The Positive Side of Interpersonal Communication

Title

The Positive Side of Interpersonal Communication

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Description

Building on past research that includes prosocial-antisocial communication, positive psychology, as well as complementing the dark side of interpersonal communication, this groundbreaking volume brings together veteran interpersonal communication scholars to examine the bright, positive sides of communication in human relations. Together, they begin to frame a conceptual foundation for studies on the «positive» side of interpersonal communication, or in general terms, relational communication that promotes happiness, health, and wellness. In the process they examine moments of relational beauty, laughter and play, positive emotion, relational support, understanding, and forgiveness, as well as facilitation of positive character traits and positive relational communication values. The Positive Side of Interpersonal Communication is intended to serve as a starting point for future research as well as inspiring new areas of interpersonal communication scholarship. [Amazon.com]

ISBN

9781433112508

Publication Date

2012

Publisher

Peter Lang

City

New York, NY

Keywords

Body language, Cultural differences, Interpersonal relations, Positive emotion, Secret signals

Disciplines

Health Communication | Health Psychology | Interpersonal and Small Group Communication