Marianne Dainton (MA, PhD, The Ohio State University; BA, Villanova University) is a professor of communication at La Salle University in Philadelphia. She teaches communication theory, interpersonal communication, group communication, and organizational communication. Marianne's research focuses on communication that facilitates relationship maintenance. She has published in Communication Monographs, the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Family Relations, and Communication Quarterly, among others. She has also published numerous book chapters and is the co-editor (with Daniel Canary) of Maintaining Relationships Through Communication. Elaine D. Zelley (MA, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University; BA, Ursinus College) is an associate professor of communication at La Salle University in Philadelphia. She teaches communication theory, interpersonal communication, group communication, and communication ethics. Elaine's research also focuses broadly on the communication of relationship maintenance. She is particularly interested in women's friendships and the messages used to sustain such relationships. She has also coauthored several book chapters dealing with the topics of relationship maintenance and friendship.
Preface Acknowledgments 1. Introduction to Communication Theory 2. Developing Theory 3. Explaining Theories of Cognition and Intrapersonal Communication 4. Explaining Theories of Individual Differences and Social Approaches to Communication 5. Explaining Theories of Interpersonal Communication 6. Explaining Theories of Culture 7. Explaining Theories of Persuasion 8. Explaining Theories of Group Communication 9. Explaining Theories of Organizational Communication 10. Explaining Theories of Mediated Communication 11. Explaining Theories of Mass Communication 12. So What Should a Communicator Do? References Index About the Author