The Social Psychology of Communication

Paperback | April 15, 2011

EditorDerek Hook, Bradley Franks, Martin Bauer

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This is the first comprehensive text on social psychological approaches to communication, providing an excellent introduction to theoretical perspectives, special topics, and applied areas and practice in communication. Bringing together scholars of international reputation, this book provides a unique contribution to the field.

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This is the first comprehensive text on social psychological approaches to communication, providing an excellent introduction to theoretical perspectives, special topics, and applied areas and practice in communication. Bringing together scholars of international reputation, this book provides a unique contribution to the field.

DEREK HOOK is Lecturer in the Institute of Social Psychology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK and a Research Fellow in Psychology in the School of Human and Community Development, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. His publications include Foucault, Psychology and the Analytics of Power.BRADLEY F...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.67 × 5.59 × 0.84 inPublished:April 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230247369

ISBN - 13:9780230247369

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Table of Contents

Glossary of Keywords and Definitions
Introduction: The Social Psychology of Communication: Towards an 'Inter-Field' Approach; D.Hook& B. Franks
PART I: INTRODUCING THE SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF COMMUNICATIONThe Developmental Impact of Communicative Interaction; J.Hardman
Dialogue, Critical Consciousness and Praxis; C.Vaughan
Non-verbal Communication and Culture; A.de-Graft Aikins
Social Influence: Modes and Modalities; G.Sammut& M.Bauer
Pragmatic Theory and Social Relations; B.Franks& H.Green
Communicative Action and the Dialogical Imagination; S.Jovchelovitch
PART II: SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMMUNICATIONIdentity and Resistance in Communication; C.Howarth
Rumours and Gossip as Genres of Communication; B.Franks& S.Attia
Empty and Full Speech; D.Hook
Argument and Rhetoric; M.Meyer with M.Bauer
Evolution and Communication; B.Franks& J.Dhesi
PART III: APPLIED AREAS AND PRACTICE
Religion as Communicative Action; E.Arens
Media Health Campaigns: From Information to Social Change; C.Campbell & K.Scott
Social Psychology of Political Communication; M.C.Nisbet& L.Feldman
Science Communication; J.Gregory


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"A very timely book...the focus on the multi-faceted nature of the social and behavioural changes that are allied to communication processes is impressive." - Jaan Valsiner, Professor, Department of Psychology, Clark University, USA