Introducing Communication Theory: Analysis and Application, focuses on the links between theory and everyday experiences. This text uses an engaging writing style and a consistent, organized template to present the concept of theory and help students become insightful, critical thinkers. The Connect course for this offering includes SmartBook, an adaptive reading and study experience which guides students to master, recall, and apply key concepts while providing automatically-graded assessments.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Thinking About Communication: Definitions, Models, and Ethics
Chapter 2 Thinking About the Field: Traditions and Contexts
Chapter 3 Thinking About Theory and Research
Chapter 4 Symbolic Interaction Theory
Chapter 5 Coordinated Management of Meaning
Chapter 6 Cognitive Dissonance Theory
Chapter 7 Expectancy Violations Theory
Chapter 8 Uncertainty Reduction Theory
Chapter 9 Social Exchange Theory
Chapter 10 Social Penetration Theory
Chapter 11 Relational Dialectics Theory
Chapter 12 Communication Privacy Management Theory
Chapter 13 Social Information Processing Theory
Chapter 14 Groupthink
Chapter 15 Structuration Theory
Chapter 16 Organizational Culture Theory
Chapter 17 Organizational Information Theory
Chapter 18 The Rhetoric
Chapter 19 Dramatism
Chapter 20 The Narrative Paradigm
Chapter 21 Agenda Setting Theory
Chapter 22 Spiral of Silence Theory
Chapter 23 Uses and Gratifications Theory
Chapter 24 Cultivation Theory
Chapter 25 Cultural Studies
Chapter 26 Media Ecology Theory
Chapter 27 Face-Negotiation Theory
Chapter 28 Communication Accommodation Theory
Chapter 29 Muted Group Theory
Chapter 30 Feminist Standpoint Theory