Relational Communication: Continuity and Change in Personal Relationships
Focusing on personal, intimate relationships, this text offers a sophisticated integration of current theory and research, that is interdisciplinary in scope, to help students see how important theories about communication and relationships pertain to everyday experiences. Part One of the book provides a conceptual framework for thinking about personal relationships; chapters focus on theories and research that illuminate what personal relationships involve and how they develop through communication processes. Part Two extends the conceptual foundations to trace the processes by which we build, sustain, transform, and sometimes disassemble intimate connections with others.
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The Role of Theories in Understanding Personal Relationships
Individuals in Personal Relationships
Social Contexts of Relationships
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