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A First Look at Communication Theory

A First Look at Communication Theory

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Preface for Instructors
Division One Overview
1 Launching Your Study of Communication Theory
2 Talk About Theory
3 Weighing the Words
4 Mapping the Territory (Seven Traditions in the Field of Communication Theory)
Division Two Interpersonal Communication
Interpersonal Messages
5 Symbolic Interactionism of George Herbert Mead
6 Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM) of W. Barnett Pearce & Vernon Cronen
7 Expectancy Violations Theory of Judee Burgoon
Relationship Development
8 Social Penetration Theory of Irwin Altman & Dalmas Taylor
9 Uncertainty Reduction Theory of Charles Berger
10 Social Information Processing Theory of Joseph Walther
Relationship Maintenance
11 Relational Dialectics of Leslie Baxter & Barbara Montgomery
12 Communication Privacy Management Theory of Sandra Petronio
13 Media Multiplexity Theory of Caroline Hawthornthwaite 
Influence
14 Social Judgment Theory of Muzafer Sherif
15 Elaboration Likelihood Model of Richard Petty & John Cacioppo
16 Cognitive Dissonance Theory of Leon Festinger
Division Three Group and Public Communication
Group Communication
17 Functional Perspective on Group Decision Making of Randy Hirokawa & Dennis Gouran
18 Symbolic Convergence Theory of Ernest Bormann
Organizational Communication
19 Cultural Approach to Organizations of Clifford Geertz & Michael Pacanowsky
20 Communicative Constitution of Organizations of Robert McPhee
21 Critical Theory of Communication in Organizations of Stanley Deetz
Public Rhetoric
22 The Rhetoric of Aristotle
23 Dramatism of Kenneth Burke
24 Narrative Paradigm of Walter Fisher
Division Four Mass Communication
Media and Culture
25 Media Ecology of Marshall McLuhan
26 Semiotics of Roland Barthes
27 Cultural Studies of Stuart Hall
Media Effects
28 Uses and Gratifications of Elihu Katz
29 Cultivation Theory of George Gerbner
30 Agenda-Setting Theory of Maxwell McCombs & Donald Shaw
Division Five Cultural Context
Gender and Communication
31 Genderlect Styles of Deborah Tannen
32 Standpoint Theory of Sandra Harding & Julia Wood
33 Muted Group Theory of Cheris Kramarae
Intercultural Communication
34 Communication Accommodation Theory of Howard Giles
35 Face-Negotiation Theory of Stella Ting-Toomey
36 Co-Cultural Theory of Mark Orbe
Division Six Integration
Integration
37 Common Threads in Comm Theories
Appendix A: Abstracts of Theories
Appendix B: Feature Films That Illustrate Communication Theories
Appendix C: NCA Credo for Ethical Communication 
Endnotes
Credits and Acknowledgments
Index