Palgrave Macmillan Home
Login or Register    Shopping Basket Shopping Basket
Search 
 
 
 
 
The Social Psychology of Communication
 
   Enlarge Image
 
 
The Social Psychology of Communication
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
23 Mar 2011
|
£82.00
|Hardback Print on Demand
  
9780230247352
||
 
 
23 Mar 2011
|
£21.99
|Paperback Print on Demand
  
9780230247369
||
 
 
eBooks google eBooks ebook on Waterstones.com 
 
 


OrderHelpBox
                                                                                                                                              returns, payment and delivery


DescriptionReviewsContentsAuthors

The Social Psychology of Communication is the first comprehensive introduction to social psychological perspectives on communication. This accessible guide provides an overview of key theoretical approaches from a variety of different disciplines (including cognitive, developmental and evolutionary psychology) as well as practical guidance on how to implement communication interventions in differing contexts.
 
Divided into three parts covering theoretical perspectives, special topics in communication and applied areas and practice, the book features:
 
•  Navigational tools providing a 'how to' guide to using the book most effectively
•  A list of key words at the beginning of each chapter which are highlighted throughout the chapter for easy reference
•  A thorough glossary of keywords and definitions
•  A section on Special Topics in Communication including identity and resistance, rumour and gossip, evolution and communication
  
This book will be an invaluable resource for students, academics and practitioners in Psychology and Communication.
 


Description

The Social Psychology of Communication is the first comprehensive introduction to social psychological perspectives on communication. This accessible guide provides an overview of key theoretical approaches from a variety of different disciplines (including cognitive, developmental and evolutionary psychology) as well as practical guidance on how to implement communication interventions in differing contexts.
 
Divided into three parts covering theoretical perspectives, special topics in communication and applied areas and practice, the book features:
 
•  Navigational tools providing a 'how to' guide to using the book most effectively
•  A list of key words at the beginning of each chapter which are highlighted throughout the chapter for easy reference
•  A thorough glossary of keywords and definitions
•  A section on Special Topics in Communication including identity and resistance, rumour and gossip, evolution and communication
  
This book will be an invaluable resource for students, academics and practitioners in Psychology and Communication.
 


Reviews

'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
 
'...The Social Psychology of Communication is rich in differing and often even competing theoretical perspectives and practical applications, and yet it also manages to be a book of singular purpose...the reader will jump back and forth between agreement, objection, and wonder. When this occurs, the book has accomplished its goal.' Psychology in Society


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 COMMUNICATION
The 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; V. Glaveanu 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




Authors

DEREK HOOK 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 FRANKS Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. His interests include the relationship between cognition and culture, and their connection with evolutionary pressures. He is the author of Cognition and Culture.

MARTIN BAUER Professor of Social Psychology in the Institute of Social Psychology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. He is co-author of Journalism, Science and Society and co-editor of Qualitative Researching with Text, Image and Sound and Public Understanding of Science.