Interpersonal Processes: New Directions in Communication Research

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Michael E. Roloff, Gerald R. Miller
SAGE Publications, Jul 1, 1987 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 302 pages
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There are few edited volumes on interpersonal communication that have the breadth of focus of Interpersonal Processes. Divided into three broad sections, this interdisciplinary work covers functions of interpersonal communication, interaction phenomena and relationships.

Interpersonal Processes updates the classic Explorations in Interpersonal Communication (SAGE 1976). Original contributors have revised their chapters and, together with other scholars, provide new insights and recognise the emergence of new research areas.

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Contents

Editors Introduction
7
Communicating Under Uncertainty
39
The SelfConcept and Interpersonal Communication
63
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About the author (1987)

MICHAEL E. ROLOFF (Ph.D, Michigan State University) is professor of Communication Studies at Northwestern University. His research and teaching interests are in the general area of interpersonal influence. He has published articles and offers courses focused on persuasion, interpersonal compliance-gaining, conflict management, organizational change and bargaining and negotiation. His current research is focused on conflict avoidance and serial arguing in intimate relationships, the interpretation and construction of persuasive messages, and the effects of planning and alternatives on negotiation processes. He has co-edited four research volumes: (1) Persuasion: New Directions in Theory and Research, (2) Social Cognition and Communication, (3) Interpersonal Processes, and (4) Communication and Negotiation. He wrote Interpersonal Communication: The Social Exchange Approach. He completed a term as the editor of Communication Yearbook and is currently co-editor of Communication Research. He was co-recipient of the Woolbert Award for Outstanding Contribution to Communication Research from the Speech Communication Association and of a publication award from the Social Cognition and Communication Division of the National Communication Association. He has been the Chair of the Interpersonal Communication Division of the National Communication Association. He is currently Director of the National Communication Association Publications Board. Professor Roloff has received several teaching awards from groups at Northwestern including the Associated Student Government, the Mortar Board, and the Alumni Association.

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