Close Encounters Communication in Relationships

ISBN-10: 1412977371

ISBN-13: 9781412977371

Edition: 3rd 2011

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Book details

List price: $90.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/3/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Conceptualizing Relational Communication: Definitions and Principles
The Field of Personal Relationships: A Brief History
Relationships
Principles of Interpersonal Communication
Principles of Relational Communication
Summary and Application
Discussion Questions
Communicating Identity: The Social Self
The Development Personal Identity
Principles of Identity Management
Communicating Identity to Others
Summary and Application
Discussion Questions
Drawing People Together: Forces of Social Attraction Defining Attraction
A Framework for Understanding Attraction
Personal Variables Related to Attraction
Other People's Qualities
Interpersonal Chemistry Between People
Environmental Features Related to Attraction
Summary and Application
Discussion Questions
Making Sense of Our World: Managing Uncertainty
Defining Uncertainty
How do People Manage Uncertainty?
Does Having More Information Always Reduce Uncertainty?
Models of Uncertainty in Relationships
Application and Summary
Discussion Questions
Getting Closer: Initiating and Intensifying Relationships
How People Form and Develop New Relationships
Self-Disclosure
Stages of Relationship Development
First Dates and Cohabitation
The Turning Point Approach
Summary and Application
Discussion Questions
Communicating Closeness: Affection, Immediacy, and Social Support
Closeness in Relationships
Affectionate Communication
Affectionate Exchange Theory
Immediacy Behaviors
Cognitive Valence Theory
Comfort and Social Support
Sex Differences in the Experience and Expression of Closeness
Summary and Application
Discussion Questions
Making a Love Connection Styles of Love and Attachment
What is Love?
Love Styles
Attachment Theory
Summary and Application
Discussion Questions
Communicating Sexually: The Closest Physical Encounter
Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors
Communication Patterns
Sexual Coercion and Harassment
Sexual Satisfaction: Misconceptions and Realities
Communication and Safe Sex
Summary and Application
Discussion Questions
Staying Close: Maintaining Relationships
Defining Relational Maintenance
Behaviors Used to Maintain Relationships
Maintenance Behavior in Romantic Relationships
Maintenance Behavior in Same-Sex Friendships
Maintenance Behavior in Cross-Sex Friendships
Maintenance Behavior in Friends with Benefits Relationships
Maintenance Behavior in Long-Distance Relationships
The Dialectical Perspective
Summary and Application
Discussion Questions
Exchanging Rewards and Costs: Interdependence and Equity in Relationships
Interdependence Theory
The Investment Model
Equity Theory
Summary and Application
Discussion Questions
Influencing Each Other: Power Plays and Dominance Moves
Defining Power and Related Terms
Power Principles
Interpersonal Influence Goals
Verbal Power Ploys
Nonverbal Positions of Power
Power and Influence in Families
Summary and Application
Discussion Questions
Getting Too Close for Comfort: Privacy and Secrets in Relationships
Communication Privacy Management Theory
Negotiating Privacy Boundaries in Relationships
Obsessive Relational Intrusion
Topic Avoidance and Secret Keeping
Consequences of Topic Avoidance
Summary and Application
Discussion Questions
Hurting the Ones We Love: Relational Transgressions
Hurt Feelings in Relationships
Infidelity
Jealousy
Deception
Hurtful Messages
The Aftermath of Hurtful Events
Summary and Application
Discussion Questions
Coping with Conflict: When Relational Partners Disagree
Conflict in Relationships
Conflict Styles
Patterns of Conflict Interaction
Explanations for Conflict Patterns
Summary and Application
Discussion Questions
Ending Relationships: Disengagement and Termination
Why Relationships End
Communication as a Cause of Relational Breakup
Models of the Disengagement Process
Fifteen Ways to Leave Your Partner
Outcomes: The Results of Relationship Endings
Summary and Application
Discussion Questions
References
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