
Communication Challenges in Childhood
Emotional Competence
Developing Conflict Competence
Communication Challenges in Adolescence and Young Adulthood
Developing Relationships outside the Family
Intimate Relationships for Adolescents and Young Adults
Communication Challenges in Adulthood
Marital and Partnership Communication
Family Communication
Communication Challenges for the Elderly
Communication in Our Elder Years

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