Emotion is once again at the forefront of research in social psychology and personality. The Handbook of Communication and Emotion provides a comprehensive look at the questions and answers of interest in the field: How are specific emotions (fear, jealousy, anger, love) communicated? How does the effectiveness, or ineffectiveness, of this communication affect relationships? How is the communication of emotion utilized to deceive, or persuade, others? This important reference work is edited by top researchers in the field of communication and authored by a who's who in emotion and communication.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Provides a comprehensive look at the role of communication in emotion * Includes contributions from top researchers in the field of communications * Examines how specific emotions are communicated * Includes important new research on the effect of communication on relationships


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

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 Emotions B.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


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About the authors

Peter Andersen

Affiliations and Expertise

San Diego State University, California, U.S.A.

Laura Guerrero

Affiliations and Expertise

Arizona State University, Tempe, U.S.A.


@qu:"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." @source:--CHOICE @qu:"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." @source:--CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY, February 1999