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Studies in Applied Interpersonal Communication

Studies in Applied Interpersonal Communication

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March 2008 | 336 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Studies in Applied Interpersonal Communication offers solutions for communication problems that erupt in our daily lives. By focusing on socially meaningful applied research in communication, this book offers a new direction for interpersonal communication studies. Featuring original studies that are practical and relevant, chapters provide readers with a balanced combination of rigorous research with pragmatic application. This book will generate enthusiasm among students and scholars and inspire future research that moves beyond the theoretical and toward the practical.

Key Features and Benefits
  • Includes solid research by a distinguished group of communication scholars
  • Clarifies the connections between research results and prescriptive application
  • Reveals the importance of conducting research targeting the communication concerns of the general public
  • Provides practical advice that is meaningful to everyday lives and encourages future research that can benefit society
Intended Audience
This provocative book is an ideal supplement for graduate or advanced undergraduate courses such as Interpersonal Communication, Relational Communication, Empirical Research Methods, and Applied Communication.

I. Special Communication Situations
Brian H. Spitzberg, William R. Cupach
1. Managing Unwanted Pursuit
Michael T. Motley, Larissa J. Faulkner, Heidi Reeder
2. Conditions that Determine the Fate of Friendships After Unrequited Romantic Disclosures
Lisa A. Miczo, Judee K. Burgoon
3. Interactive Aspects of Interpersonal Guilt: Relational Pragmatics and Consequences
Michael T. Motley, Heidi Reeder, Larissa J. Faulkner
4. Behaviors that Determine the Fate of Friendships After Unrequited Romantic Disclosures
II. Occasional Situations
Michael E. Roloff, Rachel M. Reznik
5. Communication During Serial Arguments: Connections with Individuals' Mental and Physical Well-Being
Michael T. Motley
6. Unwanted Escalation of Sexual Intimacy: Pursuing a Miscommunication Explanation
Erina MacGeorge, Bo Feng, Elizabeth R. Thompson
7. "Good" and "Bad" Advice: How to Advise More Effectively
Vincent Waldron, Douglas Kelley, Jessica Harvey
8. Forgiving Communication and Relational Consequences
Michael T. Motley
9. Verbal Coercion to Unwanted Sexual Intimacy: How Coercion Messages Operate
III. Everyday Situations
Brant R. Burleson
10. What Counts as Effective Emotional Support? Explorations of Individual and Situational Differences
Jess Alberts, Jolanta Drzewiecka
11. Understanding the Communication and the Relational Dynamics of Humor
Nathan Miczo, Judee K. Burgoon
12. Facework and Nonverbal Behavior in Social-Support Interactions Among Romantic Dyads
Sandra Metts, Brandon H. Wood
13. Interpersonal Emotional Competence
Christina G. Yoshimura, Jess K. Alberts
14. Television Viewing and Relational Maintenance

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