Interpersonal Communication: Putting Theory Into Practice (Paperback)

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This fully revised text demystifies interpersonal communication skills by bringing the latest research together with practical guidance that prepares students to discern key communication dynamics and communicate more effectively in all areas of their lives.

The new edition draws on current theory and research to guide students through the foundations of the discipline, recent developments in scientific research, and tips for improving their own interpersonal communication skills. In addition, readers will find:

    • Expanded coverage of technology and computer-mediated communication, including explicit examples of what interpersonal communication looks like online.
    • Invitations to engage with elaborated descriptions of theories and related resources on the companion website whenever prominent theories of interpersonal communication are mentioned in the text.
    • A commitment to gender inclusive language and topics, as well as a new feature, "IDEA: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access," that invites students to consider ways to address exclusion and inequity in interpersonal communication.

The fully revamped companion website includes updates across all resources, additional videos, self-quizzes for students, and all-new instructor resources, which can be accessed at Also new to the companion website for this edition are links to essays and videos featuring the work that students in the Communication Studies program at the California State Prison, Los Angeles County, produced in response to self-reflection prompts in the first edition. These materials provide insight into facets of interpersonal communication in these students' lives, and they offer a broad range of rich life experiences.

Interpersonal Communication: Putting Theory into Practice, Second Edition is ideal for undergraduate students in courses on interpersonal communication and communication skills.

About the Author

Denise Solomon is Liberal Arts Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA. Jennifer Theiss is Professor of Communication at Rutgers University, USA.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780815386971
ISBN-10: 0815386974
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: March 17th, 2022
Pages: 546
Language: English