Close Encounters: Communication in Relationships

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Taking a relational approach to the study of interpersonal communication, this bestselling text focuses on issues that are central to understanding close relationships, particularly between romantic partners, friends, and family members. While it draws on interdisciplinary research, the book maintains a focus on communication.

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Laura K. Guerrero has been at Arizona State since 1996 where she teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses on relational communication, nonverbal communication, statistics, and research methods. Her research focuses on communication in close relationships, emphasizing nonverbal messages, emotion, and the "dark” and “bright” sides of interpersonal communication. She is the co-author/co-editor of Nonverbal Communication in Close Relationships (Erlbaum), The Nonverbal Communication Reader, Third Edition (Waveland Press), Nonverbal Communication (Pearson), and the Handbook of Communication and Emotion (Academic Press).

Peter Andersen (PhD, Florida State University) is a professor at San Diego State University. The author of five books and more than 150 book chapters, research papers, and journal articles, he has received recognition as one of the 100 most published scholars in the field of communication.

Walid A. Afifi (PhD, University of Arizona) is professor in the Department of Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he teaches interpersonal communication, relational communication, nonverbal communication, and social marketing. His research revolves around people’s experience of uncertainty and their decisions to seek or avoid information in relational contexts.

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Book Description SAGE Publications Inc, United States, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. 3rd Revised edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. Close Encounters: Communication in Relationships, Third Edition takes a relational approach to the study of interpersonal communication by focusing on issues that are central to describing and understanding close relationships. Although the primary focus is on communication research, this book emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of the study of personal relationships by including research from various disciplines such as social psychology and family studies. Organized using a developmental approach, the authors first look at initial interaction and relational escalation, then move on to issues related to maintaining intimate relationships, and finally focus on challenges relational partners face, including relationship endings. New to the Thrid Edition - Incorporates the latest research on topics such as date initiation, cohabitation, friends with benefits, affectionate communication, identity in interracial relationships, and the effects of conflict and divorce on children. - Offers more self-tests so students can better assess themselves and their relationships. - Provides chapter-opening scenarios that are referred to throughout the chapter to show how communication concepts and theories can be applied to people s lives. Seller Inventory # LIO9781412977371

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