The SAGE Handbook of Interpersonal Communication, by Mark L. Knapp
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- ISBN: 9781412974745 | 1412974747
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 8/26/2011
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.