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Argumentative and Aggressive Communication Theory, Research, and Application

by Andrew S. Rancer, Theodore A. Avtgis

Argumentative and Aggressive Communication Theory, Research, and Application Synopsis

Research and study in argumentative communication has been one of the most dominant lines of communication research for the past two decades. Argumentative and Aggressive Communication is the first book entirely devoted to the theory-building, research and application issues on aggressive communication. In addition to fully describing the two predispositions and their measurement, it synthesizes the large corpus of research in several communication contexts, including family, organizational, intercultural, instructional and mediated contexts. It provides prescriptions for managing aggressive communication in these contexts. A final chapter provides conclusions drawn from this literature, as well as offers suggestions for future work on aggressive communication.

Argumentative and Aggressive Communication Theory, Research, and Application Press Reviews

This is the first book to discuss the history, research and application of the positive and deleterious communication traits of argumentation and verbal aggressiveness. The handbook's clear style makes it accessible to any intelligent, motivated, critically analytical reader or educated layperson: from undergraduates and graduates, to teachers and researchers on any level, to those in the applied world, such as practicing psychologists and, of course counselors, managers, and politicians. Even secondary and tertiary school teachers ought to convey certain information to their students to prepare them for life. -- Karl H. Wolf * Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780761930884
Publication date: 23rd May 2006
Author: Andrew S. Rancer, Theodore A. Avtgis
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 336 pages
Categories: Communication studies,

About Andrew S. Rancer, Theodore A. Avtgis

Andrew S. Rancer (Ph.D., Kent State University) is professor of communication at The University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. He teaches communication theory, communication research, nonverbal communication, training methods in communication, and personality and communication to both undergraduate and M.A. students. Andrew's research focuses on the role of argumentative and verbally aggressive communication and other personality traits across a wide variety of contexts. He has published in Communication Monographs, Human Communication Research, Communication Education, Communication Quarterly, the Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, and the Journal of Personality Assessment, among other places. He has also published several book chapters, ...

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