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The SAGE Handbook of Interpersonal Communication

The SAGE Handbook of Interpersonal Communication

Fourth Edition
Edited by:
  • Mark L. Knapp - State University of New York at New Paltz, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • John A. Daly - The University of Texas at Austin, USA

August 2011 | 800 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

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.

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

good theorectical understandings and supportive literature review

Dr Chavi Chen
IESEG, School of Management, Catholic University of Lille
April 27, 2012
Key features

New To This Edition

  • Twenty-six new contributors with a fresh perspective address key content in response to changes in the field.  
  • Four new chapters covering current issues and controversies allow for a greater understanding of interpersonal processes. These can be found in Chapter 4 on biological/physiological responses, Chapter 11 on social networks, Chapter 17 on intercultural encounters, and Chapter 21 on interpersonal communication across the life span.

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