Studies in Applied Interpersonal Communication offers solutions for communication problems that erupt in our daily lives. By focusing on socially meaningful applied research in communication, this book offers a new direction for interpersonal communication studies. Featuring original studies that are practical and relevant, chapters provide readers with a balanced combination of rigorous research with pragmatic application. This book will generate enthusiasm among students and scholars and inspire future research that moves beyond the theoretical and toward the practical. Key Features and Benefits Includes solid research by a distinguished group of communication scholars Clarifies the connections between research results and prescriptive application Reveals the importance of conducting research targeting the communication concerns of the general public Provides practical advice that is meaningful to everyday lives and encourages future research that can benefit society Intended Audience This provocative book is an ideal supplement for graduate or advanced undergraduate courses such as Interpersonal Communication, Relational Communication, Empirical Research Methods, and Applied Communication.