Handbook of Communication and Emotion

Research, Theory, Applications, and Contexts

Edited By

  • Peter Andersen, San Diego State University, California, U.S.A.
  • Laura Guerrero, Arizona State University, Tempe, U.S.A.


Academicians and research professionals in the areas of speech communication, personality and social psychology, abnormal/clinical psychology, counseling psychology, and sociology.


Book information

  • Published: October 1997
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-057770-5


"Finally, a book that integrates emotion theory and research with the latest findings in the study of social relationships and interpersonal communication!... As well written as it is innovative, this is an absolutely essential study."

"This Handbook of Communication and Emotion is an important step in making the study of emotion interdisciplinary. As psychologists study emotion more than they ever have, as anthropologists examine the emotions of those in unfamiliar societies, as linguists analyze words for emotion, as neuroscientists lay out the neurochemical basis of emotion, and as evolutionary biologists examine phylogenetic heritage, the old ideas about emotion are being challenged... The study of emotion is coming to be seen as essential to many different disciplines and vice versa. This point has recently been discovered by historians, anthropologists, linguists, economists, and ethologists. The Handbook of Communication and Emotion makes this same point for the study of communication."

Table of Contents

Introduction:L.K. Guerrero, P.A. Andersen, and M.R. Trost, Communication and Emotion: Basic Concepts and Approaches.S. Planalp, Communicating Emotion in Everyday Life: Cues, Channels, and Processes.P.A. Andersen and L.K. Guerrero, Principles of Communication and Emotion in Social Interaction.The "Dark Side" of Emotions:L. Bradford and S. Petronio, Strategic Embarrassment: The Culprit of Emotion.A.L. Vangelisti and R.J. Sprague, Guilt and Hurt: Similarities, Distinctions, and Conversational Strategies.L.K. Guerrero and P.A. Andersen, Jealousy Experience and Expression in Romantic Relationships.D.J. Canary, B.H. Spitzberg, and B.A. Semic, The Experience and Expression of Anger in Interpersonal Settings.C. Segrin, Interpersonal Communication Problems Associated with Depression and Loneliness.The "Bright Side" of EmotionsB.R. Burleson and D.J. Goldsmith, How the Comforting Process Works: Alleviating Emotional Distress through Conversationally Induced Reappraisals.A.P. Barbee, T. Rowatt, and M.R. Cunningham, When a Friend is in Need: Feelings about Seeking, Giving, and Receiving Social Support.P.A. Andersen and L.K. Guerrero, The Bright Side of Relational Communication: Interpersonal Warmth as a Social Emotion.C.B. Taraban, S.S. Hendrick, and C. Hendrick, Loving and Liking.S. Metts, S. Sprecher, and P.C. Regan, Communication and Sexual Desire.Applications and Contexts:D.B. Buller and J.K. Burgoon, Emotional Expression in the Deception Process.P.F. Jorgensen, Affect, Persuasion, and Communication Processes.K. Witte, Fear as Motivator, Fear as Inhibitor: Using the Extended Parallel Process Model to Explain Fear Appeal Successes and Failures.R.E. Porter and L.A. Samovar, Cultural Influences on Emotional Expression: Implications for Intercultural Communication.J.A. Feeney, P. Noller, and N. Roberts, Emotion, Attachment, and Satisfaction in Close Relationships.S.O. Gaines, Jr. et al., Communication of Emotions in Friendships.B.J. Wilson and S.L. Smith, Children's Responses to Emotional Portrayals on Television.Index.