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Interpersonal Communication Theories

  • By: Virginia M. McDermott
  • In: Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
  • Edited by: Stephen W. Littlejohn & Karen A. Foss
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Communication Theory

Interpersonal communication (IPC) is one of the most popular teaching subjects and research areas in communication studies. At its most basic, IPC examines how people in relationships talk to one another, why they select the messages they select, and the effect the messages have ...

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