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SORT BY:   Theories  Authors New in Edition 10
THEORY AUTHOR(S) COVERAGE
Action Assembly Theory   PDF John Greene Brief + Archive   ED 1
Adaptive Structuration Theory   PDF

 VID

Marshall Scott Poole Archive   ED 7
Agenda-Setting Theory

 OL  SHQ  VID

McCombs & Shaw Full   CH 30
Anxiety-Uncertainty Management Theory   PDF William Gudykunst Archive   ED 6
Attribution Theory   PDF Fritz Heider Brief + Archive   ED 2
Black Feminist Thought Patricia Collins Brief
Categorical Imperative Immanuel Kant Brief
Classical Management Philosophy Not available Brief
Co-Cultural Theory

 OL  SHQ  VID

Mark Orbe Full   CH 36
Cognitive Dissonance

 OL  SHQ

Leon Festinger Full   CH 16
Communication Accommodation Theory

 OL  SHQ  VID

Howard Giles Full   CH 34
Communicative Constitutions of Organizations

 OL  SHQ

Robert McPhee Full   CH 20
Communitarian Ethics Clifford Christians Brief
Communication Privacy Management Theory

 OL  SHQ  VID

Sandra Petronio Full   CH 12
Constructivism   PDF

 VID

Jesse Delia Archive   ED 8
Coordinated Management of Meaning

 OL  SHQ  VID

Pearce & Cronen Full   CH 6
Critical Theory of Communication in Organizations

 OL  SHQ  VID

Stanley Deetz Full   CH 21
Cultivation Theory

 OL  SHQ

George Gerbner Full   CH 29
Cultural Approach to Organizations

 OL  SHQ

Geertz & Pacanowsky Full   CH 19
Cultural Dimensions Geert Hofstede Brief
Cultural Studies

 OL  SHQ

Stuart Hall Full   CH 27
Dialogic Ethics Martin Buber Brief
Dialogics Mikhail Bakhtin Brief
Different Voice   PDF Carol Gilligan Brief + Archive   ED 1
Discourse Ethics Jürgen Habermas Brief
Dramatism

 OL  SHQ

Kenneth Burke Full   CH 23
Elaboration Likelihood Model

 OL  SHQ

Petty & Cacioppio Full   CH 15
Existential Theory   PDF Carl Rogers Brief + Archive   ED 1
Exitation Transfer Theory Dolf Zillmann Brief
Expectancy Violations Theory

 OL  SHQ  VID

Judee Burgoon Full   CH 7
Face-Negotiation Theory

 OL  SHQ  VID

Stella Ting-Toomey Full   CH 35
FIRO Theory   PDF William Schutz Archive   ED 1
Four Theories of the Press Not available Brief
Functional Perspective on Group Decision Making

 OL  SHQ  VID

Hirokawa & Gouran Full   CH 17
Genderlect Styles

 OL  SHQ

Deborah Tannen Full   CH 31
General Semantics   PDF Alfred Korzybski Archive   ED 1
Goals-Plans-Action Model James Dillard Brief
Golden Mean Aristotle Brief
Groupthink   PDF Irving Janis Brief + Archive   ED 3
Hierarchy of Needs   PDF Abraham Maslow Archive   ED 2
High- and Low-Context Cultures Edward Hall Brief
Information Theory   PDF Shannon & Weaver Archive   ED 3
Information Systems Approach to Organizations   PDF Karl Weick Archive   ED 6
Interaction Adaptation Theory Judee Burgoon Brief
The Interactional View   PDF Paul Watzlawick Archive   ED 9
Interactive Universalism Seyla Benhabib Brief
Interpersonal Deception Theory   PDF

 VID

Buller & Burgoon Archive   ED 6
Interact System Model of Decision Emergence   PDF B Aubrey Fisher Archive   ED 2
Linguistic Relativity Sapir & Whorf Brief
Marxism Karl Marx Brief
Meaning of Meaning   PDF I A Richards Brief + Archive   ED 3
Media Ecology

 OL  SHQ

Marshall McLuhan Full   CH 25
The Media Equation   PDF

 VID

Reeves & Nass Archive   ED 5
Media Multiplexity Theory

 OL  SHQ

Caroline Haythornthwaite Full   CH 13
Mediational Theory of Meaning   PDF Charles Osgood Archive   ED 1
Muted Group Theory

 OL  SHQ  VID

Cheris Kramarae Full   CH 33
Narrative Paradigm

 OL  SHQ

Walter Fisher Full   CH 24
Performance Ethnography Dwight Conquergood Brief
Postmodernism Jean-Francois Lyotard Brief
Principle of Veracity Sissella Bok Brief
Proxemic Theory   PDF Edward Hall Brief + Archive   ED 1
Relational Turbulence Model Leanne Knobloch Brief
Relational Control Rogers & Farace Brief
Relational Dialectics

 OL  SHQ  VID

Baxter & Bakhtin Full   CH 11
Resonance Principle of Persuasion Tony Schwartz Brief
Responsive "I" Emmanuel Levinas Brief
The Rhetoric

 OL  SHQ

Aristotle Full   CH 22
Semiotics

 OL  SHQ

Roland Barthes Full   CH 26
Significant Choice Thomas Nilsen Brief
Social Construction Not available Brief
Social Exchange Theory   PDF Thibaut & Kelley Brief + Archive   ED 2
Social Identity Theory Tajfel with Turner Brief
Social Information Processing Theory

 OL  SHQ  VID

Joseph Walther Full   CH 10
Social Judgment Theory

 OL  SHQ

Muzafer Sherif Full   CH 14
Social Learning Theory-Social Cognition Theory   PDF Albert Bandura Brief + Archive   ED 2
Social Penetration Theory

 OL  SHQ

Altman & Taylor Full   CH 8
Speech Codes Theory   PDF

 VID

Gerry Philipsen Archive   ED 9
Spiral of Silence   PDF Elisabeth Noelle-Nuemann Archive   ED 7
Standpoint Theory

 OL  SHQ

Harding & Wood Full   CH 32
Structural Linguistics Ferdinand de Saussure Brief
Symbolic Convergence Theory

 OL  SHQ

Ernest Bormann Full   CH 18
Symbolic Interactionism

 OL  SHQ

George Herbert Mead Full   CH 5
Two-Step Flow of Communication Katz & Lazarsfeld Brief
Uncertainty Reduction Theory

 OL  SHQ  VID

Charles Berger Full   CH 9
Uses and Gratifications

 OL  SHQ

Elihu Katz Full   CH 28
SORT BY:   Theories  Authors New in
Edition 10
THEORY AUTHOR(S) COVERAGE
Action Assembly Theory   PDF John Greene B+A   ED 1
Adaptive Structuration Theory   PDF

 VID

Poole A  ED 7
Agenda-Setting Theory

 OL  SHQ  VID

McCombs & Shaw F   CH 30
Anxiety-Uncertainty Management Theory   PDF Gudykunst A  ED 6
Attribution Theory   PDF Fritz Heider B+A   ED 2
Black Feminist Thought Collins Brief
Categorical Imperative Immanuel Kant Brief
Classical Management Philosophy Not available Brief
Co-Cultural Theory

 OL  SHQ  VID

Mark Orbe F   CH 36
Cognitive Dissonance

 OL  SHQ

Leon Festinger F   CH 16
Communication Accommodation Theory

 OL  SHQ  VID

Howard Giles F   CH 34
Communicative Constitutions of Organizations

 OL  SHQ

Robert McPhee F   CH 20
Communitarian Ethics Christians Brief
Communication Privacy Management Theory

 OL  SHQ  VID

Sandra Petronio F   CH 12
Constructivism   PDF

 VID

Jesse Delia A  ED 8
Coordinated Management of Meaning

 OL  SHQ  VID

Pearce & Cronen F   CH 6
Critical Theory of Communication in Organizations

 OL  SHQ  VID

Stanley Deetz F   CH 21
Cultivation Theory

 OL  SHQ

George Gerbner F   CH 29
Cultural Approach to Organizations

 OL  SHQ

Geertz & Pacanowsky F   CH 19
Cultural Dimensions Geert Hofstede Brief
Cultural Studies

 OL  SHQ

Stuart Hall F   CH 27
Dialogic Ethics Martin Buber Brief
Dialogics Mikhail Bakhtin Brief
Different Voice   PDF Carol Gilligan B+A   ED 1
Discourse Ethics Habermas Brief
Dramatism

 OL  SHQ

Kenneth Burke F   CH 23
Elaboration Likelihood Model

 OL  SHQ

Petty & Cacioppio F   CH 15
Existential Theory   PDF Carl Rogers B+A   ED 1
Exitation Transfer Theory Dolf Zillmann Brief
Expectancy Violations Theory

 OL  SHQ  VID

Judee Burgoon F   CH 7
Face-Negotiation Theory

 OL  SHQ  VID

Ting-Toomey F   CH 35
FIRO Theory   PDF William Schutz A  ED 1
Four Theories of the Press Not available Brief
Functional Perspective on Group Decision Making

 OL  SHQ  VID

Hirokawa & Gouran F   CH 17
Genderlect Styles

 OL  SHQ

Deborah Tannen F   CH 31
General Semantics   PDF Korzybski A  ED 1
Goals-Plans-Action Model James Dillard Brief
Golden Mean Aristotle Brief
Groupthink   PDF Irving Janis B+A   ED 3
Hierarchy of Needs   PDF Abraham Maslow A  ED 2
High- and Low-Context Cultures Edward Hall Brief
Information Theory   PDF Shannon & Weaver A  ED 3
Information Systems Approach to Organizations   PDF Karl Weick A  ED 6
Interaction Adaptation Theory Judee Burgoon Brief
The Interactional View   PDF Paul Watzlawick A  ED 9
Interactive Universalism Seyla Benhabib Brief
Interpersonal Deception Theory   PDF

 VID

Buller & Burgoon A  ED 6
Interact System Model of Decision Emergence   PDF B Aubrey Fisher A  ED 2
Linguistic Relativity Sapir & Whorf Brief
Marxism Karl Marx Brief
Meaning of Meaning   PDF I A Richards B+A   ED 3
Media Ecology

 OL  SHQ

McLuhan F   CH 25
The Media Equation   PDF

 VID

Reeves & Nass A  ED 5
Media Multiplexity Theory

 OL  SHQ

Haythornthwaite F   CH 13
Mediational Theory of Meaning   PDF Charles Osgood A  ED 1
Muted Group Theory

 OL  SHQ  VID

Cheris Kramarae F   CH 33
Narrative Paradigm

 OL  SHQ

Walter Fisher F   CH 24
Performance Ethnography Conquergood / Turner Brief
Postmodernism Lyotard Brief
Principle of Veracity Sissella Bok Brief
Proxemic Theory   PDF Edward Hall B+A   ED 1
Relational Turbulence Model Leanne Knobloch Brief
Relational Control Rogers & Farace Brief
Relational Dialectics

 OL  SHQ  VID

Baxter & Bakhtin F   CH 11
Resonance Principle of Persuasion Tony Schwartz Brief
Responsive "I" Levinas Brief
The Rhetoric

 OL  SHQ

Aristotle F   CH 22
Semiotics

 OL  SHQ

Roland Barthes F   CH 26
Significant Choice Thomas Nilsen Brief
Social Construction Not available Brief
Social Exchange Theory   PDF Thibaut & Kelley B+A   ED 2
Social Identity Theory Tajfel with Turner Brief
Social Information Processing Theory

 OL  SHQ  VID

Joseph Walther F   CH 10
Social Judgment Theory

 OL  SHQ

Muzafer Sherif F   CH 14
Social Learning Theory-Social Cognition Theory   PDF Albert Bandura B+A   ED 2
Social Penetration Theory

 OL  SHQ

Altman & Taylor F   CH 8
Speech Codes Theory   PDF

 VID

Gerry Philipsen A  ED 9
Spiral of Silence   PDF Noelle-Neumann A  ED 7
Standpoint Theory

 OL  SHQ

Harding & Wood F   CH 32
Structural Linguistics de Saussure Brief
Symbolic Convergence Theory

 OL  SHQ

Ernest Bormann F   CH 18
Symbolic Interactionism

 OL  SHQ

Mead F   CH 5
Two-Step Flow of Communication Katz & Lazarsfeld Brief
Uncertainty Reduction Theory

 OL  SHQ  VID

Charles Berger F   CH 9
Uses and Gratifications

 OL  SHQ

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

 
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