Interpersonal communication

Charles R. Berger, Michael E. Roloff

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The study of interpersonal communication evolved from post-World War II research concerning the role of communication in persuasion. In addition to persuasion, a number of fundamental processes are implicated in interpersonal communication between people, whether these social interactions occur in face-to-face or mediated contexts. The following ten fundamental interpersonal communication processes are considered: Social influence, social support, relationship development, deception, bargaining and negotiation, conflict management, conversation management, impression management, privacy management, and uncertainty management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAn Integrated Approach to Communication Theory and Research, Third Edition
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781351358712
ISBN (Print)9781138561441
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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