The Third Edition of the Handbook of Interpersonal Communication includes eight new chapters and eleven revised from the second edition. Following an introductory chapter, the volume is organized into four parts covering perspectives on inquiry in interpersonal communication, fundamental units of interpersonal communication, processes and functions, and interpersonal contexts. Features include: · Each chapter reviews and updates research in its respective area · Part II examines methodological issues in the field · Includes articles by top scholars in the field of Interpersonal Communication
The International Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Communication presents a comprehensive overview of the theories, concepts and processes that interpersonal communication researchers use to explain a wide variety of social interaction phenomena. Provides an overview of the theories, concepts and processes that IC researchers use to explain a wide variety of social interaction phenomena Over 270 entries explore: interpersonal conflict, negotiation, relationship development, interactional adaptation, social influence, and, communication in the workplace, at school and within family life Published with a regularly updating online edition, ensuring readers are kept abreast of the latest developments in the field Part of The Wiley Blackwell-ICA International Encyclopedias of Communication series, published in conjunction with the International Communication Association
"Interpersonal Communication: Putting Theory Into Practice draws upon theory and research in the field of interpersonal communication to help students identify strategies that will help them to become more skilled communicators. This book introduces students to interpersonal communication as a subject of scientific research that has enormous relevance to their daily lives. The authors' aim to improve students' quality of life by promoting effective communication skills. In this text, students learn to use what researchers have discovered about interpersonal communication to improve their own ability to communicate well. Students are also exposed to contemporary research in interpersonal communication, which is used as a foundation for establishing skill-building tips"--
Brief, practical, and reader-friendly, this is a handy guide for improving your business interactions and relationships. It offers clear, straightforward tools useful in a professional context, with an “easy-to-skim” format and a direct, matter-of-fact tone. This book gives practical advice on how to improve the foundational interpersonal communication skills of listening, feedback, asking and responding to questions, and adjusting to others' styles. It offers step-by-step recommendations for approaching such common interactions as interviewing, negotiating, and conducting performance appraisals. This direct, step-by-step guide for interpersonal communication skills is a necessary read for people who communicate in professional contexts, such as managers, supervisors, and executives in any business or professional arena.
The authors examine the theoretical influence of culture on interpersonal communication. They provide a framework for guiding future, and for interpreting past, research in the field. Because cross-cultural comparisons of interpersonal communication must be theoretically based, culture must be treated as a variable in research. This concept is presented in the first two chapters and then applied to specific areas of research. Previous research is reinterpreted in the light of this concept, and explanations are provided on how culture has influenced specific areas such as situational factors, verbal and nonverbal communication styles, interpersonal and intergroup relationships.
This new edition introduces the underpinning theory and concepts required for the development of first class communication and interpersonal skills in nursing. By providing a simple to read overview of the central topics students are able to quickly gain a solid, evidence-based grounding in the subject.
Natural Bridges is a concise, practical, inexpensive, and student-friendly guide to interpersonal communication. This book explores the fundamental principles and skills necessary for effective communication. Building on the theme that our every word and behavior contributes to building a bridge or a barrier in our daily interactions with others, Natural Bridges provides students with concepts and real-world guidelines for productive communication with acquaintances, friends, family-members, romantic partners, and co-workers.
Following in the same tradition as two other edited collections that revolutionized interpersonal communication research (G.R. Miller′s Explorations in Interpersonal Communication and M.E. Roloff & G.R. Miller′s Interpersonal Processes) New Directions in Interpersonal Communication presents the latest research being done today and reflects the changes that have occurred in interpersonal communication research during the past 18 years. A combination of established and newer scholars, as well as ′boundary spanners′ (those who are applying interpersonal theories and concepts to areas such as family, health, intercultural, organizational, and mediated communication) illustrate the wealth and breadth of this area of study and research.
The third edition of Communication: Core Interpersonal Skills for Health Professionals is an essential guide to clear and effective communication in a multidisciplinary healthcare setting. Divided into four sections, the title takes the reader on a journey of reflection upon personal communication styles and habits. Essential communication strategies and skills are reviewed to rebuild and enhance future practice. The fully revised third edition by Gjyn O'Toole will appeal to the health student and practitioner seeking to improve communication style and practice in an increasingly complex healthcare environment. Individual and group activities integrated throughout, designed to promote communication skill, reflection and awareness Key communication challenges addressed – conflict, cultural variations, misunderstandings, ethical issues, communicating over distances, written documentation and electronic forms of communication including social networking sites Updated online evolve resources for lecturers and students at evolve.elsevier.com Updated illustrations New chapter focusing solely on electronic communication – the advantages and disadvantages plus strategies for appropriate use of social media New chapter exploring the importance of ‘one way’ documentation, professional writing and conduct New scenarios and activities – 49 scenarios present realistic situations and individuals that health professionals encounter, encouraging the reader to actively explore circumstances and needs
Nine years after the First Edition, key scholars redefine the field of interpersonal communication. New chapters, which represent areas of contemporary concern, focus on culture and meaning, supportive communication and health care.