Dennis S. Gouran, “Has Communication Research Made a Difference? A Response to the Respondents,” Journal of Applied Communication Research, Vol. 38, 2010, pp. 435-442.
Lise VanderVoort, “Functional and Causal Explanations in Group Communication Research,” Communication Theory, Vol. 12, 2002, pp. 469-486.
Gwen M. Wittenbaum, Andrea B. Hollingshead, Paul B. Paulus, Randy Y. Hirokawa, Deborah G. Ancona, Randall S. Peterson, Karen A. Jehn, and Kay Yoon, “The Functional Perspective as a Lens for Understanding Groups,” Small Group Research, Vol. 35, 2004, pp. 17-43.
Peter DeScioli and Robert Kurzban, “The Company You Keep: Friendship Decisions from a Functional Perspective,” in Social Judgment and Decision Making, Joachim I. Krueger (ed.), Psychology Press, New York, 2012, pp. 209-225.
Jennifer N. Ervin, Joseph A. Bonito, and Joann Keyton, “Convergence of Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Processes Across Group Meetings,” Communication Monographs, Vol. 84, 2017, pp. 200-220.
Andrew P. Knight and Noah Eisenkraft, “Positive is Usually Good, Negative is Not Always Bad: The Effects of Group Affect on Social Integration and Task Performance,” Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 100, 2015, pp. 1214-1227.
Elaine M. Wittenberg-Lyles, Ginnifer Cie' Gee, Debra Parker Oliver, and George Demiris, “What Patients and Families Don't Hear: Backstage Communication in Hospice Interdisciplinary Team Meetings,” Journal of Housing for the Elderly, Vol. 23, 2009, pp. 92-105.
Habermas and discourse ethics
For further discussion of Habermas, see Karen A. Foss, "Habermas," in Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition, Theresa Enos (ed.), Taylor & Francis, New York, 2010, pp. 309-11.
The journal Communication Theory published a special issue on Habermas in 2007 (Vol. 17, Issue 4).
Walter Fisher offers a brief critique of Habermas in: Walther R. Fisher, Human Communication as Narration: Toward a Philosophy of Reason, Value, and Action, University of South Carolina Press, 1989, pp. 91-92.