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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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Denise HaunaniSolomon and Rachel M.McLaren

Imagine yourself in a professional work environment, when your boss says, “I'm so glad you have been transferred to our office. You are always so friendly, and you're much better looking than our last analyst!” Or a friend comments, “I'd really like you to come with me to Matt's party. I don't want to go alone.” Or imagine your parent says, “You remind me so much of your grandfather when you argue for your beliefs.” Or an instructor returns your paper to you and tells you, “Although you did well on the paper, I know you have the potential to do much ...

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