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Overview

The most widely-used textbook for the communication theory course, A First Look at Communication Theory analyzes the major communication theories at a level that is appropriate for both lower- and upper-level courses. The theories represented in the text reflect a mix of foundational and recent scholarship and strike a balance of scientific and interpretive approaches.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073385020
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/18/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Em Griffin is Professor of Communication at Wheaton College in Illinois, where he has taught for the past twenty-six years and has been chosen Teacher of the Year. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Communication from Northwestern University. His research interest centers on the development of close friendships.

Professor Griffin is the author of three applied communication books: The Mind Changers analyzes practical techniques of persuasion; Getting Together offers research-based suggestions for effective group leadership; and Making Friends describes the way that quality interpersonal communication can build close relationships. He also speaks and leads workshops on these topics in the United States, Singapore, and the Philippines. Professor Griffin’s wife, Jean, is an artist. They have two

adult children, Jim and Sharon.

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Table of Contents

A First Look at Communication Theory, 9th ed.

Contents

Preface for Instructors

Division One Overview

Chapter 1 Launching Your Study of Communication Theory

Chapter 2 Talk About Theory

Chapter 3 Weighing the Words

Chapter 4 Mapping the Territory (Seven Traditions in the Field of Communication Theory)

Division Two Interpersonal Communication

Interpersonal Messages

Chapter 5 Symbolic Interactionism of George Herbert Mead

Chapter 6 Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM) of W. Barnett Pearce & Vernon Cronen

Chapter 7 Expectancy Violations Theory of Judee Burgoon

Relationship Development

Chapter 8 Social Penetration Theory of Irwin Altman & Dalmas Taylor

Chapter 9 Uncertainty Reduction Theory of Charles Berger

Chapter 10 Social Information Processing Theory of Joseph Walther

Relationship Maintenance

Chapter 11 Relational Dialectics of Leslie Baxter & Barbara Montgomery

Chapter 12 Communication Privacy Management Theory of Sandra Petronio

Chapter 13 The Interactional View of Paul Watzlawick

Influence

Chapter 14 Social Judgment Theory of Muzafer Sherif

Chapter 15 Elaboration Likelihood Model of Richard Petty & John Cacioppo

Chapter 16 Cognitive Dissonance Theory of Leon Festinger

Division Three Group and Public Communication

Group Communication

Chapter 17 Functional Perspective on Group Decision Making of Randy Hirokawa & Dennis Gouran

Chapter 18 Symbolic Convergence Theory of Ernest Bormann

Organizational Communication

Chapter 19 Cultural Approach to Organizations of Clifford Geertz & Michael Pacanowsky

Chapter 20 Communicative Constitution of Organizations of Robert McPhee

Chapter 21 Critical Theory of Communication in Organizations of Stanly Deetz

Public Rhetoric

Chapter 22 The Rhetoric of Aristotle

Chapter 23 Dramatism of Kenneth Burke

Chapter 24 Narrative Paradigm of Walter Fisher

Division Four Mass Communication

Media and Culture

Chapter 25 Media Ecology of Marshall McLuhan

Chapter 26 Semiotics of Roland Barthes

Chapter 27 Cultural Studies of Stuart Hall

Media Effects

Chapter 28 Uses and Gratifications of Elihu Katz

Chapter 29 Cultivation Theory of George Gerbner

Chapter 30 Agenda-Setting Theory of Maxwell McCombs & Donald Shaw

Division Five Cultural Context

Intercultural Communication

Chapter 31 Communication Accommodation Theory of Howard Giles

Chapter 32 Face-Negotiation Theory of Stella Ting Toomey

Chapter 33 Speech Codes Theory of Gerry Philipsen

Gender and Communication

Chapter 34 Genderlect Styles of Deborah Tannen

Chapter 35 Standpoint Theory of Sandra Harding & Julia Wood

Chapter 36 Muted Group Theory of Cheris Kramarae

Division Six Integration

Integration

Chapter 37 Common Threads in Comm Theories

Appendix A: Abstracts of Theories

Appendix B: Feature Films that Illustrate Communication Theories

Appendix C: NCA Credo for Communication Ethics

Endnotes
Credits and Acknowledgements
Index
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