Applying Communication Theory for Professional Life A Practical Introduction

ISBN-10: 141297691X

ISBN-13: 9781412976916

Edition: 2nd 2011

Authors: Elaine D. Zelley, Marianne Dainton

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Applying Communication Theory for Professional Life: A Practical Introduction is the first communication theory textbook to provide practical material for career-oriented students. The inclusion and analysis of real-world case studies illustrate the application of theory in a variety of professional settings. Whereas other communication theory texts have a more academic focus on theory or research methods, this book is specifically designed to introduce communication theory in a tangible way. The featured theories are those that have strong pragmatic value and clear applicability to communication and business practitioners.
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Book details

List price: $81.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/7/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Marianne Dainton (M.A., Ph.D. nbsp; The Ohio State University; B.A. Villanova University) is an Associate Professor of Communication at La Salle University in Philadelphia, where she also serves as assistant chair. nbsp; She teaches Communication Theory, Interpersonal Communication, Group Communication, and Organizational Communication. nbsp; Mariannes research focuses on the symbolic exchanges that facilitate relationship maintenance. nbsp; She has published in Communication Monographs, the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Family Relations, and Communication Quarterly, among other places. nbsp; She has also published numerous book chapters, and is the co-editor (with Daniel Canary) of the Erlbaum book Maintaining Relationships Through Communication. nbsp;

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction to Communication Theory
What Is Communication?
What Is Theory?
Evaluating Theory
Chapter Summary
Evaluating Groupthink
Theory Development
The Theory-Research Link
What Is Research?
Research Methods in Communication
Social Science and the Humanities
The Development and Change of Theories
Chapter Summary
The Development of Attribution Theory
Explaining Theories of Cognition and Intrapersonal Communication
The Cognitive Process
Message Design Logics
Communication Accomodation Theory
Uncertainty Reduction Theory
Expectancy Violations Theory
Chapter Summary
Caught in Between
Explaining Theories of Interpersonal Communication
Interpersonal Communication Defined
Politeness Theory
Social Exchange Theory
Dialectical Perspective
Communication Privacy Management Theory
Chapter Summary
With a Friend Like This . . .
Explaining Theories of Group Communication
Group Communication Defined
Systems Perspective
Interaction Process Analysis/SYMLOG
Symbolic Convergence Theory
Functional Group Decision-Making Theory
Chapter Summary
Dr. Devil and the Doomsday Assignment
Explaining Theories of Organizational Communication
Organizational Communication Defined
Organizational Culture
Organizational Assimilation Theory
Organizational Indentification and Control
Organizing Theory
Chapter Summary
Losing Hope
Explaining Theories of Persuasion
Persuasion Defined
Social Judgment Theory
Elaboration Likelihood Model
Theory of Planned Behavior
The Theory of Reasoned Action
Inoculation Theory
Chapter Summary
The Database Dilemma
Explaining Theories of Leadership
Leadership Defined
Likert's Four Systems
Transformational Leadership
Contingency Model
Leader-Member Exchange
Chapter Summary
eXtreme Confusion at ECX
Explaining Theories of Mediated Communication
Mass Communication Versus Mediated Communication
Media Richness Theory
Uses and Gratifications Theory
Agenda-Setting Theory
Cultivation Theory
Chapter Summary
Casino Controversy
Explaining Theories of Culture
Culture Defined
Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions
Gender and Communication: A Two-Culture Perspective
Generations and Communication: Workplace Implications
Face Negotiation Theory
So What Should a Communicator Do?
Return to Communication Competence
Conclusions About Communication
Conclusions About Influences/Effects
Chapter Summary
Arguments at Amazing Adventures
References
Index
About the Author
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