Ronald B. Adler Interplay

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Interplay

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Now in a new edition, Interplay: The Process of Interpersonal Communication provides a comprehensive and engaging introduction to communication in interpersonal relationships. Based on an extensive body of scholarship, Interplay cites more than 1,200 sources--almost 25% of which are new to this edition--and provides a variety of thought-provoking photos, sidebars, and cartoons that illustrate key points in the text and connect them to everyday life and popular culture.
Updated and revised throughout, the tenth edition is now more accessible and useful to students, with revisions based on detailed recommendations by leading scholars in the field.
UPDATED FEATURES OF THE TENTH EDITION
* Revised and expanded material examines the relationship between gender and language use, the pervasiveness and inevitability of casual "mindless" listening, conflict styles, co-cultures within American society, and relational maintenance.
* Focus on Research sidebars--50% of which are new to this edition--summarize current research on interesting and important topics. New profiles provide information on such topics as cell phone etiquette, self-presentation strategies of first-generation college students, unwritten rules for expressing emotions on the job, methods used by college students to discourage drinking and driving, and the functions of telling secrets in close relationships.
* Film Clips--50% of which are new to this edition--profile recent feature films that illustrate communication concepts. These clips include Crash (stereotyping), Garden State (emotional expression), 50 First Dates (relational stages), Bend It Like Beckham (relational dialectics), and Before Sunset (self-disclosure).
* An inviting new design features provocative photos and clever cartoons that reinforce concepts from the text and encourage students to explore the book's content.
* The Interplay website at www.oup.com/us/interplay offers a wealth of resources for both students and their professors--online self-testing and other study aids, links to a variety of communication-related websites, and "Now Playing" reviews of recent films.

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Interplay: The Process of Interpersonal Communication, Eighth Edition, by Ronald B. Adler, Lawrence B. Rosenfeld, and Russell F. Proctor II presents a readable and engaging introduction to the subject of interpersonal communication built on a solid foundation of scholarship. It cites approximately 900 sources (more than any other book in the field) and highlights outside research in sidebars called "Focus on Research." New research profiles in this edition address topics including building relationships via e-mail, perceptions of racist speech, tattoos as identity management, misunderstanding about sexual overtures, and self-disclosure in personal ads. This edition also continues Interplay's commitment to a balanced treatment of important topics, such as exploring differences and similarities between male and female communication rather than favoring the increasingly questionable "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" approach. Written and designed to engage students, Interplay has a reader-friendly voice and an extensive and sophisticated array of photographs, cartoons, and images that connect the discipline of communications to everyday life and the popular culture that surrounds students everywhere.

New Features
A new and improved web site offers resources for both students and professors, including chapter research links, web activities, practice quizzes, a glossary, and documentation links.
"Reflection" sidebars offer first-person accounts of how principles in the text apply to everyday life.
Three types of end-of-chapter activities--"Skill Builders," "Invitations to Insight," and "Ethical Challenges"--provide accessible ways for students to explore text material.
Two resource books, written by Russell F. Proctor II, offer teaching strategies featuring popular films in conjunction with Interplay. Available free to adopting professors.
Updated film clips throughout the book demonstrate how current films illustrate communication principles introduced in the text.
Expanded coverage of the affects of technology on interpersonal communication.
"Recommended Readings" lists at the end of each chapter provide resources for students to follow up on ideas introduced in the text.

About the Author:

Ronald Adler, Santa Barbara City College. Russell Proctor, Northern Kentucky University. Lawrence Rosenfeld, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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