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The tenth edition of A First Look at Communication Theory justifies again the program’s enduring popularity. Griffin, joined by colleagues Andrew Ledbetter and Glenn Sparks, encourages students who are encountering the field for the first time to tackle theories without fear. The authors introduce 32 diverse theories that are a mix of foundational and recent scholarship and, with the benefit of numerous examples and connections to pop culture, help students apply them to their own lives. This program ensures that students have a solid foundation with which to begin understanding the relationships between theories.

 

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Table of Contents

 

Preface for Instructors                                                                                        

 

DIVISION ONE: OVERVIEW

 

CHAPTER 1               

Launching Your Study of Communication Theory                                                               

           

CHAPTER 2   

Talk About Theory                                                                

           

CHAPTER 3   

Weighing the Words                                                              

 

CHAPTER 4   

Mapping the Territory (Seven Traditions in the Field of Communication Theory)

 

 

DIVISION TWO: INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

 

Interpersonal messages

                                                                                                           

CHAPTER 5   

Symbolic Interactionism of George Herbert Mead

                       

CHAPTER 6   

Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM) of W. Barnett Pearce & Vernon Cronen

 

CHAPTER 7   

Expectancy Violations Theory of Judee Burgoon                      

 

Relationship Development                                                                                         

           

CHAPTER 8   

Social Penetration Theory of Irwin Altman & Dalmas Taylor

 

CHAPTER 9   

Uncertainty Reduction Theory of Charles Berger

 

CHAPTER 10 

Social Information Processing Theory of Joseph Walther

                        

Relationship Maintenance                                                                                          

           

CHAPTER 11 

Relational Dialectics of Leslie Baxter & Mikhail Bakhtin

                                                  

CHAPTER 12              

Communication Privacy Management Theory of Sandra Petronio

                       

Chapter 13      

Media Multiplexity Theory of Caroline Haythornthwaite                                                           

           

Influence                                                                                                                     

           

CHAPTER 14

Social Judgment Theory of Muzafer Sherif                               

           

CHAPTER 15 

Elaboration Likelihood Model of Richard Petty & John Cacioppo

           

CHAPTER 16 

Cognitive Dissonance Theory of Leon Festinger                       

 

DIVISION THREE: GROUP AND PUBLIC COMMUNICATION                           

            

Group Communication                                                                                               

           

CHAPTER 17 

Functional Perspective on Group Decision Making of Randy Hirokawa & Dennis Gouran  

 

CHAPTER 18 

Symbolic Convergence Theory of Ernest Bormann                  

    

Organizational Communication                                                                                

 

CHAPTER 19 

Cultural Approach to Organizations of Clifford Geertz & Michael Pacanowsky

 

CHAPTER 20

Communicative Constitution of Organizations of Robert McPhee

 

CHAPTER 21

Critical Theory of Communication in Organizations of Stanley Deetz

 

Public Rhetoric                                                                                               

 

CHAPTER 22 

The Rhetoric of Aristotle                                                          

           

CHAPTER 23

Dramatism of Kenneth Burke

                                                           

CHAPTER 24 

Narrative Paradigm of Walter Fisher                                        

 

DIVISION FOUR: MASS COMMUNICATION

            

Media and Culture                                                                                          

           

CHAPTER 25 

Media Ecology of Marshall McLuhan

                                   

CHAPTER 26 

Semiotics of Roland Barthes                                                                  

 

CHAPTER 27

Cultural Studies of Stuart Hall                                    

   

Media Effects                                                                                                              

 

CHAPTER 28

Uses and Gratifications of Elihu Katz                          

 

CHAPTER 29

Cultivation Theory of George Gerbner              

 

CHAPTER 30

Agenda-Setting Theory of Maxwell McCombs & Donald Shaw

 

DIVISION FIVE: CULTURAL CONTEXT

 

Gender and Communication                                                                                       

           

CHAPTER 31 

Genderlect Styles of Deborah Tannen                                       

 

CHAPTER 32 

Standpoint Theory of Sandra Harding & Julia Wood      

 

CHAPTER 33

Muted Group Theory of Cheris Kramarae                                 

 

Intercultural Communication                                                            

 

CHAPTER 34

Communication Accommodation Theory of Howard Giles

 

CHAPTER 35 

Face-Negotiation Theory of Stella Ting-Toomey           

 

CHAPTER 36

Co-Cultural Theory of Mark Orbe                                            

    

DIVISION SIX: INTEGRATION

           

Integration                                                                                          

 

CHAPTER 37

Common Threads in Comm Theories                                    

    

Appendix A:  Abstracts of Theories                                                                      

            

Appendix B:  Feature Films that Illustrate Communication Theories            

            

Appendix C:  NCA Credo for Communication Ethics                                            

 

Endnotes

 

Credits and Acknowledgements                                                                           

 

Index