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Interpersonal communication and human relationships

Illustrates communication's role in human relationships This title introduces students to interpersonal communication principles and theories through the use of commonplace experiences, such as relationships with roommates, friends and co-workers. The book aims to motivate students to critically think about their own relational communication; it also peaks student interest in social science research. MySearchLab is a part of the Knapp/Vangelisti/Caughlin program. Research and writing tools, including access to academic journals, help students explore human communication in even greater depth. To provide students with flexibility, students can download the eText to a tablet using the free Pearson eText app. 020587729X / 9780205877294 Interpersonal Communication & Human Relationships Plus MyCommLab with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205006086 / 9780205006083 Interpersonal Communication & Human Relationships 0205683770 / 9780205683772 MyCommunicationLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text
Print Book, English, 2014
Seventh edition View all formats and editions
Pearson, Boston, 2014
x, 454 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780205006083, 0205006086
pt. 1. Human communication in developing relationships. Communication: the lifeblood of relationships
Stages of coming together and coming apart
pt. 2. Factors affecting human communication behavior in relationships. The nature of the communicators
The communication environment: cultural and physical
pt. 3. Interaction patterns for coming together. The genesis of dialogue
Interaction rituals
The foundations of intimate dialogue
pt. 4. Interaction patterns and the maintenance of relationships. Maintaining relationshps through dialogue: disclosures, lies, and fights
Maintaining relationships through dialogue: commitment and intimacy
pt. 5. Interaction patterns for coming apart. Communication and the process of relationship disengagement
The dialogue of distance and de-escalation
pt. 6. Toward more effective communication in relationships. Evaluating and developing effective communication in relationships