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"Applying Communication Theory for Professional Life: A Practical Introduction is the first communication theory textbook to provide practical material for career-oriented students. The inclusion and analysis of real-world case studies illustrate the application of theory in a variety of professional settings." "Whereas other communication theory texts have a more academic focus on theory or research methods, Applying Communication Theory for Professional Life is specifically designed to introduce communication theory in a tangible way." Applying Communication Theory for Professional Life is recommended as the core text for upper-level undergraduate or graduate communication theory courses. It is also appropriate as a supplementary text for courses in communication, business, and psychology.
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Meet the Author
Marianne Dainton (MA, PhD, The Ohio State University; BA, Villanova University) is a professor of communication at La Salle University in Philadelphia. She teaches communication theory, interpersonal communication, group communication, and organizational communication. Marianne’s research focuses on communication that facilitates relationship maintenance. She has published in Communication Monographs, the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Family Relations, and Communication Quarterly, among others. She has also published numerous book chapters and is the co-editor (with Daniel Canary) of Maintaining Relationships Through Communication.
Elaine D. Zelley (MA, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University; BA, Ursinus College) is an associate professor of communication at La Salle University in Philadelphia. She teaches communication theory, interpersonal communication, group communication, and communication ethics. Elaine’s research also focuses broadly on the communication of relationship maintenance. She is particularly interested in women’s friendships and the messages used to sustain such relationships. She has also coauthored several book chapters dealing with the topics of relationship maintenance and friendship.