Close Encounters: Communicating in Relationships

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Mayfield Publishing Company, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 431 pages
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"Close Encounters: Communication in Relationships, Second 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. 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." "This core text is designed for advanced courses in interpersonal communication and relationships as found in departments of communication, social psychology, family studies, and sociology."--BOOK JACKET.

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Contents

Conclusion
27
Identity Management
28
Communicating Our Identities to Others
37
Copyright

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