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Communicating Affection by Kory W. Floyd
Book DescriptionFew behavioral processes are more central to the development and maintenance of intimate relationships than the communication of affection. Indeed, affectionate expressions often initiate and accelerate relational development. By contrast, their absence in established relationships frequently coincides with relational deterioration. This text explores the scientific research on affection exchange to emerge from the disciplines of communication, social psychology, family studies, psychophysiology, anthropology, and nursing. Specific foci include the individual and relational benefits (including health benefits) of affectionate behavior, as well as the significant risks often associated with expressing affection. A new, comprehensive theory of human affection exchange is offered, and its merits relative to existing theories are explored.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521832052
(228mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kory W. Floyd
Widening the Family Circle, Paperback (October 2013)
This title brings together leading family communication researchers to review 12 different types of family relationships, presenting a fuller understanding of relationships that fall outside of the boundaries of traditional family communication textbooks.
Interpersonal Communication, Paperback (November 2011)
Communicating Affection, Paperback (May 2008)
Explores how and why people express affection, the many positive effects it can have, and the risks it often carries.
Nonverbal Communication in Close Relationships, Paperback (September 2005)» View all books by Kory W. Floyd
Focuses on nonverbal messages and their role in close relationships - friends, family, and romantic partners. This book takes a functional perspective in its examination of how nonverbal messages work to signal affection, romantic interest, sexual attraction, dominance, and other roles.
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Author Biography - Kory W. Floyd
Kory Floyd is associate professor and director of graduate MA studies in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Arizona (1998), an M.A. in Speech Communication from the University of Washington (1994), and a B.A. in English Literature from Western Washington University (1991). He has authored or co-authored four other books and more than 60 journal articles and book chapters on topics related to affectionate communication, nonverbal behavior, and family relationships. In addition, he is currently editor of Journal of Family Communication and has been an associate editor of Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. He has earned a number of awards for his research, including the New Scholar of the Year award from the International Network on Personal Relationships.
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