Dailey, René M. / Le Poire, Beth A. (eds.)
Applied Interpersonal Communication Matters
Family, Health, and Community Relations
Year of Publication: 2006
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2006. X, 315 pp.
ISBN 978-0-8204-7627-8 pb. (Softcover)
Weight: 0.440 kg, 0.970 lbs
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It is an important time for scholars of communication to develop rich theory addressing critical applied interpersonal issues. Stress, substance abuse, violence, health problems, divorce, safety, and aging are but a few of the problems individuals address in their day-to-day interpersonal communication. That communication is critical to coping successfully with these challenges.
Stressing the timeliness of such applied contributions, the International Communication Association instituted a regular feature in its newsletter on communication matters, and focused its most recent conference on applied issues in communication. This edited volume, containing individual chapters by original researchers, explores socially meaningful contributions to the study of interpersonal problems involving language and social action.
Contents: John P. Caughlin/Ted L. Huston: Demand/Withdraw Patterns in Marital Relationships: An Individual Differences Perspective - Rachel S. Malis/Michael E. Roloff: Features of Serial Arguing and Coping Strategies: Links with Stress and Well-Being - Tamara D. Afifi/Tara McManus: Communal Coping Dilemmas in Post-Divorce Families: Introducing Meaning Back into Coping - Daena J. Goldsmith/Kristin Lindholm Gumminger/Jennifer J. Bute: Communication About Lifestyle Change Between Cardiac Patients and Their Partners - C. Arthur VanLear: A Life of Sobriety: Communication and Taking Steps on a Pathway Toward Emotional Quality of Life - Ashley P. Duggan/Beth A. Le Poire/Kathleen J. Addis: A Qualitative Analysis of Communicative Strategies Used by Partners of Substance Abusers and Depressed Individuals During Recovery: Implications for Inconsistent Nurturing as Control Theory - Melanie R. Trost/Stephen Yoshimura: The Importance of Competing Relational Goals in Resisting Offers of Alcohol - Donald J. Cegala: The Impact of Patients' Communication Style on Physicians' Discourse: Implications for Better Health Outcomes - Dale E. Brashers/Elaine Hsieh/Judith L. Neidig/Nancy R. Reynolds: Managing Uncertainty About Illness: Health Care Providers as Credible Authorities - Howard Giles/Jennifer Fortman/René M. Dailey/Valerie Barker/Christopher Hajek/Michelle Chernikoff Anderson/Nicholas O. Rule: Communication Accomodation: Law Enforcement and the Public - Denise Haunani Solomon: A Relational Framing Perspective on Perceptions of Social-Sexual Communication at Work.
About the author(s)/editor(s)
The Editors: René M. Dailey is Assistant Professor in the department of communication studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She has authored several articles in the areas of interpersonal and family communication. Her specific research interests include the role of family communication in development, particularly for children and adolescents.
Beth A. Le Poire is Associate Professor in the department of communication at California Lutheran University. She has published more than forty articles and book chapters cutting across various areas of applied interpersonal research, including the communication of stigma, early parental and subsequent romantic attachment, and the effects that partners of substance abusers can have on continued substance abuse. She is currently authoring a family communication textbook.
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General Editor: Howard Giles