The New Handbook of Language and Social Psychology / Edition 1

The New Handbook of Language and Social Psychology / Edition 1

by W. Peter Robinson, Peter Robinson
     
 

What makes a good argument?
How is language used to create social influence?
How social is computer-mediated communication?

This new, fully updated and revised The New Handbook of Language and Social Psychology reflects the increasingly diverse range of linguistic topics that social psychologists have investigated over the decade since the

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Overview

What makes a good argument?
How is language used to create social influence?
How social is computer-mediated communication?

This new, fully updated and revised The New Handbook of Language and Social Psychology reflects the increasingly diverse range of linguistic topics that social psychologists have investigated over the decade since the previous edition of this seminal work was published.

Whilst the basic organization of the text remains the same, explanatory frameworks are accorded greater prominence than before and persons are seen as agents of communicative interaction rather than as victims of external of forces. Processes and actions are highlighted, i.e. how people do what they do and how they manage the discourse. In the final section, several applied topics reflect our changing lifestyle: computer-mediated communication, mass media, and organizations.

The New Handbook of Language and Social Psychology is an essential source book for all psychologists concerned with language and how it functions in human communication. Those interested in interpersonal and intergroup social relations will find much relevance, as will practitioners and other professionals working in health and welfare, multilingual contexts, and organizations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471490968
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/26/2001
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
688
Product dimensions:
6.87(w) x 9.98(h) x 1.67(d)

Table of Contents

About the Editors.

List of Contributors.

Prologue (W. Robinson).

THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES

Language in Communication: Frames of Reference (W. Robinson).

Communication Accommodation Theory (C. Shepard, et al.).

Discrepancy Arousal Theory and Cognitive Valence Theory (L. Guerrero, et al.).

Expectancy Theories (J. Burgoon & M. Burgoon).

Discursive Social Psychology (J. Potter & D. Edwards).

Storytelling: The Power of Narrative Communication and Interpretation (Sunwolf & L. Frey).

Language Attitudes: Retrospect, Conspect, and Prospect (J. Bradac, et al.).

FACE TO FACE: STRUCTURES AND GENERAL FUNCTIONS.

Towards a Comprehensive Model of Non-Verbal Communication (M. Patterson).

Miscommunication and Communication Failure (C. Berger).

Conversation (B. Slugoski & D. Hilton).

Facework (C. MacMartin, et al.).

FACE TO FACE: SPECIAL FUNCTIONS.

Arguing (M. Billig).

Patronizing (M. Hummert & E. Ryan).

Deceiving (J. Tornqvist, et al.).

Accounting (R. Buttny & G. Morris).

Negotiating (S. Wilson, et al.).

Gossiping (N. Emler).

SOCIAL RELATIONS.

Politeness (T. Holtgraves).

Power (S. Ng & S. Reid).

Interpersonal Relations (E. Sahlstein & S. Duck).

The Observation of Marital Interaction (N. Roberts & P. Noller).

SOCIAL CATEGORIES.

Multilingual Communication (I. Sachdev & R. Bourhis).

A Layered Approach to Ethnicity, Language and Communication (M. Hecht, et al.).

Towards a Social Theory of Gender (L. Coates & T. Johnson).

Language, Ageing and Ageism (N. Coupland & J. Coupland).

APPLIED SETTINGS.

Second Language Mystery (R. Clement & R. Gardner).

Communication, Relationships and Health (M. Fitzpatrick & A. Vangelisti).

Language, Law and Power (W. O'Barr).

Active Patients as Powerful Communicators (R. Street).

Communication in Organizations: An Intergroup Perspective (J. Gardner, et al.).

Language and the Media: An Emerging Field for Social Psychology (P. Lunt & S. Livingstone).

Social Psychological Theories of Computer-Mediated Communication: Social Pain or Social Gain (R. Spears, et al.).

Epilogue: Jennifer Fortman and Howard Giles.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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