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What is interpersonal communication? Is it limited to interaction between two people? Does it only involve personal relationships? Does it go beyond face-to-face interactions? Can it take place in a variety of contexts, such as the workplace, a health practitioner s office, or online? This fully revised Fourth Edition of The SAGE Handbook of Interpersonal Communication addresses these and other fundamental yet pivotal questions, offering graduate students and faculty interested in the study of interpersonal communication an important, state-of-the-art reference work. Providing a complete course of study, the Handbook includes the following units: Basic Issues and Approaches; Perspectives on Inquiry; Fundamental Units; Processes and Functions; and Contexts. Chapter authors explore key issues in the field, such as verbal and nonverbal behavior, the importance of self-reporting data, methods for studying context, and the role that social cognition plays in interpersonal transactions. The volume covers a wide range of established and emerging topics including: Research Methods in Interpersonal CommunicationSocial Networks and RelationshipsInterpersonal ConflictIntercultural Perpsectives on Interpersonal CommunicationInterpersonal Communication and HealthcareWith 8 new and 13 fully revised chapters The SAGE Handbook of Interpersonal Communication, Fourth Edition delivers a clear, comprehensive, and thought-provoking overview of the field of interpersonal communication. Editors Mark Knapp and John Daly have amassed a critical contribution to the field and a fundamental volume for students and scholars of interpersonal communication.
Table of Contents
Basic Issues and Approaches
Background and Current Trends in the Study of Interpersonal Communication
Perspectives on Inquiry
Quantitative Social Science Methods of Inquiry
Qualitative Methods in Interpersonal Communication
Biological and Physiological Perspectives on Interpersonal Communication
Personality and Interpersonal Communication
Knowledge Structures and Social Interaction
Language and Interpersonal Communication
PROCESSES AND FUNCTIONS
Emotion Experience and Expression: Current Trends and Future Directions in Interpersonal Relationship Research
Social Networks and the Life of Relationships
Interpersonal Conflict: Recent Trends
Theories of Computer-Mediated Communication and Interpersonal Relations
nterpersonal Communication in the Workplace
Intercultural Perspectives on Interpersonal Communication
Interpersonal Processes in Romantic Relationships
Interpersonal Communication and Health Care
Interpersonal Communication in Family Relationships
Interpersonal Communication Across the Life Span
About the Editors
About the Contributors
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