Personality and interpersonal communication

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Sage Publications, 1987 - Family & Relationships - 351 pages
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Should studies of personality be central to communication research? Should the usefulness of the individual differences approach to interpersonal communication be questioned? McCroskey and Daly - while not negating the value of situational research - stress the importance of communication research which focuses on individual differences, particularly personality-type differences. This comprehensive and in-depth study will show those who tend to overestimate the influence of the situation that the person is also a critical part of the communication equation.

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Contents

Classical Approaches
42
Willingness to Communicate
129
Aggressiveness
157
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About the author (1987)

Jason S. Wrench is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Media at the State University of New York at New Paltz.
Candice Thomas-Maddox is Regional Coordinator and Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Ohio University Lancaster.
Virginia Peck Richmond is Professor and Chair of the Communication Studies Department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Professor of Communication Studies (Emerita) at West Virginia University.
James C. McCroskey is Scholar in Residence in the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Professor of Communication Studies (Emeritus) at West Virginia University.

John Daly teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on topics such as Interpersonal Communication, Advocacy, and Persuasion. He has won eight different teaching awards while at the University of Texas. He also teaches, for the University's Executive Education program of the Business School, courses on advocacy, customer service, communication, sales management, leadership, and teambuilding. He received his Ph.D. from Purdue University. He has published more than ninety scholarly articles, has edited two academic journals, and completed five academic books. He has served as President of the National Communication Association and on the Board of Directors of the International Communication Association and the International Customer Service Association.