Students gain a better understanding of how communication not only affects the quality of their relationships, but also their health, happiness, and overall quality of life, through the study of interpersonal communication. The author Kory Floyd urges students to go beyond intuitive beliefs about communication and helps them recognize the benefit of researching interpersonal processes in a methodical manner. These processes can include face-to-face interactions as well as interactions that take place online.
Interpersonal Communication meets students where they are, communicating to them in a way that interests them and helping them to utilize both the material and the cognitive tools to apply theories and concepts to their own experiences. It does this by meeting students where they are and speaking to them in a way that attracts them. The following additions to this updated edition of the book by Kory Floyd make his approach to interpersonal communication even more distinctive and interesting.
Notes on the Author
At the University of Arizona, where he works, Kory Floyd teaches both communication and psychology to undergraduate and graduate students. His studies concentrate on interpersonal communication in a wide range of settings, with a special emphasis on the ways in which healthy communication can contribute to an individual's sense of well-being. On the subjects of interpersonal behavior, emotion, nonverbal behavior, and health, he is the author of sixteen books, in addition to more than one hundred scientific papers and book chapters. He has held editorial positions at Communication Monographs and the Journal of Family Communication in the past, and the International Communication Association has elected him to the position of fellow. The National Communication Association has acknowledged his body of work by bestowing upon him the Charles H. Woolbert Award, the Bernard J. Brommel Award, and the Mark L. Knapp Award.