Social And Cognitive Approaches To Interpersonal Communication

Author: Susan R. Fussell
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317778960
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Historically, the social aspects of language use have been considered the domain of social psychology, while the underlying psycholinguistic mechanisms have been the purview of cognitive psychology. Recently, it has become increasingly clear that these two dimensions are highly interrelated: cognitive mechanisms underlying speech production and comprehension interact with social psychological factors, such as beliefs about one's interlocutors and politeness norms, and with the dynamics of the conversation itself, to produce shared meaning. This realization has led to an exciting body of research integrating the social and cognitive dimensions which has greatly increased our understanding of human language use. Each chapter in this volume demonstrates how the theoretical approaches and research methods of social and cognitive psychology can be successfully interwoven to provide insight into one or more fundamental questions about the process of interpersonal communication. The topics under investigation include the nature and role of speaker intentions in the communicative process, the production and comprehension of indirect speech and figurative language, perspective-taking and conversational collaboration, and the relationships between language, cognition, culture, and social interaction. The book will be of interest to all those who study interpersonal language use: social and cognitive psychologists, theoretical and applied linguists, and communication researchers.

The Cognitive Bases Of Interpersonal Communication

Author: Dean E. Hewes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113543526X
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Our interpretations of the world we live in, and the people and institutions that comprise it, are acquired through complex interactions among what we believe to be true, what the world is, and/or what others think it is. Understanding those complex interactions is one of the most important goals of the social sciences. Of the many disciplines that have contributed to that understanding, two take center stage in this book -- psychology and communication. This volume's purpose is to reconnect the partially isolated environments of social psychology and communication. To do so, it utilizes four building blocks: * the cognitive foundations of interpersonal communication as it might be studied from a social psychological perspective * insiders' views of interpersonal communication from a cognitive psychological standpoint * insiders' approaches to interpersonal communication from an AI perspective * a critique of the cognitive enterprise that reflects the strong philosophical grounding of communication. Overall, the chapters typify some of the most interesting cognitive work done in the study of interpersonal communication. As such, the book should promote productive dialogue across disciplinary boundaries and stimulate further work within the field of interpersonal communication.

Language And Social Cognition

Author: Hanna Pishwa
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110205866
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This interdisciplinary volume provides a novel perspective on social aspects of language. It views ways of how the acquisition and management of knowledge of ourselves and others is reflected in language. Hence, by combining the two disciplines social cognition and linguistics, it proceeds beyond cognitive linguistics by examining language from a wider perspective including cultural issues.

Social Approaches To Communication

Author: Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9780898628739
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Long before there were formal organizations or mass media, there was face-to-face interaction--the practice which comprises very core of the study of communication. Until recently, however, research in the field of interpersonal communication has been dominated by a behavioral science approach closely aligned with experimental social psychology. This timely and provocative volume critiques the limitations of past models, exploring a range of "social approaches" which help bring communication up to date. Social approaches, writes Leeds-Hurwitz, question whether the traditional theoretical assumptions and research methods followed in the field are still valid and appropriate. While the roots of these approaches are diverse and interdisciplinary, they overlap in their concern for the social construction of self, other, and event, and in their acknowledgment of the researcher's role in establishing not only the research questions but also the research context. Social approaches stress the necessity of recognizing the impact of cultural differences on communication research, and identify the ways in which research inquiry creates meanings at the same time as it investigates them. Most importantly, they focus on instances of contact between individuals, the actual social transactions in which people engage. Together they demonstrate the ability to disregard labels in pursuit of a common goal, the construction of a more adequate understanding of human interaction. Robert T. Craig's Foreword describes the historical tension in interpersonal communication between behavioral science approaches, on the one hand, and interpretive social approaches, on the other. Parts I and II of the volume highlight the theoretical underpinnings of social approaches and the philosophical grounding of some of the more central ideas. Part III elaborates on the assumptions shared by social approaches, focusing on a series of key concepts, including the dichotomy between qualitative and quantitative research; reflexivity; social constructionism; and the individual. Part IV begins the task of applying social approaches to particular research topics, including the use of case studies, rapport in research interviews, ethnography as theory, continuity in relationships, and the co-construction of personal narratives. Part V examines where the various chapters lead us, making a strong case for practical theory as the necessary next step. A unique overview of current theoretical innovations in the study of interpersonal communication, SOCIAL APPROACHES TO COMMUNICATION belongs on the shelf of every professional and student in communication. It will be especially valuable to those interested in communication theory, interpersonal communication, and social interaction.

Interpersonal Communication

Author: Charles R. Berger
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110373874
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This handbook comprehensively covers the field of interpersonal communication, including research on processes of social influence, the role of communication close personal relationships, nonverbal communication, cognitive approaches, conflict, bargaining and negotiation, health communication, organizational socialization, social networks, and technologically-mediated communication, as well as two chapters on research methods.

Interpersonal Communication

Author: Michael E. Roloff
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780803916043
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A book which examines the social exchange theories of relations between people. These theories tend to view communication as an exchange or extraction of benefit undertaken out of self interest. The book attempts to answer three questions: what are these theories and how do their assumptions differ? How do they view a variety of interpersonal communication phenomena? What are their strengths and weaknesses? 'This highly readable book contributes by abstracting the substance of exchange, then attributing it to the human communication processes.' -- Sociology: Review of New Books, Vol 9 No 3

Interpersonal Pragmatics

Author: Miriam A. Locher
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110214334
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This handbook focuses on the interpersonal aspects of language in use, exploring key concepts such as face, im/politeness, identity, or gender, as well as mitigation, respect/deference, and humour in a variety of settings. The volume includes theoretical overviews as well as empirical studies from experts in a range of disciplines within linguistics and communication studies and provides a multifaceted perspective on both theoretical and applied approaches to the role of language in relational work.

Interpretive Approaches To Interpersonal Communication

Author: Kathryn Carter
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791418475
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The authors fill two contemporary needs: (1) they provide a collection of essays that raises theoretical and methodological issues in the study of interpersonal communication relevant to all researchers in this area of study, and (2) they present a general approach to interpersonal communication that has gained wide acceptance among practitioners and educators, but has been under-represented by advanced research texts.

Personality And Interpersonal Communication

Author: James C. McCroskey
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
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Should studies of personality be central to communication research? Should the usefulness of the individual differences approach to interpersonal communication be questioned? McCroskey and Daly - while not negating the value of situational research - stress the importance of communication research which focuses on individual differences, particularly personality-type differences. This comprehensive and in-depth study will show those who tend to overestimate the influence of the situation that the person is also a critical part of the communication equation.

Engaging Theories In Interpersonal Communication

Author: Dawn O. Braithwaite
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483315738
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Use and Understand Interpersonal Communication Theories Engaging Theories in Interpersonal Communication: Multiple Perspectives highlights key theories used to guide interpersonal communication research. The Second Edition features 30 theory chapters written by leading scholars in interpersonal communication, including new coverage of evolutionary theories, Problematic Integration Theory, supportive communication theories, Theory of Motivated Information Management, critical approaches to interpersonal communication, and Media Multiplexity Theory. Each theory chapter follows the same structure to help readers easily find and compare information across theories. An updated introductory chapter maps the history and the current state of interpersonal communication theory since publication of the first edition, based on comprehensive analysis of published scholarship. Presenting both classic and cutting-edge issues, the book organizes theories into three clusters—theories that are individually-centered; theories that are focused on discourse and interaction processes; and theories that examine how communication functions in personal relationships. All authors interweave abstract theoretical concepts with concrete examples in order to maximize readability and comprehension.