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Offering insights from a Who's Who of scholars in interpersonal communication
“A highly beneficial contribution to the field with chapters that are clear and concise and illuminate the interesting and important aspects of interpersonal communication. With each chapter students are informed about the components of the theory and are also provided with examples that they can relate to, which really brings these theories to life.”
—René Dailey, University of Texas at Austin
“I love this book for its insight, organization, and inclusiveness. I like that the authors use specific examples and then apply their theory to the examples for illustration—this is how students begin to learn how to use and understand theories. What an accessible, thorough, and user-friendly book.”
—Maureen P. Keeley, Texas State University-San Marcos
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Chapter 2: Action Assembly Theory: Forces of Creation
Action Assembly Theory: Forces of Creation
This is a sentence I have never written before.
Now you try it. No, don't copy my sentence (or anyone else's, for that matter). Keep your eyes on your own page and write your own novel sentence.
How did you do? Okay, I'm betting it's not the quote you'd want to pass on to your descendents as the essence of the wisdom you've acquired over your lifetime (although it might make the next person who reads this book snicker), but you were able to do it, weren't you?
This chapter is about the creative character of human behavior—about how it is possible for us to hear, say, think, and do things that we've never heard, said, ...