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The Handbook of Communication Science

The Handbook of Communication Science

Second Edition

April 2009 | 600 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

This revision of a classic volume presents state-of-the-art reviews of established and emerging areas of communication science and provides an intellectual compass that points the way to future theorizing about communication processes.

In this Second Edition of The Handbook of Communication Science, editors Charles R. Berger, Michael E. Roloff, and David Roskos-Ewoldsen bring together an impressive array of communication scholars to explore and synthesize the varying perspectives and approaches within the dynamic field of communication science. After first addressing the methods of research and the history of the field, the Handbook then examines the levels of analysis in communication (individual to macro-social), the functions of communication (such as socialization and persuasion), and the contexts in which communication occurs (such as couples, families, organizations, and mass media).

Key Features:

  • Draws on the scholarship and expertise of leading communication scholars who explore different aspects of the field
  • Covers all facets of communication science, from the historical and theoretical to the practical and applied
  • Covers the latest theoretical developments in the field, as well as alternative methodologies and levels of analysis
  • Explores key communication contexts of the 21st century, including interpersonal dimensions of health communication, the scientific investigation of marital and family communication, and computer-mediated communication
  • Includes incisive analyses, literature reviews, bibliographies, and suggestions for future research

The Handbook of Communication Science, Second Edition, is an essential reference resource for scholars, practitioners, and students. It is appropriate for upper-level undergraduate or graduate courses in Communication and Media Studies and Mass Communication.

Charles R. Berger, Michael E. Roloff, David R. Roskos-Ewoldsen
1. What is Communication Science?
Jennings Bryant, Erika J. Pribanic-Smith
2. A Historical Overview of Research in Communication Studies
Charles Pavitt
3. Alternative Approaches to Theorizing in Communication Science
Franklin J. Boster, John L. Sherry
4. Alternative Methodological Approaches to Communication Science
Jordan Soliz, Howard Giles
5. Language and Communication
Judee K. Burgoon, Kory Floyd, Laura K. Guerrero
6. Nonverbal Communication Theories of Interaction Adaptation
Charles R. Berger
7. Message Production Processes
David R. Roskos-Ewoldsen, Beverly Roskos-Ewoldsen
8. Message Processing
Brant R. Burleson
9. The Nature of Interpersonal Communication
Kathleen J. Krone, Michael W. Kramer, Patricia M. Sias
10. Theoretical Developments in Organizational Communication Research
Jack M. McLeod, Gerald M. Kosicki, Douglas M. McLeod
11. Levels of Analysis and Communication Science
James Price Dillard
12. Persuasion
Steven R. Wilson
13. Seeking and Resisting Compliance
David R. Seibold, Renee A. Meyers, Mirit D. Shoham
14. Social Influence in Groups and Organizations
Robin L. Nabi, Mary Beth Oliver
15. Mass Media Effects
Alan L. Sillars
16. Interpersonal Conflict
Donald G. Ellis
17. Intergroup Conflict
Michael E. Roloff, Shu Li
18. Bargaining and Negotiation
Denise Haunani Solomon, Anita L. Vangelisti
19. Establishing and Maintaining Relationships
Christoph Klimmt, Peter Vorderer
20. Media Entertainment
Sally Planalp, Sandra Metts, Sarah J. Tracy
21. The Social Matrix of Emotion Expression and Regulation
Marshall Scott Poole, Melissa Dobosh
22. Group Decision-Making
Donald J. Cegala, Richard L. Street, Jr.
23. Interpersonal Dimensions of Health Communication
Charles Atkin, Charles Salmon
24. Communication Campaigns
William L. Benoit, R. Lance Holbert
25. Political Communication
Young Yun Kim
26. Intercultural Communication
Ascan F. Koerner
27. The Scientific Investigation of Marital and Family Communication
Joseph B. Walther
28. Computer-Mediated Communication
Eun-Ju Lee, S. Shyam Sundar
29. Human Computer Interaction
Key features
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