Interpersonal Communication and Human Relationships (6th Edition)

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Interpersonal Communication and Human Relationships provides comprehensive coverage of the field in the context of developing relationships. Grounded in both contemporary and classic scholarship, the experienced author team engages the reader 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 interpersonal communication principles and theories through the use of common experiences. Interpersonal Communication and Human Relationships aims to motivate readers to critically think about their own relational communication and those of others, and to peak interest and affinity for future social science research. A market leader for over twenty years, this Sixth 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.

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Interpersonal Communication and Human Relationships , 6/E

Mark L. Knapp, University of Texas at Austin

Anita L. Vangelisti, University of Texas at Austin

 

Focusing on communication’s role in the growth and deterioration of human relationships, this text introduces interpersonal communication principles and theories through the use of common experiences, such as relationships with roommates, friends, and coworkers. This Sixth Edition retains its classic features including current research from communication and social psychology, thorough coverage of dialogue, speech, and interaction patterns, true stories, executive summary boxes, cartoons, and diagnostic tests.

 

Features of the New Edition:

  • “So You Want to Know” feature boxes show how current research areas such as long-distance relationships, online relationships, and friendships are relevant to your life today.
  • Contemporary research on such topics as the evolutionary approach to jealousy, deception, workplace relationships, and the role of emotion in relationships helps keep you abreast of interpersonal issues today.
  • New coverage throughout the text of the impact of technology on relationships, including rules for online dating, offers practical applications of interpersonal communication concepts.
  • Increased coverage of cultural issues and diversity and their influence on relationships continues to bring global perspective to broaden your understanding of key interpersonal concepts.

 

 

What reviewers are saying about Interpersonal Communication and Human Relationships:

 

“Knapp and Vangelisti have written a compelling textbook at once theoretically grounded and imminently readable.”

-          Joanne Gilbert, Alma College

 

 “This book is a great representation of how interpersonal communication books should be written.”

-          Narissra Punyanunt-Carter, Texas Tech University

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