Interplay by Lawrence B. Rosenfeld,
Interplay: The Process of Interpersonal Communication, Eighth Edition, by Ronald B. Adler, Lawrence B. Rosenfeld, and Russell F. Proctor II presents a readable and engaging introduction to the subject of interpersonal communication built on a solid foundation of scholarship. It cites approximately 900 sources (more than any other book in the field) and highlights outside research in sidebars called "Focus on Research." New research profiles in this edition address topics including building relationships via e-mail, perceptions of racist speech, tattoos as identity management, misunderstanding about sexual overtures, and self-disclosure in personal ads. This edition also continues Interplay's commitment to a balanced treatment of important topics, such as exploring differences and similarities between male and female communication rather than favoring the increasingly questionable "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" approach. Written and designed to engage students, Interplay has a reader-friendly voice and an extensive and sophisticated array of photographs, cartoons, and images that connect the discipline of communications to everyday life and the popular culture that surrounds students everywhere.