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ISBN-13 9780205217151ISBN-10 020521715X
ISBN-10 0205006086ISBN-13 9780205006083
Author(s): Mark L. Knapp; Anita L. Vangelisti; John P. Caughlin
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 464

Provides comprehensive coverage of the field in the context of developing relationships

Grounded in both contemporary and classic scholarship, the experienced author team engages students through an abundance of relatable stories, accessible writing, and the thoughtful application of interpersonal communication research to everyday life.

Focusing on communication’s role in the growth and decay of human relationships, this text introduces students to interpersonal communication principles and theories through the use of common experiences, such as relationships with roommates, friends, and coworkers. Interpersonal Communication and Human Relationships aims to motivate students to critically think about their own relational communication and those of others, and to peak student interest and affinity for future social science research. A market leader for over twenty years, this Seventh Edition retains its classic features including the citations of the most current research from communication and social psychology; thorough coverage of dialogue, speech, and interaction patterns; true stories, executive summary boxes, cartoons, and diagnostic tests.

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able:

  • Understand the role communication plays in human relationships

  • Explore interpersonal communication principles and theories

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