Interpersonal Communication and Human Relationships
Allyn & Bacon
Anita L. Vangelisti
Written by two well-respected researchers and authors in the field, Interpersonal Communication and Human Relationships offers the most comprehensive and widely-used developmental and analytical approach to communication in close relationships. It focuses on the role of communication in the coming together and the coming apart of relationships. This accessible text introduces students to relational communication theories by using common examples - relationships with roommates, friends, and parents - to help students better understand and retain concepts. Furthermore, the book's core model, introduced in Chapter 2, can be applied to the diverse range of relationships that students have experienced - or will experience - throughout their lives. A classic for more than twenty years, Interpersonal Communication and Human Relationships retains all of its highly-praised features in the fourth edition, including the latest research from communication and social psychology; thorough coverage of dialogue, speech, and interaction patterns; interesting boxed inserts, cartoons, and diagnostic tests; and an effective writing style that engages students and holds their interest.