The revised Fourth Edition of The SAGE Handbook of Interpersonal Communication delivers a clear, comprehensive, and exciting overview of the field of interpersonal communication offering researchers and postgraduate students a state-of-the-art reference work.
Well-known experts summarise theory, research, and address key issues such as personal relationships, computer-mediated communication, language, personality, skills, nonverbal communication, and communication across the life span. This updated Handbook covers a wide range of established and emerging topics including:
- biological and physiological processes
- qualitative and quantitative methods for studying interpersonal communication
- interpersonal communication in work, family, intercultural, and health contexts
- supportive and divisive transactions
- social networks
With twenty-six new authors and four new chapters this edition is significantly different from the previous edition. Mark Knapp and John Daly have created an important reference work which is a critical contribution to the field.