Description : Cognition, Communication, and Romantic Relationships focuses on the role of memory, communication, and social cognition in the development of romantic relationships. The authors review developmental models of communication and examine criticisms of these models. They also explore the stages through which relationships escalate and deteriorate, and consider the processes for such activities as meeting new people, dating, sexual intercourse, and terminating relationships. Differences between men and women are discussed throughout the text, in light of current research supporting systematic gender differences in how people think about romance and relationships. As an extended analysis and research review of how thinking about romance influences and is influenced by communicative processes, this text offers a deeper understanding of the cognitive and communicative factors involved in relationship processes. It is designed for use in courses on interpersonal relationships and intimate relations in social psychology, communication, counseling psychology, clinical psychology, and sociology.
Description : COMMUNICATION IN OUR LIVES, Fifth Edition, provides everything you need to strengthen your interpersonal, group, public speaking, and media literacy skills--and demonstrates the value of communication in your life. Award-winning, forward-thinking scholar Julia T. Wood focuses on helping you develop vital communication skills while exploring the latest research and theory of today’s most prominent communication scholars, including current developments in cultural and social diversity and the impact of technology on communication. This popular text features an engaging, personal tone, highly readable style, and frequent Student Voice sections that explore how other students have experienced key communication concepts. It is also packed with interactive, online study tools that can help you explore human communication and become a more confident and effective communicator. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : This text is a sophisticated and comprehensive integration of current theory and research on communication and relationships. It emphasizes communication as the primary process through which individuals create, develop, and sustain intimate relationships while exploring the many ways gender, culture, and social context affect communication in personal interactions.
Description : This book focuses on safer sex discussion and practice in close, personal relationships, emphasizing research on individuals in personal relationship types that are experiencing a rise in HIV infection and AIDS. Moving beyond studies of gay adult males and IV drug-users, this work paints a clear picture of the very real risk that exists for these less-studied, more general populations, so individuals may better personalize the risk and engage in more preventative measures. Authors Tara M. Emmers-Sommer and Mike Allen examine issues surrounding safer sex, utilizing research that focuses on how individuals struggle with personalizing the HIV and AIDS risk and how they cope with safer sex issues. Safer Sex in Personal Relationships takes readers on a journey through a variety of close relationship types. It begins by highlighting awareness to the global enormity of HIV and AIDS and providing a link between the global and personal, and the need to make HIV and AIDS awareness part of everyday talk and personal relationship structure. It then focuses on: *safer sex in close relationships, both heterosexual and homosexual; *marital relationships and the importance of safe sex discussion and awareness in marriages; *HIV and AIDS from a multicultural perspective; *HIV and AIDS in aged populations; and *increasing awareness, understanding, and compassion of those living with HIV and AIDS. This book will appeal to scholars and students concerned with HIV and AIDS in personal relationships. It will be an invaluable text for courses on interpersonal communication and relationships; family, marital, human sexuality, sex and gender, gay and lesbian relationships, and sexual education; and relational conflict across communication, psychology, and sociology disciplines.
Description : The first comprehensive handbook of research in personal relationships, a field that has grown exponentially in the past ten years. Written by leading experts, this multidisciplinary treatment covers the most current research, methodology, and theory on both traditional and newly developing topics, including persuasion in personal relationships, the progress of courtship, the ways in which nonverbal communication influences relationships, and interactions between strangers.
Description : Comprises 18 chapters written from sociological and social psychological perspectives. Accessible to students and professionals. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Description : Practical skills for developing successful relationships—both face-to-face and online Written in a conversational style and presented in an innovative handbook format, The Interpersonal Communication Playbook empowers you to take an active role in the development of your communication skills. Best-selling authors Teri Kwal Gamble and Michael Gamble provide you with abundant opportunities to make personal observations, analyze personal experiences, and assess personal growth across interpersonal contexts. Offering an array of communication settings for you to practice your skills, this text makes it easy for you to see how relevant theory can be applied to develop and maintain healthy relationships with family, friends, romantic partners, and coworkers. Key Features Insightful, relatable examples and real-world scenarios engage you and encourage you to critically reflect on your own communication dynamics. “Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter outline key objectives and help you master important concepts and prepare for exams. Opening vignettes introduce the relevance of chapter content through a contemporary example of communication in action, exemplifying chapter themes with engaging and relevant stories. “What Do You Know?” features promotes self-assessment of knowledge and encourages you to address any misconceptions you discover. “Try This” boxes promote active learning and provide you with opportunities to put your skills into practice. “Reflect On This” boxes connect theory with practice—bringing key concepts and ideas to life. “Analyze This” boxes encourage you to apply critical thinking to examples of interpersonal encounters from literature and popular culture. “Connect the Case” features includes chapter-ending cases designed to help you assess interpersonal communication outcomes to help solidify and further develop the skills learned.