ISBN-10:
0073534285
ISBN-13:
9780073534282
Pub. Date:
09/20/2013
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Introducing Communication Theory: Analysis and Application / Edition 5

Introducing Communication Theory: Analysis and Application / Edition 5

by Richard L West, Lynn H Turner
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Introducing Communication Theory: Analysis and Application, focuses on the links between theory and everyday experiences. This text uses an engaging writing style and a consistent, organized template to present the concept of theory and help students become insightful, critical thinkers. The Connect course for this offering includes SmartBook, an adaptive reading and study experience which guides students to master, recall, and apply key concepts while providing automatically-graded assessments.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780073534282
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 09/20/2013
Edition description: Net
Pages: 656
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Rich West is a past President of the National Communication Association. He is also Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Emerson College in Boston. At Emerson, he has served as the Department Chair for several years, as the Acting Director of the Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, and as the Project Director of the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning. He is past President of the Eastern Communication Association, where he received the Past Officer's Award and was recognized as a "Distinguished Research Fellow" in the Association. Rich is also the former Director of NCA's Educational Policies Board.

Both Illinois State University (B.A./M.A.) and Ohio University (Ph.D.) have recognized him as an Outstanding Alum in Communication Studies. Rich's research has appeared in Communication Education, Communication Studies, Communication Quarterly, Day Care and Early Education, Communication Reports, Journal of Family Communication, among other diverse outlets. He has written extensively in the area of classroom communication and has been recognized as a "Leading Scholar" in Classroom Communication by the Communication Institute for Online Scholarship (CIOS). Rich's principle co-author is Lynn Turner. Together with Lynn, he has co-authored 5 books in multiple editions. He is also co-editor of The Family Communication Sourcebook and the co-editor of the Sage Handbook of Family Communication. In 2014, NCA’s Family Communication Division recognized the Sourcebook as its Outstanding Book Award. In addition, Rich has (co) authored dozens of articles and book chapters and is a current member of numerous journal editorial boards. Rich's research has been featured in a number of media outlets including USA Today, Christian Science Monitor, NPR, Toronto Globe & Mail, CNN International, Austin Statesman (TX), among others. When he has some free time, he enjoys working on his 105 year-old summer home in Maine, but privately admits that he would rather hire people than do the work himself!

Lynn H. Turner teaches in the College of Communication at Marquette University. She received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1989. She is the author of several journal articles, books, and book chapters focused on communication studies. She is the recipient of the Marquette University College of Communication Research Award (1998), the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender’s Outstanding Book Award (1997) and Outstanding Article Award (2000). She is guest editor (with Richard West) for a special issue of the Journal of Family Communication and she serves on the editorial board of several communication journals. She is the Vice-President of Central States Communication Association and Past-President of the Family Division of the National Communication Association. Her current research interests include family communication, gendered communication, and communication and relationships.

Table of Contents

Part One: Foundations

COMMUNICATION, THEORY, AND RESEARCH

1- Thinking About Communication: Definitions, Models, and Ethics

2- Thinking About the Field: Traditions and Contexts

3- Thinking About Theory and Research

Part Two: Theories and Theoretical Thinking

THE SELF AND MESSAGES

4- Symbolic Interaction Theory

5- Coordinated Management of Meaning

6- Cognitive Dissonance Theory

7- Expectancy Violations Theory

RELATIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT

8- Uncertainty Reduction Theory

9- Social Exchange Theory

10- Social Penetration Theory

11- Relational Dialectics Theory

12- Communication Privacy Management Theory

13- Social Information Processing Theory

GROUPS, TEAMS, AND ORGANIZATIONS

14- Groupthink

15- Structuration Theory

16- Organizational Culture Theory

17- Organizational Information Theory

THE PUBLIC

18- The Rhetoric

19- Dramatism

20- The Narrative Paradigm

THE MEDIA

21- Agenda Setting Theory

22- Spiral of Silence Theory

23- Uses and Gratifications Theory

24- Cultivation Theory

25- Cultural Studies

26- Media Ecology Theory

CULTURE AND DIVERSITY

27- Face-Negotiation Theory

28- Communication Accommodation Theory

29- Muted Group Theory

30- Feminist Standpoint Theory

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