Presents an exploration of two key processes in communication research: uncertainty and information regulation. This title provides both breadth and depth on the theories and applied research in these areas, and offers a resource that advances knowledge and contributes to continued growth in understanding these important processes.
This volume provides an in-depth exploration of two key processes in communication research: uncertainty and information regulation. These topics have been an integral part of communication research for many years, and have experienced an explosion of scholarly attention in the past decade. The processes are central to several disciplines (e.g., communication, psychology) and sub-disciplines (e.g., health psychology ; Its breadth of coverage makes it stand out in the marketplace.
Foreword by Charles Berger (comm., UC Davis)* Introduction Tammy UC Santa Barbara) PART I: UNCERTAINTY Approaches to Interpersonal Uncertainty Uncertainty Management Theory Dale Brashers (comm; Univ. of Illinois)* Theory of Motivated Info. Management Walid Afifi (comm; UC Santa Barbara)* Problematic Integration Theory Austin Babrow (comm; Purdue)* Risk Perception Attitude Framework (Health) Rajiv Rimal (comm; Johns Hopkins)* Univ. of Maryland)* Personality Differences in Need for Closure Arie Kruglanski (psych; Univ. of Maryland)* Uncertainty, Personality, Fox Chase Cancer Center)* Information Seeking Model David Johnson (comm; Unv. of Kentucky)* Contexts of Uncertainty Culture, Couple's Coping, Lewis Univ. of Illinois)* Uncertainty Ohio State Univ.)* Michigan State)* PART II: INFORMATION REGULATION Processes Involved with Information Regulation: Avoidance Texas-Austin)* Univ. of Illinois)* Reasons for Secret Keeping Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)* Conflict Avoidance Michael Roloff (comm; Northwestern)* Avoidance in Interpersonal Relationships UC Santa Barbara)* Challenges to Disclosure New Approach to Viewing Uncertainty Nebraska-Lincoln)* Iowa)* Privacy IUPUI)* Revisit "Ideology of Openness" Malcolm Parks (comm; Univ. of Washington) (tentative yes) Disclosure Old Dominion Univ.)* Rutgers)* Thought Suppression Univ. of Notre Dame)* Commentary about the Chapters and State of the Research in These Areas Author to be determined