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PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS OF INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION1. Interpersonal Process2. Interpersonal Communication in a Changing World:3. Communication and the Self4. Perceiving Others PART TWO: CREATING AND RESPONDING TO MESSAGES 5. Language6. Nonverbal Communication7. Listening: Receiving and Responding8. Emotions: EMOTING UNDER THE INFLUENCE PART THREE: DIMENSIONS OF INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS9. Dynamics of Interpersonal Relationships10. Communication Climate11. Managing Conflict12. Interpersonal Contexts: Friends, Family, and Intimate Relationships

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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 as well as with clients and 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 appearing in journals in communication, education, social work, sport psychology, and psychology, and of books on small group, interpersonal, and nonverbal communication. His most recent book is When Their World Falls Apart: Helping Families and Children Manage the Effects of Disasters (NASW Press, 2010). In 2000, Lawrence received the Donald H. Eckroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education from the National Communication Association, and in 2006 received the Gerald M. Phillips Award for Applied Communication Research from the same national communication 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 fi lms as instructional tools in communication courses (including Now Playing for OUP).


"Interplay is the ideal text for an introductory interpersonal communication class. I am thrilled with the subject order of the book and the fact that the second chapter is about culture and communication. It's the only complete text on the market!"--Heather Bixler, College of the Sequoias "Interplay makes the ideas behind interpersonal communication come alive through terrific diagrams, tables, and charts, and the use of film really helps students see how communication concepts play out in real life."--Kristin Haun, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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