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Close encounters; communication in relationships, 3d ed.


Close encounters; communication in relationships, 3d ed.

Guerrero, Laura K. et al.

Sage Publications


482 pages




In this textbook for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students, Guerrero (human communication, Arizona State U.) et al. employ an interdisciplinary, research-based relational approach to the study of interpersonal communication and focus on issues central to understanding close relationships between romantic partners, friends, and family members. The book is organized around relationship trajectories, and this edition incorporates new topics like generational differences related to identity, communication skills in relationship formation, chemical attraction, invisible support, antisocial maintenance behaviors, intimate terrorism, common couple violence, and the use of social media. It has an increased focus on cultural differences, updated discussion of theories, and some chapters have been reorganized.

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Date:Feb 1, 2011
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