The Biology of Human Communication / Edition 1

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This book focuses on the interplay between communication behavior and the body's physiological processes. The first half of the text addresses basic anatomy and physiology of some of the body's major systems, including the brain, the nervous system, the endocrine system, and the musculature system. In the second half, specific studies are reviewed that relate physiological processes to various communicative contexts, including love, conflict, sex, stress, emotion, parenting, and relational maintenance. Focus throughout the book is on the interaction between body and behavior: how physiology affects communication, and how communication, in turn, affects physiology.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426626760
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/2/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 225
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Kory Floyd is associate professor of human communication and director of the communication sciences laboratory at Arizona State University. He holds a PhD in communication from University of Arizona, an MA in speech from University of Washington, and a BA in English literature from Western Washington University. His research focuses on the communication of affection in families and other personal relationships, and on the interplay between communication behaviors and physiological processes. He has received a number of awards for his research, including the New Scholar of the Year award from the International Network on Personal Relationships.

Mark Haynes is a doctoral student in human communication at Arizona State University. He received his MS in communication from Illinois State University and his BA in communication from University of West Florida. His research focuses on the ┬┐dark side┬┐ of emotion and communication in romantic relationships.

Alan Mikkelson is assistant professor of communication studies at Whitworth College. He has an MA in communication from Arizona State University and a BA in speech communication and religion from Whitworth College, and he is currently a PhD candidate in human communication at Arizona State University. His current research focuses on the communication of closeness in adult sibling relationships and on the use of nonverbal immediacy in preaching.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: The Brain Chapter 3: The Nervous System Chapter 4: The Endocrine System Chapter 5: Facial Musculature Chapter 6: Love and Sex Chapter 7: Stress Chapter 8: Conflict and Relational Maintenance Chapter 9: Emotion Chapter 10: Attraction Chapter 11: Parenting About the Authors References Glossary of the Terms Author Index Subject Index
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