Interconnections: Interpersonal Communication Foundations and Contexts, 1st Edition
- Jonathan M. Bowman
- ISBN-10: 1285449339
- ISBN-13: 9781285449333
- 384 Pages | Paperback
- COPYRIGHT: 2019 Published
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"The boxes are culturally relevant, applicable and thought-provoking."
— Loretta Rivers, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Part I: INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION FOUNDATIONS.
1. Interpersonal Communication Overview.
Interpersonal Communication Defined. Models of Communication. Foundational Principles of Interpersonal Communication. Interpersonal Communication Channels.
2. Identity and the Self.
Identity. Cognition and Schemata. Identity Management. Self-Monitoring. Self-Portrayal and Social Media.
3. Individual and Intercultural Motivations.
Interpersonal Motivations. Beyond Initial Attraction. Group Membership and Attraction. Communication Cultures and Attraction. Intercultural Competence.
Part II: INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION IN ACTION.
4. Verbal Messages.
Rhetorical Foundations. Characteristics of Language. Message Construction and Management. Verbal Theories.
Comparing Hearing and Listening. Listening to Verbal Messages and Message Processing. Elements of Effective Listening. Hindrances to Effective Listening.
6. Nonverbal Messages and Perception.
Nonverbal Communication Basics. Nonverbal Communication Characteristics. Nonverbal Codes. Intercultural Challenges and Nonverbal Communication.
7. Maintaining Our Changing Relationships.
Relational Maintenance. Charting a Relationship. Relationship-Focused Behaviors.
8. Relational Difficulties.
Relational Transgressions. Aggression. Unhealthy Conflict. Deception. Infidelity. Jealousy and Envy.
Part III: UNIQUE INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION CONTEXTS.
9. Romantic Relationships.
Romantic Relationships. Love and Other Matters. Attachment.
Our First Relationships. Defining the Family. Types of Family Structures. Family Systems Theory. Types of Family Functions. Types of Family Challenges.
11. Workplace Interactions.
The Culture of Work. Tensions in Workplace Relationships. Popular Team-Based Work Contexts.
All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.
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