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Interplay: The Process of Interpersonal Communication

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Author: Adler, Ronald B.

Brand: Oxford University Press

Edition: 14

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 496

Release Date: 14-11-2017

Details: Product Description Packed with contemporary examples, cutting-edge research, and accessible writing, Interplay helps students apply insights from scholarship to everyday life. While highlighting the breadth of interpersonal communication research and theory, Interplay also gives students the practical skills they need to improve their own relationships. This new edition of Interplay is the most contemporary text available. The first chapter highlights masspersonal and multimodal communication, setting the stage for integration of social media and mediated communication throughout the book. Expanded discussions of intersectionality, code-switching, disability studies, and gender and language emphasize the role of culture and identity in shaping interactions. Every chapter is full of updated features, including"Focus on Research" and "Dark Side of Communication" boxes. Students can explore and apply concepts with the viral videos and discussion questions in the new "Watch and Discuss" activities that appear in every chapter. Oxford's easy-to-use Dashboard Online Assessment system now features an integrated eBook, video clips, and interactive assignments-everything you and your students need, all in one place. Review "If you are searching for an interpersonal communication textbook that is written in an easily accessible format for your students--i.e. they will want to read the textbook-- Interplay is for you. If you're looking to provide students with up-to-date research and easy-to-access, relatable video clips to assist in their learning, you've found your text."--Marie Arcidiacono, Los Medanos College "This is a very readable text that includes good, solid research. It doesn't dumb down any concept for a beginning scholar, but it remains engaging and relevant to college students throughout the book."--Julie Mayberry, North Carolina State University " Interplay is a comprehensive text of Interpersonal communication. Best of all it is an affordable option for our students. It allows instructors to reach a wider audience due to the low cost and extensive coverage. "--Craig A. Parmley, Ivy Tech Community College About the Author Ronald B. Adler is Professor Emeritus of Communication at Santa Barbara City College. He is coauthor of Understanding Human Communication, Eleventh Edition (OUP, 2012), Looking Out, Looking In (2011), and Communicating at Work: Principles and Practices for Business and the Professions (2010). In addition to his academic pursuits, Ron works with businesses and nonprofit agencies to improve communication among coworkers,with clients, and with the public. Lawrence B. Rosenfeld is Professor of Communication Studies and Co- Chair of the Social- Behavioral Institutional Review Board, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of articles that appear in journals in communication, education, social work, sport psychology, and psychology. His most recent book is When Their World Falls Apart: Helping Families and Children Manage the Effects of Disasters (2010). In 2000, Lawrence received the Donald H. Eckroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education from the National Communication Association, and in 2006 he received the Gerald M. Phillips Award for Applied Communication Research from the same organization. Russell F. Proctor II is Professor of Communication Studies at Northern Kentucky University. He primarily teaches courses in interpersonal communication and interviewing, and he won NKU's Outstanding Professor Award in 1997. In addition to his work on Interplay, he is also coauthor of Looking Out, Looking In (2011). Russ has written and presented extensively on the use of feature films as instructional tools in communication courses (including Now Playing for OUP).

Package Dimensions: 10.0 x 8.1 x 1.1 inches

Languages: English