Interpersonal Adaptation: Dyadic Interaction Patterns by Judee K. BurgoonInterpersonal Adaptation: Dyadic Interaction Patterns by Judee K. Burgoon

Interpersonal Adaptation: Dyadic Interaction Patterns

byJudee K. Burgoon, Lesa A. Stern, Leesa Dillman

Paperback | February 12, 2007

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When people communicate, they often adapt their interaction styles to one another. For example, they may match each other's behavior, synchronize the timing of behavior, or behave in dissimilar ways. This volume analyzes these dyadic interaction patterns and builds a case for a new theory of adaptation: Interaction Adaptation Theory (IAT), which draws the soundest principles from previous theories while being responsive to current empirical evidence. The book concludes with the offer of new research directions that would test the theory in order to bring the research full circle and connect interaction patterns with outcomes. This volume will serve as both a reference guide for researchers and a text for students and faculty in communication, psychology, family studies, counseling, and sociolinguistics.
Title:Interpersonal Adaptation: Dyadic Interaction PatternsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:356 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:February 12, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521033144

ISBN - 13:9780521033145

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Table of Contents

List of figures and tables; Preface; Part I. Overview: 1. Introduction; Part II. Interaction Adaptation Theories and Models: 2. Biological approaches; 3. Arousal and affect approaches; 4. Social norm approaches; 5. Communication and cognitive approaches; Part III. Issues in Studying Interaction Adaptation: 6. Reconceptualising interaction adaptation patterns; 7. Operationalising adaptation patterns; 8. Analysing adaptation patterns; Part IV. Multimethod Tests of Reciprocity and Compensation: 9. A first illustration; 10. Further illustrations; Part V. Developing a New Interpersonal Adaptation Theory: 11. The theories revisited; 12. A research agenda; References; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"In this ambitious book, Burgoon, Stern and Dillman present the most comprehensve coverage of the literature on interpersonal adaptation that I have seen in recent years....The book gets more interesting as it goes along and the authors delve more into their own research....The book is worth its price for adavnced students and researchers in interpersonal adaptation." Cindy Gallois, Quarterly Journal of Speech