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Annotated list of scholars and terms, from the Instructors Manual and margin notes in the text


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Chapter 10—Social Information Processing Theory

  • Joe Walther
    • Communication professor at University of California at Santa Barbara, who argues that given the opportunity for sufficient exchange of social messages and subsequent relational growth, face-to-face and online channels are equally useful mediums for developing close relationships.
  • Impression formation
    • The composite mental image one person forms of another; often associated with affinity.
  • Cues filtered out
    • Interpretation of CMC that regards the lack of nonverbal cues as a fatal flaw for using the medium for relationship development. 
  • Flaming
    • Hostile online language that creates a toxic climate for relationship development and growth.
  • Inconsistent messages
    • Messages where the verbal and nonverbal content don’t match..
  • Anticipated future interaction
    • A way of extending psychological time; the likelihood of future interaction motivates online communicators to develop a relationship.
  • Chronemics
    • The study of people’s systemic handling of time in their interaction with others.
  • Hyperpersonal perspective
    • The claim that online relationships are often more intimate than those developed when partners are physically together.
  • Selective self-presentation
    • An online positive portrayal without fear of contradiction, which enables people to create an overwhelmingly favorable impression.
  • Attribution
    • A perceptual process whereby we observe what people do and then try to figure out what they’re really like.
  • Asynchronous channel
    • A nonsimultaneous medium of communication that each individual can use when he or she desires.
  • Self-fulfilling prophecy
    • The tendency for a person’s expectation of others to evoke a response from them that confirms what was originally anticipated.
  • Warranting value
    • Reason to believe that information is accurate, typically because the target of the information cannot manipulate it.

You can access the Key Names for a particular chapter in several ways:

  • Switch to View by Theory, then select the desired theory/chapter from the drop-down list at the top of the page. Look in the list of available resources.
  • To quickly find a theory by chapter number, use the Table of Contents and link from there. It will take you directly to the theory with available options highlighted.
  • You can also use the Theory List, which will take you directly to the theory with available options highlighted.

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in this short
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Theory Key Names
10th Edition
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Annotated list of scholars and terms, from the Instructors Manual and margin notes in the text


List mode: Normal (click on theory name to show detail) | Show All details | Clear details

Chapter 10—Social Information Processing Theory

  • Joe Walther
    • Communication professor at University of California at Santa Barbara, who argues that given the opportunity for sufficient exchange of social messages and subsequent relational growth, face-to-face and online channels are equally useful mediums for developing close relationships.
  • Impression formation
    • The composite mental image one person forms of another; often associated with affinity.
  • Cues filtered out
    • Interpretation of CMC that regards the lack of nonverbal cues as a fatal flaw for using the medium for relationship development. 
  • Flaming
    • Hostile online language that creates a toxic climate for relationship development and growth.
  • Inconsistent messages
    • Messages where the verbal and nonverbal content don’t match..
  • Anticipated future interaction
    • A way of extending psychological time; the likelihood of future interaction motivates online communicators to develop a relationship.
  • Chronemics
    • The study of people’s systemic handling of time in their interaction with others.
  • Hyperpersonal perspective
    • The claim that online relationships are often more intimate than those developed when partners are physically together.
  • Selective self-presentation
    • An online positive portrayal without fear of contradiction, which enables people to create an overwhelmingly favorable impression.
  • Attribution
    • A perceptual process whereby we observe what people do and then try to figure out what they’re really like.
  • Asynchronous channel
    • A nonsimultaneous medium of communication that each individual can use when he or she desires.
  • Self-fulfilling prophecy
    • The tendency for a person’s expectation of others to evoke a response from them that confirms what was originally anticipated.
  • Warranting value
    • Reason to believe that information is accurate, typically because the target of the information cannot manipulate it.

You can access the Key Names for a particular chapter in several ways:

  • Switch to View by Theory, then select the desired theory/chapter from the drop-down list at the top of the page. Look in the list of available resources.
  • To quickly find a theory by chapter number, use the Table of Contents and link from there. It will take you directly to the theory with available options highlighted.
  • You can also use the Theory List, which will take you directly to the theory with available options highlighted.

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Resources available to all users:

  • Theory Overview—abstract of each chapter
  • Self-Help Quizzes—for student preparation
  • Chapter Outlines
  • Key Names—important names and terms in each chapter
  • Conversation Videos—interviews with theorists
  • Application Logs—student application of theories
  • Essay Questions—for student prepatation
  • Suggested Movie Clips—tie-in movie scenese to theories
  • Links—web resources related to each chapter
  • Primary Sources—for each theory with full chapter coverage
  • Further Resources—bibliographic and other suggestions
  • Changes—for each theory, since the previous edition
  • Theory Archive—PDF copies from the last edition in which a theory appeared

Resources available only to registered instructors who are logged in:

  • Discussion Suggestions
  • Exercises & Activities
  • PowerPoint® presentations you can use
  • Short Answer Quizzes—suggested questions and answers
  • Compare Texts—comparison of theories covered in A First Look and ten other textbooks

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