Studies in Applied Interpersonal Communication / Edition 1

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Studies in Applied Interpersonal Communication offers solutions for communication problems that erupt in our daily lives. By focusing on socially meaningful applied research in communication, this book offers a new direction for interpersonal communication studies. Featuring original studies that are practical and relevant, chapters provide readers with a balanced combination of rigorous research and pragmatic application. This book will generate enthusiasm among students and scholars and inspire future research that moves beyond the theoretical and toward the practical.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412942164
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 3/27/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 732,914
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael T. Motley (Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University; M.A. & B.A., University of Texas) conducts research concerned with the interpersonal tactics and message strategies that individuals use in the context of problematic social interactions (for example, sexual harassment, unrequited romance, sexual aggres­siveness/date rape, and disclosures concerning sexually transmitted diseases). Motley is best known for his work on laboratory-induced slips of the tongue (e.g., Freudian slips) as indicators of cognitive proc­essing in speech. He won the 1987 and 1990 Aubery Fisher Awards for the best article in Western Jour­nal of Communication. In 1987 he was recognized by a special Eastern Communication Association panel as being among the "Top 1%" of the discipline's scholars in research productivity during the 1980's. He has been an associate editor for several journals and has held several offices within National Com­munication Association and Western States Communication Association. Motley has taught both graduate and undergraduate level courses concerned with interpersonal message strategies and tactics.

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Table of Contents

Introduction     vii
Special Communication Situations
Managing Unwanted Pursuit   Brian H. Spitzberg   William R. Cupach     3
Conditions That Determine the Fate of Friendships After Unrequited Romantic Disclosures   Michael T. Motley   Larissa J. Faulkner   Heidi Reeder     27
Interactive Aspects of Interpersonal Guilt: Relational Pragmatics and Consequences   Lisa A. Miczo   Judee K. Burgoon     51
Behaviors That Determine the Fate of Friendships After Unrequited Romantic Disclosures   Michael T. Motley   Heidi Reeder   Larissa J. Faulkner     71
Occasional Situations
Communication During Serial Arguments: Connections With Individuals' Mental and Physical Well-Being   Michael E. Roloff   Rachel M. Reznik     97
Unwanted Escalation of Sexual Intimacy: Pursuing a Miscommunication Explanation   Michael T. Motley     121
"Good" and "Bad" Advice: How to Advise More Effectively   Erina L. MacGeorge   Bo Feng   Elizabeth R. Thompson     145
Forgiving Communication and Relational Consequences   Vincent R. Waldron   Douglas L. Kelley   Jessica Harvey     165
Verbal Coercion to Unwanted Sexual Intimacy: How Coercion Messages Operate   Michael T.Motley     185
Everyday Situations
What Counts as Effective Emotional Support? Explorations of Individual and Situational Differences   Brant R. Burleson     207
Understanding the Communication and Relational Dynamics of Humor   Jess K. Alberts   Jolanta A. Drzewiecka     229
Facework and Nonverbal Behavior in Social Support Interactions Within Romantic Dyads   Nathan Miczo   Judee K. Burgoon     245
Interpersonal Emotional Competence   Sandra Metts   Brandon Wood     267
Television Viewing and Relational Maintenance   Christina G. Yoshimura   Jess K. Alberts     287
Index     309
About the Editor     313
About the Contributors     315
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