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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

Engaging Theories in Interpersonal ...

Imagined Interaction Theory: Mental Representations of Interpersonal Communication
Imagined interaction theory: Mental representations of interpersonal communication
James M.Honeycutt

It is very common in everyday living to anticipate meetings with people that we know we are going to interact with. For example, you may imagine some of the questions that a job interviewer will ask you and how you might respond. Furthermore, after seeing people, we sometimes relive the encounter in our minds as we reflect on what was said or how we could have said things differently. These examples reflect imagined interactions (IIs), which are part of daydreaming and which reflect internal talk. They refer to a process of social cognition in which individuals imagine and therefore indirectly experience themselves in anticipated or past communicative encounters with ...

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