Part I. Setting the Stage 1. What Is Communication? 2. Framing Our Past and Present 3. Thinking About Theory 4. Understanding the Research Process Part II. Understanding the Dialogue The Self and Messages in Communication Theory 5. Symbolic Interaction Theory 6. Coordinated Management of Meaning 7. Cognitive Dissonance Theory 8. Expectancy Violations Theory The Relationship and Its Development in Communication Theory 9. Uncertainty Reduction Theory 10. Social Penetration Theory 11. Relational Dialectics Theory 12. Social Exchange Theory Groups and Organizations in Communication Theory 13. Groupthink 14. Structuration Theory 15. Cultural Approach to Organizations 16. Organizational Information Theory The Public in Communication Theory 17. The Rhetoric 18. Dramatism 19. The Narrative Paradigm 20. Cultural Studies The Media and Audience in Communication Theory 21. Cultivation Analysis 22. Uses and Gratifications Theory 23. Spiral of Silence Theory Culture and Diversity in Communication Theory 24. Face-Negotiation Theory 25. Standpoint Theory 26. Muted Group Theory 27. Communication Accommodation Theory Epilogue: Moving in New Directions References IndexRichard L West is the author of 'Introducing Communication Theory: Analysis and Application', published 2000 under ISBN 9780767405225 and ISBN 0767405226.
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