ERIC Number: ED247627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
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Communication by Children and Adults: Social Cognitive and Strategic Processes. Sage Series in Interpersonal Communication, Volume 5.
Sypher, Howard E., Ed.; Applegate, James L., Ed.
Employing a variety of perspectives and methodological techniques, the chapters in this book focus on an area of research concerned with analyzing the organization of and relationship between qualities of social cognition and communicative interaction. The 11 chapters of the book discuss the following topics: (1) the development of children's prosocial cognition; (2) perspective taking and empathy in children's prosocial behavior; (3) comforting communication; (4) verbal social reasoning and observed persuasion strategies; (5) children's conversations within a conflict-of-interest situation; (6) communicative skills and sociability; (7) individual differences in communication in adults; (8) analyzing the context, content, inference, and structure of adult conversations; (9) functions of feedback in conversation; (10) the evolution of impressions in small working groups; and (11) relationship growth and decline. An afterword discusses recent developments in social cognition and interpersonal behavior. (FL)
Descriptors: Adults, Behavior Patterns, Children, Communication Research, Communication Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Developmental Stages, Feedback, Interaction, Interaction Process Analysis, Interpersonal Communication, Linguistics, Psychology, Research Utilization, Social Cognition
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