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The dark side of interpersonal communication

Author: Brian H Spitzberg; William R Cupach; Routledge.
Publisher: New York ; London : Routledge, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. edView all editions and formats

Examines the multifunctional ways in which seemingly productive communication can be destructive - and vice versa. This work explores the many ways in which dysfunctional interpersonal communication  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian H Spitzberg; William R Cupach; Routledge.
ISBN: 9780805857801 080585780X
OCLC Number: 928887276
Description: x, 416 p. ; 23 cm
Contents: Contents: Part I: Amusing & Bemusing. B.H. Spitzberg, W.R. Cupach, Disentangling the Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication. Part II: Schmoozing, Choosing, and Confusing. L. Knobloch, The Dark Side of Relational Uncertainty: Obstacle or Opportunity. T. Afifi, W. Afifi, J. Caughlin, The Dark Side (and Light Side) of Avoidance and Secrets. M. Whitty, Manipulation of Self in Cyberspace. Part III: Bruising. A.L. Vangelisti, Communicating Hurt. W.R. Cupach,"You're Bugging Me!": Complaints and Criticism From a Partner. R.M. Kowalski, Teasing and Bullying. Part IV: (Mis)Using, Accusing, and Excusing. M. Tafoya, B.H. Spitzberg, The Dark Side of Infidelity: Its Nature, Scope, and Communicative Functions. S. Metts, W.R. Cupach, Responses to Relational Transgressions: Hurt, Anger, and Sometimes Forgiveness. Part V: Abusing. S. Yoshimura, The Communication of Revenge: On the Viciousness, Virtues, and Vitality of Vengeful Behavior in Interpersonal Relationships. R. Dailey, C. Lee, B. Spitzberg, Communicative Aggression: Toward a More Interactional View of Psychological Abuse. W. Morgan, S.R. Wilson, Explaining Child Abuse as a Lack of Safe Ground. N. Eckstein, Adolescent-to-Parent Abuse: Exploring the Communicative Patterns Leading to Verbal, Physical, and Emotional Abuse.
Responsibility: Brian H. Spitzberg, William R. Cupach.


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