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Written in a warm and lively style and packed with learning tools, The Basics of Communication: A Relational Perspective offers an engaging look at the inseparable connection between relationships and communication, highlighting the roles that interpersonal connections play in casual discussions as well as in public speaking. This groundbreaking text combines theory and ap ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published August 11th 2008 by Sage Publications, Inc
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Some helpful insights on relationships:

Relationship Filtering Model
The more you understand someone and the more s/he appears to support your world of meaning, the more you want to hang out with her/him and the more you use emotional labels like ‘friendship’ and ‘love’ to represent this connection.

First filter: Appearance
Second filter: Behavior and nonverbal communication
Third filter: Roles
Fourth filter: Psychological similarity

If they pass the filter, you may begin to take extra efforts to inclu
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Steve Duck (Steven W. Duck) a British social psychologist turned communication scholar, is the Daniel & Amy Starch Distinguished Research Professor and Chair, Department of Rhetoric, at the University of Iowa.

He has made contributions to the scientific field of social and personal relationships.

He attended Bristol Grammar School and Pembroke College, Oxford before gaining a Ph.D. from Sheffiel
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