An Integrated Approach to Communication Theory and Research

Author: Don W Stacks
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138561472
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An Integrated Approach to Communication Theory and Research provides an in-depth overview of communication studies as well as integrating theory with research. This new edition provides a comprehensive overview of current theory and research written by the top theorists and researchers in each area. It has been updated to address the growing influence of technology, changing relationships, and several growing integrated approaches to communication and includes seven new chapters on Digital Media Media Effects Privacy Darks Side Applied Communication Relational Communication Instructional Communication Communication and the Law The book continues to be essential reading for students and faculty who want a thorough overview of contemporary communication theory and research.

An Integrated Approach to Communication Theory and Research

Author: Michael Brian Salwen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780805863819
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This volume provides an overview of communication study, offering theoretical coverage of the broad scope of communication study as well as integrating theory with research. To explicate the integration process, the chapter contributors -- experts in their respective areas -- offer samples in the form of hypothetical studies, published studies, or unpublished research, showing how theory and research are integrated in their particular fields. The book will appeal to graduate students and faculty members who want a thorough overview of not only the field, but also sample research stemming from its various component parts.

An Integrated Approach to Communication Theory and Research

Author: Michael Brian Salwen
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780805816310
Format: PDF, ePub
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This volume breaks new ground in focusing on integration of theory and research in communication. It is intended to provide both seasoned scholars and beginning students with a "sampler" of current theory and research in various areas of communication study. The book extends the integration process to address issues regarding the integration of mass and speech communication, thus familiarizing the reader with the broader field. The editors hope that the book will inspire scholars to work together in formulating a truly grounded communication approach to communication theory and research.

An Integrated Approach to Communication Theory and Research

Author: Michael Brian Salwen
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc Incorporated
ISBN: 9780805816303
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This volume breaks new ground in focusing on integration of theory and research in communication. It is intended to provide both seasoned scholars and beginning students with a "sampler" of current theory and research in various areas of communication study. The book extends the integration process to address issues regarding the integration of mass and speech communication, thus familiarizing the reader with the broader field. The editors hope that the book will inspire scholars to work together in formulating a truly grounded communication approach to communication theory and research.

Health Communication and Mass Media

Author: Rukhsana Ahmed
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317123344
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Health Communication and Mass Media is a much-needed resource for those with a professional or academic interest in the field of health communication. The chapters engage and expand upon significant theories informing efforts at mediated health communication and demonstrate the practical utility of these theories in on-going or completed projects. They consider how to balance the ethical and efficacy demands of mediated health communication efforts, and discuss both traditional media and communication systems and new web-based and mobile media. The book's treatment is broad, reflecting the topical and methodological diversity in the field. It offers an integrated approach to communication theory and application. Readers will be able to appreciate the ways that theory shapes health communication applications and how those applications inform the further construction of theory. They will find practical examples of mediated health communication that can serve as models for their own efforts. While the book serves as an introduction to mediated health communication for students, professionals, and practitioners with limited experience, researchers and advanced practitioners will also appreciate the exemplars and theoretical insights offered by the chapter authors. This book will be of interest to anyone involved in health communication programs or more generally with communication and allied studies, as well as to those in the health professions and their related fields.

Human Communication Theory and Research

Author: Robert L. Heath
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135677050
Format: PDF, ePub
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Human Communication Theory and Research introduces students to the growing body of theory and research in communication, demonstrating the integration between the communication efforts of interpersonal, organizational, and mediated settings. This second edition builds from the foundation of the original volume to demonstrate the rich array of theories, theoretical connections, and research findings that drive the communication discipline. Robert L. Heath and Jennings Bryant have added a chapter on new communication technologies and have increased depth throughout the volume, particularly in the areas of social meaning, critical theory and cultural studies, and organizational communication. The chapters herein are arranged to provide insight into the breadth of studies unique to communication, acknowledging along the way the contributions of researchers from psychology, political science, and sociology. Heath and Bryant chart developments and linkages within and between ways of looking at communication. The volume establishes an orientation for the social scientific study of communication, discussing principles of research, and outlining the requirements for the development and evaluation of theories. Appropriate for use in communication theory courses at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level, this text offers students insights to understanding the issues and possible answers to the question of what communication is in all forms and contexts.

Mass Communication and American Social Thought

Author: John Durham Peters
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742528390
Format: PDF, Docs
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This anthology of hard-to-find primary documents provides a solid overview of the foundations of American media studies. Focusing on mass communication and society and how this research fits into larger patterns of social thought, this valuable collection features key texts covering the media studies traditions of the Chicago school, the effects tradition, the critical theory of the Frankfurt school, and mass society theory. Where possible, articles are reproduced in their entirety to preserve the historical flavor and texture of the original works. Topics include popular theater, yellow journalism, cinema, books, public relations, political and military propaganda, advertising, opinion polling, photography, the avant-garde, popular magazines, comics, the urban press, radio drama, soap opera, popular music, and television drama and news. This text is ideal for upper-level courses in mass communication and media theory, media and society, mass communication effects, and mass media history.

A Cognitive Psychology of Mass Communication

Author: Richard Jackson Harris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135850372
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this fifth edition of A Cognitive Psychology of Mass Communication, author Richard Jackson Harris continues his examination of how our experiences with media affect the way we acquire knowledge about the world, and how this knowledge influences our attitudes and behavior. Presenting theories from psychology and communication along with reviews of the corresponding research, this text covers a wide variety of media and media issues, ranging from the commonly discussed topics – sex, violence, advertising – to lesser-studied topics, such as values, sports, and entertainment education. The fifth and fully updated edition offers: highly accessible and engaging writing contemporary references to all types of media familiar to students substantial discussion of theories and research, including interpretations of original research studies a balanced approach to covering the breadth and depth of the subject discussion of work from both psychology and media disciplines. The text is appropriate for Media Effects, Media & Society, and Psychology of Mass Media coursework, as it examines the effects of mass media on human cognitions, attitudes, and behaviors through empirical social science research; teaches students how to examine and evaluate mediated messages; and includes mass communication research, theory and analysis.

Family Communication

Author: Chris Segrin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135159920
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Family Communication carefully examines state-of-the-art research and theories of family communication and family relationships. In addition to presenting cutting-edge research, it focuses on classic theories and research findings that have influenced and revolutionized the way scholars conceptualize family interaction. This text offers a thorough and up-to-date presentation of scientific research in family communication for both teachers and students of family communication as well as professionals who work with families. This second edition features: Chapters updated with the latest research, including over 2000 references. Material on understudied family relationships, such as extended family relationships and gay and lesbian relationships Recent research on understudied topics in family communication, including the influence of technology on mate selection, negotiating work and family stress, single parenting, cohabitation, elder abuse, forgiveness in marriage, and the links among communication, culture, and mental health. A revised chapter on parent-child communication, taking a lifespan perspective that helps organize the large body of research in this area. A new chapter devoted to extended family relationships, with special focus on grandparent-grandchild relationships, in-law relationships, and adult children and their parents. An expanded review of family conflict processes, especially in relation to decision making and power. A companion website provides chapter outlines, exam questions, and PowerPoint slides for students and instructors. Undergraduate readers should find the information easy to understand, while advanced readers, such as graduate students and professionals, will find it a useful reference to classic and contemporary research on family communication and relationships.