Communicating Social Support

Author: Daena J. Goldsmith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521066860
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We often turn to our friends, family, spouses, and partners for help in coping with daily stress or major crises. Daena Goldsmith provides a communication-based approach for understanding why some conversations about problems are more helpful than others. In contrast to other research on the social support processes, Goldsmith focuses on interpersonal communication--what people say and how they say it, as well as their reactions to the conversations. Her studies cover adults of all ages and various kinds of stresses, ranging from everyday hassles to serious illnesses and other major crises.

The International Encyclopedia Of Organizational Communication 4 Volume Set

Author: Craig Scott
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118955609
Size: 34.33 MB
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The International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication offers a comprehensive collection of entries contributed by international experts on the origin, evolution, and current state of knowledge of all facets of contemporary organizational communication. Represents the definitive international reference resource on a topic of increasing relevance, in a new series of sub-disciplinary international encyclopedias Examines organization communication across a range of contexts, including NGOs, global corporations, community cooperatives, profit and non-profit organizations, formal and informal collectives, virtual work, and more Features topics ranging from leader-follower communication, negotiation and bargaining and organizational culture to the appropriation of communication technologies, emergence of inter-organizational networks, and hidden forms of work and organization Offers an unprecedented level of authority and diverse perspectives, with contributions from leading international experts in their associated fields Part of The Wiley Blackwell-ICA International Encyclopedias of Communication series, published in conjunction with the International Communication Association

Handbook Of Interpersonal Communication

Author: Mark L. Knapp
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761921608
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The Third Edition of the Handbook of Interpersonal Communication includes eight new chapters and eleven revised from the second edition. Following an introductory chapter, the volume is organized into four parts covering perspectives on inquiry in interpersonal communication, fundamental units of interpersonal communication, processes and functions, and interpersonal contexts. Features include: · Each chapter reviews and updates research in its respective area · Part II examines methodological issues in the field · Includes articles by top scholars in the field of Interpersonal Communication

Social Support And Physical Health

Author: Bert N. Uchino
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300127987
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This book will change the way we understand the future of our planet. It is both alarming and hopeful. James Gustave Speth, renowned as a visionary environmentalist leader, warns that in spite of all the international negotiations and agreements of the past two decades, efforts to protect Earth's environment are not succeeding. Still, he says, the challenges are not insurmountable. He offers comprehensive, viable new strategies for dealing with environmental threats around the world. The author explains why current approaches to critical global environmental problems - climate change, biodiversity loss, deterioration of marine environments, deforestation, water shortages, and others - don't work. He offers intriguing insights into why we have been able to address domestic environmental threats with some success while largely failing at the international level. Setting forth eight specific steps to a sustainable future, Speth convincingly argues that dramatically different government and citizen action are now urgent. If ever a book could be described as essential, this is it.

Romantic Relationships In Emerging Adulthood

Author: Frank D. Fincham
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139492330
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Emerging adulthood - the period between the late teens and mid-twenties - is a unique and important developmental period during which people gain relationship experience before settling on someone to partner with. Romantic Relationships in Emerging Adulthood presents a synthesis of research and theory on this topic. Leading scholars from demography, sociology, family studies, and psychology provide original data and theoretical analyses that address the formation, nature, and significance of romantic relationships in emerging adults. Until recently, it was assumed that romantic relationships in emerging adults were not particularly important or formative. The material presented allows this assumption to be thoroughly evaluated. This volume is intended to be a resource for anyone interested in understanding romantic relationships in emerging adulthood. It is especially appropriate for classroom use in upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in the fields of family sociology, human development and family studies, clinical and developmental psychology, and social work.

Personality And Close Relationship Processes

Author: Stanley O. Gaines, Jr
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110710968X
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Relationship science is dominated by studies that emphasize situational or outside-person influences on close relationship processes. In contrast, Gaines, Jr emphasizes personality or within-person influences on relationship dynamics. This book integrates personality theories and research on attitudes, traits, values, motives, emotions, and moods as influences on close relationship processes.

The Sage Handbook Of Nonverbal Communication

Author: Valerie Manusov
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412904049
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This Handbook provides an up-to-date discussion of the central issues in nonverbal communication and examines the research that informs these issues. Editors Valerie Manusov and Miles Patterson bring together preeminent scholars, from a range of disciplines, to reveal the strength of nonverbal behavior as an integral part of communication.

Personal Relationships And Social Support

Author: Steve Duck
Publisher: Sage Pubns
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It is widely acknowledged that the support given by friends, intimates andother members of a social network is important to a person's well-being. Until recently, however, little attention has been paid to the relational processes and contexts through which social support is mediated. Personal Relationships and Social Support represents a major initiative in its focus upon social support as a phenomenon embedded in the everyday transactions and dynamics of people's interpersonal relationships. The authors consider such issues as the importance of the day-to-day talk' of social support within interpersonal relationships, the strategies that people use to mobilize support within particular relational contexts and the impact of people's daily life and work patterns on the need for, and ability to mobilize, support. The effect, in turn, of competence in support giving on the development and maintenance of interpersonal relationships is examined as are the possible negative consequences of particular kinds of support. Personal Relationships and Social Support brings together for the first time two strands of work, on social support and the nature of interpersonal relationships, which have tended to develop in isolation from each other. This path-breaking book will be essential reading for all those interested in new developments in theory and research in the field of human relationships.

Feeling Hurt In Close Relationships

Author: Anita L. Vangelisti
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139480723
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Feeling Hurt in Close Relationships presents a synthesis of cutting-edge research and theory on hurt. Being hurt is an inevitable part of close relationships. What varies from relationship to relationship is not whether partners hurt each other, but how their relationship is affected by hurtful episodes. Given the potential influence of hurt feelings on people's interpersonal relationships, it is not surprising that scholars have begun to study the antecedents, processes, and outcomes associated with hurt. This collection integrates the various issues addressed by researchers, theorists, and practitioners who study the causes of hurt feelings, the interpersonal events associated with hurt, and the ways people respond to hurting and being hurt by others. To capture the breadth and depth of the literature in this area, the work of scholars from a variety of disciplines – including social psychology, communication, sociology, and family studies – is highlighted.