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Message Production: Advances in Communication Theory

Advances in Communication Theory

By: John O. Greene (Editor)

Paperback Published: September 1997
ISBN: 9780805823240
Number Of Pages: 368

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The last two decades have seen the development of a number of models that have proven particularly important in advancing understanding of message-production processes. Now it appears that a "second generation" of theories is emerging, one that reflects considerable conceptual advances over earlier models. "Message Production: Advances in Communication Theory" focuses on these new developments in theoretical approaches to verbal and nonverbal message production. The chapters reflect a number of characteristics and trends resident in these theories including:
* the nature and source of interaction goals;
* the impact of physiological factors on message behavior;
* the prominence accorded conceptions of goals and planning;
* attempts to apply models of intra-individual processes in illuminating inter-individual phenomena;
* treatments which involve hybrid intentional/design-stance approaches; and
* efforts to incorporate physiological constructs and to meld them with psychological and social terms.
The processes underlying the production of verbal and nonverbal behaviors are exceedingly complex, so much so that they resist the development of unified explanatory schemes. The alternative is the mosaic of emerging theories such as are represented in this book -- each approach according prominence to certain message-production phenomena while obscuring others, and providing a window on some portion of the processes that give rise to those phenomena while remaining mute about other processes. The amalgam of these disparate treatments, then, becomes the most intellectually compelling characterization of message-production processes.

Forewordp. ix
Theories Of Message Production: Historical Context, Future Prospectsp. 1
Introduction Advances In Theories Of Message Productionp. 3
Acknowledgmentp. 11
Referencesp. 11
Developing Theories Of Persuasive Message Production The Next Generationp. 15
Referencesp. 36
Intraindividual Coherence And Coordinationp. 45
Explicating The Goal Construct Tools For Theoristsp. 47
Referencesp. 66
Cognitive Influences On The Ability To Address Interaction Goalsp. 71
Referencesp. 88
The Generation Of Deceptive Messages: Laying The Groundwork For A Viable Theory Of Interpersonal Deceptionp. 91
Referencesp. 123
Acknowledgmentsp. 123
New Directions In Research On Aging And Message Productionp. 127
Acknowledgmentsp. 142
Referencesp. 143
A Second Generation Action Assembly Theoryp. 151
Referencesp. 167
Acknowledgmentsp. 167
Framing Message Production Research With Field Theoryp. 171
Referencesp. 190
Interindividual Coherence And Coordinationp. 193
Toward A Theory Of Interactive Conversational Planningp. 195
Referencesp. 218
Producing Messages Under Uncertaintyp. 221
Referencesp. 241
The Production Of Symbolic Objects As Components Of Larger Wholesp. 245
Referencesp. 275
Researching Nonverbal Message Production: A View From Interaction Adaptation Theoryp. 279
Acknowledgmentp. 308
Referencesp. 308
From Dna To Mtv The Spontaneous Communication Of Emotional Messagesp. 313
Acknowledgmentp. 336
Referencesp. 336
Author Indexp. 341
Subject Indexp. 353
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ISBN: 9780805823240
ISBN-10: 0805823247
Series: Lea's Communication Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: September 1997
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 1