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SORT BY:   Theories  Authors. New in Edition 10
AUTHOR(S) THEORY COVERAGE
Irwin Altman
with Dalmas Taylor
Social Penetration Theory Full   Ch 8
Aristotle The Rhetoric Full   Ch 22
Aristotle Golden Mean Brief
Augustine Categorical Imperative Brief
Mikhail Bakhtin Dialogics Brief
Mikhail Bakhtin
with Leslie Baxter
Relational Dialectics Full   Ch 11
Albert Bandura Social Learning Theory-Social Cognition Theory   PDF Brief + Archive   Ed 2
Roland Barthes Semiotics Full   Ch 26
Leslie Baxter
with Mikhail Bakhtin
Relational Dialectics Full   Ch 11
Seyla Benhabib Interactive Universalism Brief
Charles Berger Uncertainty Reduction Theory Full   Ch 9
Sissella Bok Principle of Veracity Brief
Ernest Bormann Symbolic Convergence Theory Full   Ch 18
Martin Buber Dialogic Ethics Brief
David Buller
with Judee Burgoon
Interpersonal Deception Theory   PDF Archive   Ed 6
Judee Burgoon
with David Buller
Interpersonal Deception Theory   PDF Archive   Ed 6
Judee Burgoon Expectancy Violations Theory Full   Ch 7
Kenneth Burke Dramatism Full   Ch 23
John Cacioppio
with Richard Petty
Elaboration Likelihood Model Full   Ch 15
Clifford Christians Communitarian Ethics Brief
Patricia Collins Black Feminist Thought Brief
Dwight Conquergood Performance Ethnography Brief
Vernon Cronen
with W Barnet Pearce
Coordinated Management of Meaning Full   Ch 6
Stanley Deetz Critical Theory of Communication in Organizations Full   Ch 21
Jesse Delia Constructivism   PDF Archive   Ed 8
Ferdinand de Saussure Structural Linguistics Brief
James Dillard Goals-Plans-Action Model Brief
Richard Farace
with Edna Rogers
Relational Control Brief
Leon Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Full   Ch 16
B Aubrey Fisher Interact System Model of Decision Emergence   PDF Archive   Ed 2
Walter Fisher Narrative Paradigm Full   Ch 24
Clifford Geertz
with Michael Pacanowsky
Cultural Approach to Organizations Full   Ch 19
George Gerbner Cultivation Theory Full   Ch 29
Howard Giles Communication Accommodation Theory Full   Ch 34
Carol Gilligan FIRO Theory   PDF Archive   Ed 1
Carol Gilligan Different Voice   PDF Brief + Archive   Ed 1
Dennis Gouran
with Randy Hirokawa
Functional Perspective on Group Decision Making Full   Ch 17
John Greene Action Assembly Theory   PDF Brief + Archive   Ed 1
William Gudykunst Anxiety-Uncertainty Management Theory   PDF Archive   Ed 6
Jürgen Habermas Discourse Ethics Brief
Edward Hall High- and Low-Context Cultures Brief
Edward Hall Proxemic Theory   PDF Brief + Archive   Ed 1
Stuart Hall Cultural Studies Full   Ch 27
Sandra Harding
with Julia T Wood
Standpoint Theory Full   Ch 32
Caroline Haythornthwaite Media Multiplexity Theory Full   Ch 13
Fritz Heider Attribution Theory   PDF Brief + Archive   Ed 2
Randy Hirokawa
with Dennis Gouran
Functional Perspective on Group Decision Making Full   Ch 17
Geert Hofstede Cultural Dimensions Brief
Irving Janis Groupthink   PDF Brief + Archive   Ed 3
Immanuel Kant Categorical Imperative Brief
Elihu Katz Uses and Gratifications Full   Ch 28
Elihu Katz
with Paul Lazersfeld
Two-Step Flow of Communication Brief
Harold Kelley
with John Thibaut
Social Exchange Theory   PDF Brief + Archive   Ed 2
Leanne Knobloch Relational Turbulence Model Brief
Alfred Korzybski General Semantics   PDF Archive   Ed 1
Cheris Kramarae Muted Group Theory Full   Ch 33
Paul Lazersfeld
with Elihu Katz
Two-Step Flow of Communication Brief
Emmanuel Levinas Responsive "I" Brief
Jean-Francois Lyotard Postmodernism Brief
Karl Marx Marxism Brief
Abraham Maslow Hierarchy of Needs   PDF Archive   Ed 2
Maxwell McCombs
with Donald Shaw
Agenda-Setting Theory Full   Ch 30
Marshall McLuhan Media Ecology Full   Ch 25
Robert McPhee Communicative Constitutions of Organizations Full   Ch 20
George Herbert Mead Symbolic Interactionism Full   Ch 5
Clifford Nass
with Byron Reeves
The Media Equation   PDF Archive   Ed 5
Thomas Nilsen Significant Choice Brief
Elisabeth Noelle-Nuemann Spiral of Silence   PDF Archive   Ed 7
Mark Orbe Co-Cultural Theory Full   Ch 36
Charles Osgood Mediational Theory of Meaning   PDF Archive   Ed 1
Michael Pacanowsky
with Clifford Geertz
Cultural Approach to Organizations Full   Ch 19
W Barnett Pearce
with Vernon Cronen
Coordinated Management of Meaning Full   Ch 6
Sandra Petronio Communication Privacy Management Theory Full   Ch 12
Richard Petty
with John Cacippo
Elaboration Likelihood Model Full   Ch 15
Gerry Philipsen Speech Codes Theory   PDF Archive   Ed 9
Marshall Scott Poole Adaptive Structuration Theory   PDF Archive   Ed 7
Byron Reeves
with Clifford Nass
The Media Equation   PDF Archive   Ed 5
I A Richards Meaning of Meaning   PDF Brief + Archive   Ed 3
Carl Rogers General Semantics   PDF Archive   Ed 1
Edna Rogers
with Richard Farface
Relational Control Brief
William Schutz FIRO Theory   PDF Archive   Ed 1
Tony Schwartz Resonance Principle of Persuasion Brief
Claude Shannon
with Warren Weaver
Information Theory   PDF Archive   Ed 3
Donald Shaw
with Maxwell McCombs
Agenda-Setting Theory Full   Ch 30
Muzafer Sherif Social Judgment Theory Full   Ch 14
Henri Tajfel
with John Turner
Social Identity Theory Brief
Deborah Tannen Genderlect Styles Full   Ch 31
Dalmas Taylor
with Irwin Altman
Social Penetration Theory Full   Ch 8
Frederick Taylor Classical Management Philosophy Brief
John Thibaut
with Harold Kelley
Social Exchange Theory   PDF Brief + Archive   Ed 2
Stella Ting-Toomey Face-Negotiation Theory Full   Ch 35
John Turner
with Henri Tajfel
Social Identity Theory Brief
Joseph Walther Social Information Processing Theory Full   Ch 10
Paul Watzlawick The Interactional View   PDF Archive   Ed 9
Warren Weaver
with Claude Shannon
Information Theory   PDF Archive   Ed 3
Max Weber Classical Management Philosophy Brief
Karl Weick Information Systems Approach to Organizations   PDF Archive   Ed 6
Julia T Wood
with Sandra Harding
Standpoint Theory Full   Ch 32
Dolf Zillmann Exitation Transfer Theory Brief
SORT BY:   Theories  Authors. New in
Edition 10
AUTHOR(S) THEORY COVERAGE
Irwin Altman
with Dalmas Taylor
Social Penetration Theory F   Ch 8
Aristotle The Rhetoric F   Ch 22
Aristotle Golden Mean B
Augustine Categorical Imperative B
Mikhail Bakhtin Dialogics B
Mikhail Bakhtin
with Leslie Baxter
Relational Dialectics F   Ch 11
Albert Bandura Social Learning Theory-Social Cognition Theory B+A   Ed 2
Roland Barthes Semiotics F   Ch 26
Leslie Baxter
with Mikhail Bakhtin
Relational Dialectics F   Ch 11
Seyla Benhabib Interactive Universalism B
Charles Berger Uncertainty Reduction Theory F   Ch 9
Sissella Bok Principle of Veracity B
Ernest Bormann Symbolic Convergence Theory F   Ch 18
Martin Buber Dialogic Ethics B
David Buller
with Judee Burgoon
Interpersonal Deception Theory A   Ed 6
Judee Burgoon
with David Buller
Interpersonal Deception Theory A   Ed 6
Judee Burgoon Expectancy Violations Theory F   Ch 7
Kenneth Burke Dramatism F   Ch 23
John Cacioppio
with Richard Petty
Elaboration Likelihood Model F   Ch 15
Clifford Christians Communitarian Ethics B
Patricia Collins Black Feminist Thought B
Dwight Conquergood Performance Ethnography B
Vernon Cronen
with W Barnet Pearce
Coordinated Management of Meaning F   Ch 6
Stanley Deetz Critical Theory of Communication in Organizations F   Ch 21
Jesse Delia Constructivism A   Ed 8
Ferdinand de Saussure Structural Linguistics B
James Dillard Goals-Plans-Action Model B
Richard Farace
with Edna Rogers
Relational Control B
Leon Festinger Cognitive Dissonance F   Ch 16
B Aubrey Fisher Interact System Model of Decision Emergence A   Ed 2
Walter Fisher Narrative Paradigm F   Ch 24
Clifford Geertz
with Michael Pacanowsky
Cultural Approach to Organizations F   Ch 19
George Gerbner Cultivation Theory F   Ch 29
Howard Giles Communication Accommodation Theory F   Ch 34
Carol Gilligan FIRO Theory A   Ed 1
Carol Gilligan Different Voice B+A   Ed 1
Dennis Gouran
with Randy Hirokawa
Functional Perspective on Group Decision Making F   Ch 17
John Greene Action Assembly Theory B+A   Ed 1
William Gudykunst Anxiety-Uncertainty Management Theory A   Ed 6
Jürgen Habermas Discourse Ethics B
Edward Hall High- and Low-Context Cultures B
Edward Hall Proxemic Theory B+A   Ed 1
Stuart Hall Cultural Studies F   Ch 27
Sandra Harding
with Julia T Wood
Standpoint Theory F   Ch 32
Caroline Haythornthwaite Media Multiplexity Theory F   Ch 13
Fritz Heider Attribution Theory B+A   Ed 2
Randy Hirokawa
with Dennis Gouran
Functional Perspective on Group Decision Making F   Ch 17
Geert Hofstede Cultural Dimensions B
Irving Janis Groupthink B+A   Ed 3
Immanuel Kant Categorical Imperative B
Elihu Katz Uses and Gratifications F   Ch 28
Elihu Katz
with Paul Lazersfeld
Two-Step Flow of Communication B
Harold Kelley
with John Thibaut
Social Exchange Theory B+A   Ed 2
Leanne Knobloch Relational Turbulence Model B
Alfred Korzybski General Semantics A   Ed 1
Cheris Kramarae Muted Group Theory F   Ch 33
Paul Lazersfeld
with Elihu Katz
Two-Step Flow of Communication B
Emmanuel Levinas Responsive "I" B
Jean-Francois Lyotard Postmodernism B
Karl Marx Marxism B
Abraham Maslow Hierarchy of Needs A   Ed 2
Maxwell McCombs
with Donald Shaw
Agenda-Setting Theory F   Ch 30
Marshall McLuhan Media Ecology F   Ch 25
Robert McPhee Communicative Constitutions of Organizations F   Ch 20
George Herbert Mead Symbolic Interactionism F   Ch 5
Clifford Nass
with Byron Reeves
The Media Equation A   Ed 5
Thomas Nilsen Significant Choice B
Elisabeth Noelle-Nuemann Spiral of Silence A   Ed 7
Mark Orbe Co-Cultural Theory F   Ch 36
Charles Osgood Mediational Theory of Meaning A   Ed 1
Michael Pacanowsky
with Clifford Geertz
Cultural Approach to Organizations F   Ch 19
W Barnett Pearce
with Vernon Cronen
Coordinated Management of Meaning F   Ch 6
Sandra Petronio Communication Privacy Management Theory F   Ch 12
Richard Petty
with John Cacippo
Elaboration Likelihood Model F   Ch 15
Gerry Philipsen Speech Codes Theory A   Ed 9
Marshall Scott Poole Adaptive Structuration Theory A   Ed 7
Byron Reeves
with Clifford Nass
The Media Equation A   Ed 5
I A Richards Meaning of Meaning B+A   Ed 3
Carl Rogers General Semantics A   Ed 1
Edna Rogers
with Richard Farface
Relational Control B
William Schutz FIRO Theory A   Ed 1
Tony Schwartz Resonance Principle of Persuasion B
Claude Shannon
with Warren Weaver
Information Theory A   Ed 3
Donald Shaw
with Maxwell McCombs
Agenda-Setting Theory F   Ch 30
Muzafer Sherif Social Judgment Theory F   Ch 14
Henri Tajfel
with John Turner
Social Identity Theory B
Deborah Tannen Genderlect Styles F   Ch 31
Dalmas Taylor
with Irwin Altman
Social Penetration Theory F   Ch 8
Frederick Taylor Classical Management Philosophy B
John Thibaut
with Harold Kelley
Social Exchange Theory B+A   Ed 2
Stella Ting-Toomey Face-Negotiation Theory F   Ch 35
John Turner
with Henri Tajfel
Social Identity Theory B
Joseph Walther Social Information Processing Theory F   Ch 10
Paul Watzlawick The Interactional View A   Ed 9
Warren Weaver
with Claude Shannon
Information Theory A   Ed 3
Max Weber Classical Management Philosophy B
Karl Weick Information Systems Approach to Organizations A   Ed 6
Julia T Wood
with Sandra Harding
Standpoint Theory F   Ch 32
Dolf Zillmann Exitation Transfer Theory B
SORT BY:   Theories  Authors. New in
Edition 10
AUTHOR(S)/THEORY COVERAGE
Irwin Altman (with Dalmas Taylor)
Social Penetration Theory
F   Ch 8
Aristotle
The Rhetoric
F   Ch 22
Aristotle
Golden Mean
B
Augustine
Categorical Imperative
B
Mikhail Bakhtin
Dialogics
B
Mikhail Bakhtin (with Leslie Baxter)
Relational Dialectics
F   Ch 11
Albert Bandura
Social Learning Theory-Social Cognition Theory
B+A   Ed 2
Roland Barthes
Semiotics
F   Ch 26
Leslie Baxter (with Mikhail Bakhtin)
Relational Dialectics
F   Ch 11
Seyla Benhabib
Interactive Universalism
B
Charles Berger
Uncertainty Reduction Theory
F   Ch 9
Sissella Bok
Principle of Veracity
B
Ernest Bormann
Symbolic Convergence Theory
F   Ch 18
Martin Buber
Dialogic Ethics
B
David Buller (with Judee Burgoon)
Interpersonal Deception Theory
A   Ed 6
Judee Burgoon (with David Buller)
Interpersonal Deception Theory
A   Ed 6
Judee Burgoon
Expectancy Violations Theory
F   Ch 7
Kenneth Burke
Dramatism
F   Ch 23
John Cacioppio (with Richard Petty)
Elaboration Likelihood Model
F   Ch 15
Clifford Christians
Communitarian Ethics
B
Patricia Collins
Black Feminist Thought
B
Dwight Conquergood
Performance Ethnography
B
Vernon Cronen (with W Barnet Pearce)
Coordinated Management of Meaning
F   Ch 6
Stanley Deetz
Critical Theory of Communication in Organizations
F   Ch 21
Jesse Delia
Constructivism
A   Ed 8
Ferdinand de Saussure
Structural Linguistics
B
James Dillard
Goals-Plans-Action Model
B
Richard Farace (with Edna Rogers)
Relational Control
B
Leon Festinger
Cognitive Dissonance
F   Ch 16
B Aubrey Fisher
Interact System Model of Decision Emergence
A   Ed 2
Walter Fisher
Narrative Paradigm
F   Ch 24
Clifford Geertz (with Michael Pacanowsky)
Cultural Approach to Organizations
F   Ch 19
George Gerbner
Cultivation Theory
F   Ch 29
Howard Giles
Communication Accommodation Theory
F   Ch 34
Carol Gilligan
FIRO Theory
A   Ed 1
Carol Gilligan
Different Voice
B+A   Ed 1
Dennis Gouran (with Randy Hirokawa)
Functional Perspective on Group Decision Making
F   Ch 17
John Greene
Action Assembly Theory
B+A   Ed 1
William Gudykunst
Anxiety-Uncertainty Management Theory
A   Ed 6
Jürgen Habermas
Discourse Ethics
B
Edward Hall
High- and Low-Context Cultures
B
Edward Hall
Proxemic Theory
B+A   Ed 1
Stuart Hall
Cultural Studies
F   Ch 27
Sandra Harding (with Julia T Wood)
Standpoint Theory
F   Ch 32
Caroline Haythornthwaite
Media Multiplexity Theory
F   Ch 13
Fritz Heider
Attribution Theory
B+A   Ed 2
Randy Hirokawa (with Dennis Gouran)
Functional Perspective on Group Decision Making
F   Ch 17
Geert Hofstede
Cultural Dimensions
B
Irving Janis
Groupthink
B+A   Ed 3
Immanuel Kant
Categorical Imperative
B
Elihu Katz
Uses and Gratifications
F   Ch 28
Elihu Katz (with Paul Lazersfeld)
Two-Step Flow of Communication
B
Harold Kelley (with John Thibaut)
Social Exchange Theory
B+A   Ed 2
Leanne Knobloch
Relational Turbulence Model
B
Alfred Korzybski
General Semantics
A   Ed 1
Cheris Kramarae
Muted Group Theory
F   Ch 33
Paul Lazersfeld (with Elihu Katz)
Two-Step Flow of Communication
B
Emmanuel Levinas
Responsive "I"
B
Jean-Francois Lyotard
Postmodernism
B
Karl Marx
Marxism
B
Abraham Maslow
Hierarchy of Needs
A   Ed 2
Maxwell McCombs (with Donald Shaw)
Agenda-Setting Theory
F   Ch 30
Marshall McLuhan
Media Ecology
F   Ch 25
Robert McPhee
Communicative Constitutions of Organizations
F   Ch 20
George Herbert Mead
Symbolic Interactionism
F   Ch 5
Clifford Nass (with Byron Reeves)
The Media Equation
A   Ed 5
Thomas Nilsen
Significant Choice
B
Elisabeth Noelle-Nuemann
Spiral of Silence
A   Ed 7
Mark Orbe
Co-Cultural Theory
F   Ch 36
Charles Osgood
Mediational Theory of Meaning
A   Ed 1
Michael Pacanowsky (with Clifford Geertz)
Cultural Approach to Organizations
F   Ch 19
W Barnett Pearce (with Vernon Cronen)
Coordinated Management of Meaning
F   Ch 6
Sandra Petronio
Communication Privacy Management Theory
F   Ch 12
Richard Petty (with John Cacippo)
Elaboration Likelihood Model
F   Ch 15
Gerry Philipsen
Speech Codes Theory
A   Ed 9
Marshall Scott Poole
Adaptive Structuration Theory
A   Ed 7
Byron Reeves (with Clifford Nass)
The Media Equation
A   Ed 5
I A Richards
Meaning of Meaning
B+A   Ed 3
Carl Rogers
General Semantics
A   Ed 1
Edna Rogers (with Richard Farface)
Relational Control
B
William Schutz
FIRO Theory
A   Ed 1
Tony Schwartz
Resonance Principle of Persuasion
B
Claude Shannon (with Warren Weaver)
Information Theory
A   Ed 3
Donald Shaw (with Maxwell McCombs)
Agenda-Setting Theory
F   Ch 30
Muzafer Sherif
Social Judgment Theory
F   Ch 14
Henri Tajfel (with John Turner)
Social Identity Theory
B
Deborah Tannen
Genderlect Styles
F   Ch 31
Dalmas Taylor (with Irwin Altman)
Social Penetration Theory
F   Ch 8
Frederick Taylor
Classical Management Philosophy
B
John Thibaut (with Harold Kelley)
Social Exchange Theory
B+A   Ed 2
Stella Ting-Toomey
Face-Negotiation Theory
F   Ch 35
John Turner (with Henri Tajfel)
Social Identity Theory
B
Joseph Walther
Social Information Processing Theory
F   Ch 10
Paul Watzlawick
The Interactional View
A   Ed 9
Warren Weaver (with Claude Shannon)
Information Theory
A   Ed 3
Max Weber
Classical Management Philosophy
B
Karl Weick
Information Systems Approach to Organizations
A   Ed 6
Julia T Wood (with Sandra Harding)
Standpoint Theory
F   Ch 32
Dolf Zillmann
Exitation Transfer Theory
B

 

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