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The authors have interviewed a number of the theorists covered in A First Look.The interviews span more than a decade since Em Griffin conducted the first ones, done in then-standard video format. More recent interviews conducted by Glenn Sparks and Andrew Ledbetter were done in HD format. The videos can also be found on the First Look YouTube channel and transcripts are available for most (see links when you run each video).

Theories with Full Coverage in this edition:

Sorted by Chapter number


Barnett Pearce

Coordinated Management of Meaning
(Chapter 6— 7:37)


Barnett Pearce

Coordinated Management of Meaning
(Chapter 6— 7:37)


Judee Burgoon

Expectancy Violations Theory
(Chapter 7— 7:48)


Judee Burgoon

Expectancy Violations Theory
(Chapter 7— 7:48)


Chuck Berger

Uncertainty Reduction Theory
(Chapter 9— 7:18)


Chuck Berger

Uncertainty Reduction Theory
(Chapter 9— 7:18)


Joe Walther

Social Information Processing Theory
(Chapter 10— 8:51)


Joe Walther

Social Information Processing Theory
(Chapter 10— 8:51)


Leslie Baxter

Relational Dialectics
(Chapter 11— 8:01)


Leslie Baxter

Relational Dialectics
(Chapter 11— 8:01)


Sandra Petronio

Communication Privacy Management Theory
(Chapter 12— 8:27)


Sandra Petronio

Communication Privacy Management Theory
(Chapter 12— 8:27)


Randy Hirokawa

Functional Perspective on Group Decision Making
(Chapter 17— 7:18)


Randy Hirokawa

Functional Perspective on Group Decision Making
(Chapter 17— 7:18)


Stan Deetz

Critical Theory...
(Chapter 21— 7:58)


Stan Deetz

Critical Theory...
(Chapter 21— 7:58)


Max McCombs

Agenda-Setting Theory
(Chapter 30— 8:04)


Max McCombs

Agenda-Setting Theory
(Chapter 30— 8:04)


Cheris Kramarae

Muted Group Theory
(Chapter 33— 8:08)


Cheris Kramarae

Muted Group Theory
(Chapter 33— 8:08)


Howard Giles

Communication Accommodation Theory
(Chapter 34— 8.55)


Howard Giles

Communication Accommodation Theory
(Chapter 34— 8.55)


Stella Ting-Toomey

Face-Negotiation Theory
(Chapter 35— 7:16)


Stella Ting-Toomey

Face-Negotiation Theory
(Chapter 35— 7:16)


Mark Orbe

Co-Cultural Theory
(Chapter 36— 15:53)


Mark Orbe

Co-Cultural Theory
(Chapter 36— 15:53)


Arhived theories from previous editions (and/or brief coverage in the 10th edition):

Sorted by Theory name


Scott Poole

Adaptive Structuration Theory
(Archive— 6:58)


Scott Poole

Adaptive Structuration Theory
(Archive— 6:58)


Jim Applegate, Brandt Burleson, Jessie Delia

Constructivism
(Archive— 7:32)


Jim Applegate, Brandt Burleson, Jessie Delia

Constructivism
(Archive— 7:32)


David Buller

Interpersonal Deception Theory
(Archive— 6:19)


David Buller

Interpersonal Deception Theory
(Archive— 6:19)


Byron Reeves & Clifford Nass

The Media Equation
(Archive— 8:38)


Byron Reeves & Clifford Nass

The Media Equation
(Archive— 8:38)


Gerry Philipsen

Speech Codes Theory
(Archive— 6:34)


Gerry Philipsen

Speech Codes Theory
(Archive— 6:34)



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The authors have interviewed a number of the theorists covered in A First Look.The interviews span more than a decade since Em Griffin conducted the first ones, done in then-standard video format. More recent interviews conducted by Glenn Sparks and Andrew Ledbetter were done in HD format. The videos can also be found on the First Look YouTube channel and transcripts are available for most (see links when you run each video).

Theories with Full Coverage in this edition:

Sorted by Chapter number


Barnett Pearce

Coordinated Management of Meaning
(Chapter 6— 7:37)


Barnett Pearce

Coordinated Management of Meaning
(Chapter 6— 7:37)


Judee Burgoon

Expectancy Violations Theory
(Chapter 7— 7:48)


Judee Burgoon

Expectancy Violations Theory
(Chapter 7— 7:48)


Chuck Berger

Uncertainty Reduction Theory
(Chapter 9— 7:18)


Chuck Berger

Uncertainty Reduction Theory
(Chapter 9— 7:18)


Joe Walther

Social Information Processing Theory
(Chapter 10— 8:51)


Joe Walther

Social Information Processing Theory
(Chapter 10— 8:51)


Leslie Baxter

Relational Dialectics
(Chapter 11— 8:01)


Leslie Baxter

Relational Dialectics
(Chapter 11— 8:01)


Sandra Petronio

Communication Privacy Management Theory
(Chapter 12— 8:27)


Sandra Petronio

Communication Privacy Management Theory
(Chapter 12— 8:27)


Randy Hirokawa

Functional Perspective on Group Decision Making
(Chapter 17— 7:18)


Randy Hirokawa

Functional Perspective on Group Decision Making
(Chapter 17— 7:18)


Stan Deetz

Critical Theory...
(Chapter 21— 7:58)


Stan Deetz

Critical Theory...
(Chapter 21— 7:58)


Max McCombs

Agenda-Setting Theory
(Chapter 30— 8:04)


Max McCombs

Agenda-Setting Theory
(Chapter 30— 8:04)


Cheris Kramarae

Muted Group Theory
(Chapter 33— 8:08)


Cheris Kramarae

Muted Group Theory
(Chapter 33— 8:08)


Howard Giles

Communication Accommodation Theory
(Chapter 34— 8.55)


Howard Giles

Communication Accommodation Theory
(Chapter 34— 8.55)


Stella Ting-Toomey

Face-Negotiation Theory
(Chapter 35— 7:16)


Stella Ting-Toomey

Face-Negotiation Theory
(Chapter 35— 7:16)


Mark Orbe

Co-Cultural Theory
(Chapter 36— 15:53)


Mark Orbe

Co-Cultural Theory
(Chapter 36— 15:53)


Arhived theories from previous editions (and/or brief coverage in the 10th edition):

Sorted by Theory name


Scott Poole

Adaptive Structuration Theory
(Archive— 6:58)


Scott Poole

Adaptive Structuration Theory
(Archive— 6:58)


Jim Applegate, Brandt Burleson, Jessie Delia

Constructivism
(Archive— 7:32)


Jim Applegate, Brandt Burleson, Jessie Delia

Constructivism
(Archive— 7:32)


David Buller

Interpersonal Deception Theory
(Archive— 6:19)


David Buller

Interpersonal Deception Theory
(Archive— 6:19)


Byron Reeves & Clifford Nass

The Media Equation
(Archive— 8:38)


Byron Reeves & Clifford Nass

The Media Equation
(Archive— 8:38)


Gerry Philipsen

Speech Codes Theory
(Archive— 6:34)


Gerry Philipsen

Speech Codes Theory
(Archive— 6:34)



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