Making Connections

Author: Kathleen M. Galvin
Publisher:
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Fourth Edition has been updated, expanded, and reorganized to reflect the changing field of relational communication. New essays address emerging topics such as anti-comforting messages, friendship in urban tribes, and discourse-dependent families. The new edition also contains a new section on the dark side of communication with articles on topics such as lying and irresolvable conflicts. Three out of four of the essays in the technology section are new, reflecting current thinking in Internet-based interpersonal relationships, communication norms in an online support group, and how student use of technology challenges existent communication theories. A complete subject index has been added. The book also features a new accompanying Instructor's Manual. between basic communication competencies and relationships; feature a developmental approach in terms of initiating, sustaining, and ending relationships; and, reflect direct applications of relational issues within contexts of family, friendship, and technology; explore issues relating to computer-mediated communication and new technologies in everyday life. The editors Galvin and Cooper maintain a similar framework as featured in previous editions, using gender, family, and culture as lenses through which to view and make sense of relational communication.

Making Connections

Author: Kathleen M. Galvin
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199733811
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Making Connections is an edited collection that surveys relational communication, a subset of interpersonal communication. This new edition will include essays from some of interpersonal communication's top scholars, exposing students to the latest developments without overwhelming them. The use of "lenses" for viewing interpersonal interactions frames each essay, allowing students to understand multiple perspectives and to apply cutting-edge research to their own lives. The fifth edition has been updated and reorganized to reflect the ever-changing field of interpersonal communication. The new edition has updated the technology section with new essays about presenting the self online, and the impact of the internet on social tolerance. A new section on the "Dark Side" of interpersonal communication has also been added, reflecting the latest interpersonal communication research.

Personal Connections in the Digital Age

Author: Nancy K. Baym
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745695973
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The internet and the mobile phone have disrupted many of our conventional understandings of ourselves and our relationships, raising anxieties and hopes about their effects on our lives. In this second edition of her timely and vibrant book, Nancy Baym provides frameworks for thinking critically about the roles of digital media in personal relationships. Rather than providing exuberant accounts or cautionary tales, it offers a data-grounded primer on how to make sense of these important changes in relational life Fully updated to reflect new developments in technology and digital scholarship, the book identifies the core relational issues these media disturb and shows how our talk about them echoes historical discussions about earlier communication technologies. Chapters explore how we use mediated language and nonverbal behavior to develop and maintain communities, social networks, and new relationships, and to maintain existing relationships in our everyday lives. The book combines research findings with lively examples to address questions such as: Can mediated interaction be warm and personal? Are people honest about themselves online? Can relationships that start online work? Do digital media damage the other relationships in our lives? Throughout, the book argues that these questions must be answered with firm understandings of media qualities and the social and personal contexts in which they are developed and used. This new edition of Personal Connections in the Digital Age will be required reading for all students and scholars of media, communication studies, and sociology, as well as all those who want a richer understanding of digital media and everyday life.

Family Communication

Author: Kathleen M. Galvin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317347757
Format: PDF
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Family Communication: Cohesion and Change encourages students to observe family interaction patterns analytically and relate communication theories to family interactions. Using a framework of family functions, first-person narratives, and current research, Family Communication: Cohesion and Change emphasizes the diversity of today's families in terms of structure, ethnic patterns, and developmental experiences.

Close Encounters

Author: Laura K. Guerrero
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483321592
Format: PDF, ePub
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Taking a relational approach to the study of interpersonal communication, Close Encounters: Communication in Relationships, Fourth Edition, by Laura K. Guerrero, Peter A. Andersen, and Walid A. Afifi, helps students better understand their relationships with romantic partners, friends, and family members. The authors offer research-based insights and content illustrated with engaging scenarios to show how state-of-the-art research and theory can be applied to specific issues within relationships—with a focus on issues that are central to describing and understanding close relationships. While maintaining the spotlight on communication, the authors also emphasize the interdisciplinary nature of the study of personal relationships by including research from such disciplines as social psychology and family studies.

Keep Your Love On

Author: Danny Silk
Publisher: Loving On Purpose
ISBN: 9781942306054
Format: PDF, Docs
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Keeping your love on. It's a hard thing to do. Sometimes it's the hardest thing to do. But if you want to build healthy relationships with God and others, learning to keep your love on is non-negotiable. Adults and children alike thrive in healthy relationships where it is safe to love and be loved, to know and be known. Yet for many, relationships are anything but safe, loving, or intimate. They are defined by anxiety, manipulation, control, and conflict. The reason is that most people have never been trained to be powerful enough to keep their love on in the face of mistakes, pain, and fear. Keep Your Love On reveals the higher, Jesus-focused standard defined by mature love-love that stays 'on' no matter what. Danny Silk's practical examples and poignant stories will leave you with the power to draw healthy boundaries, communicate in love, and ultimately protect your connections so you can love against all odds. As a result, your relationships will be radically transformed for eternity. When you learn to keep your love on, you become like Jesus.

Interpersonal Communication

Author: Shelley D. Lane
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315506165
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Interpersonal Communication: Competence and Contexts prepares students to communicate successfully in today's fast-paced and complex society through the implementation of a unique competence-building model. This highly readable text provides the theories, concepts, and applications in a pedagogically sound format based on a model of communication competence made up of three elements: motivation, knowledge, and skill. Studying interpersonal communication through this distinct framework will provide a foundation for students' motivation to communicate competently, increase their knowledge about communication, and enhance their acquisition and performance of communication skills. Covering a broad range of interpersonal communication themes, including strategic alternatives and solutions to communication challenges and information about friendship, family, romantic, and workplace relationships, this Second Edition presents theories, concepts, and activities with engaging examples and an attention-getting design.

Attached

Author: Amir Levine
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101475164
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Is there a science to love? In this groundbreaking book, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory-the most advanced relationship science in existence today-can help us find and sustain love. Attachment theory forms the basis for many bestselling books on the parent/child relationship, but there has yet to be an accessible guide to what this fascinating science has to tell us about adult romantic relationships-until now. Attachment theory owes its inception to British psychologist and psychoanalyst John Bowlby, who in the 1950s examined the tremendous impact that our early relationships with our parents or caregivers has on the people we become. Also central to attachment theory is the discovery that our need to be in a close relationship with one or more individuals is embedded in our genes. In Attached, Levine and Heller trace how these evolutionary influences continue to shape who we are in our relationships today. According to attachment theory, every person behaves in relationships in one of three distinct ways: *ANXIOUS people are often preoccupied with their relationships and tend to worry about their partner's ability to love them back. *AVOIDANT people equate intimacy with a loss of independence and constantly try to minimize closeness. *SECURE people feel comfortable with intimacy and are usually warm and loving. Attached guides readers in determining what attachment style they and their mate (or potential mates) follow. It also offers readers a wealth of advice on how to navigate their relationships more wisely given their attachment style and that of their partner. An insightful look at the science behind love, Attached offers readers a road map for building stronger, more fulfilling connections.