Ronald B. Adler ; Lawrence B. Rosenfeld; Russell F. Proctor II
Oxford University Press
Interplay: The Process of Interpersonal Communication, Fifteenth Edition, offers a perfect balance of research and application to help students understand and improve their own relationships. This text's compelling topics and rich pedagogy give it a one-of-a-kind appeal, and it also makes for an excellent learning resource. There is no other text that better prepares students to begin working on bettering their relationships on the very first day of class than this one.
The issue that students have a preconceived notion that they are already able to communicate effectively, which is a problem that every member of the teaching staff encounters, is addressed in Interplay. Students are able to understand the complexity and depth of human communication and interpersonal relationships after reading Interplay because the author skillfully weaves cutting-edge academic research and theory into a narrative that is straightforward, student-friendly, and grounded in the real world. Students' capacity for effective communication is enhanced as they continue to read the book due to the logical progression of the series of concepts that builds upon itself throughout each chapter. Students are able to see concepts applied in real-world scenarios thanks to the expert use of contemporary and brief video clips that are made available as part of the integrated digital resources. This makes the students' education significantly more meaningful.
In the Words of the Author
- Professor Emeritus of Communication at Santa Barbara City College, Ronald B. Adler has been teaching there for many years.
- At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Lawrence B. Rosenfeld is recognized as an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Communication.
- Northern Kentucky University's Department of Communication is fortunate to have Professor Emeritus Russell F. Proctor II on staff.