Interpersonal Communication and Human Relationships, 6/E Mark L. Knapp, Universityof Texas at Austin Anita L. Vangelisti, Universityof Texas at Austin Focusing on communication s role in the growth and deterioration of human relationships, this text introduces interpersonal communication principles and theories through the use of common experiences, such as relationships with roommates, friends, and coworkers. This Sixth Edition retains its classic features including current research from communication and social psychology, thorough coverage of dialogue, speech, and interaction patterns, true stories, executive summary boxes, cartoons, and diagnostic tests. Features of the New Edition: So You Want to Know feature boxes show how current research areas such as long-distance relationships, online relationships, and friendships are relevant to your life today. Contemporary research on such topics as the evolutionary approach to jealousy, deception, workplace relationships, and the role of emotion in relationships helps keep you abreast of interpersonal issues today. New coverage throughout the text of the impact of technology on relationships, including rules for online dating, offers practical applications of interpersonal communication concepts. Increased coverage of cultural issues and diversity and their influence on relationships continues to bring global perspective to broaden your understanding of key interpersonal concepts. What reviewers are saying about Interpersonal Communication and Human Relationships: Knapp and Vangelisti have written a compelling textbook at once theoretically grounded and imminently readable. - Joanne Gilbert, AlmaCollege This book is a great representation of how interpersonal communication books should be written. - Narissra Punyanunt-Carter, TexasTech UniversityMark L. Knapp is the author of 'Interpersonal Communication and Human Relationships (6th Edition)', published 2008 under ISBN 9780205543724 and ISBN 0205543723.