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The revised Fourth Edition of The SAGE Handbook of Interpersonal Communication delivers a clear, comprehensive, and exciting overview of the field of interpersonal communication. It offers graduate students and faculty an important, state-of-the-art reference work in which well-known experts summarize theory and current research. The editors also explore key issues in the field, including personal relationships, computer-mediated communication, language, personality, skills, nonverbal communication, and communication across a person’s life span. This updated handbook covers a wide range of established and emerging topics, including:

  • Biological and Physiological Processes
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Methods for Studying Interpersonal Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication in Work, Family, Intercultural, and Health Contexts
  • Supportive and Divisive Transactions
  • Social Networks

Editors Mark L. Knapp and John A. Daly have significantly contributed to the field of interpersonal communication with this important reference work—a must-have for students and scholars.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412974745
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 8/26/2011
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 790
  • Sales rank: 720,595
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark L. Knapp (Ph.D., Penn State University, 1966) is the Jesse H. Jones Centennial Professor Emeritus in Communication and Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin. Three of his books are: Nonverbal Communication in Human Interaction (with J. A. Hall); Interpersonal Communication and Human Relationships (with A. L. Vangelisti); and Lying and Deception in Human Interaction. He is past president of the International Communication Association and the National Communication Association, a Fellow of the International Communication Association, and a Distinguished Scholar in the National Communication Association. He served as editor of Human Communication Research, and developed and edited the Sage Series in Interpersonal Communication.

John A. Daly (Ph.D., Purdue University, 1977) is the Liddell Professor of Communication, TCB Professor of Management, and University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He has served as President of the National Communication Association and on the Board of Directors of the International Communication Association and the International Customer Service Association. He is the author of more than 100 scholarly articles and book chapters, and he has served as editor of the journal Communication Education and as coeditor of the journal Written Communication. His most recent book is Advocacy: Championing Innovations and Influencing Others (Yale, 2011).

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Table of Contents

PART I: Basic Issues and Approaches
1. Background and Current Trends in the Study of Interpersonal Communication - Mark L. Knapp & John A. Daly
PART II: Perspectives on Inquiry
2. Quantitative Social Science Methods of Inquiry - Tim Levine
3. Qualitative Methods in Interpersonal Communication - Karen Tracy & Christine Fitch
4. Biological and Physiological Perspectives on Interpersonal Communication - Kory Floyd & Tammy Afifi
PART III: Fundamental Units
5. Personality and Interpersonal Communication - John A. Daly
6. Knowledge Structures and Social Interaction - Charles R. Berger & Nicholas A. Palomares
7. Language and Interpersonal Communication - Matthew S. McGlone & Howard Giles
8. Nonverbal Signals - Judee K. Burgoon, Laura K. Guerrero, & Valerie Manusov
PART IV: Processes and Functions
9. Emotion Experience and Expression: Current Trends and Future Directions in Interpersonal Relationship Research - Sandra Metts & Sally Planalp
10. Supportive Communication - E.L. MacGeorge, B. Feng, and B. R. Burleson
11. Social Networks and the Life of Relationships - Malcolm R. Parks
12. Interpersonal Influence - James P. Dillard & Leanne Knobloch
13. Interpersonal Conflict: A Review - Michael E. Roloff & Benjamin Chiles
14. Theories of Computer Mediated Communication and Interpersonal Relations - Joseph B. Walther
15. Interpersonal Skills - Brian H. Spitzberg & William R. Cupach
PART V: Contexts
16. Interpersonal Communication in the Workplace - Karen K. Myers, David R. Seibold, & Hee Sun Park
17. Intercultural Perspectives on Interpersonal Communication - John Oetzel & Stella Ting-Toomey
18. Interpersonal Processes in Romantic Relationships - Anita L. Vangelisti
19. Interpersonal Communication and Health Care - Teresa L. Thompson, Jeffrey D. Robinson, & Dale E. Brashers
20. Interpersonal Communication in Family Relationships - John P. Caughlin, Ascan F. Koener, Paul Schrodt, & Mary Anne Fitzpatrick
21. Interpersonal Communication Across the Lifespan - Jon F. Nussbaum, Loretta L. Pechionni, & Kevin B. Wright
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Authors
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