This is the first book to draw together the major conceptual, methodological, and research approaches to the problems of communication avoidance and shyness. The editors aimed to present the differing views on communication avoidance in a single volume. The bibliography is the most extensive available in this area of research.
About the Author
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).
Table of ContentsPart One: Perspectives James C McCroskey The Communication Apprehension Perspective Arnold H Buss A Conception of Shyness Gerald M Phillips Reticence: a Perspective on Social Withdrawal John A Daly and Arnold H Buss The Transitory Causes of Audience Anxie