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Wiemann, John M.

Works: 22 works in 100 publications in 1 language and 3,798 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
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Most widely held works by John M Wiemann
Interpersonal communication in older adulthood : interdisciplinary theory and research( )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By highlighting the commonalities across a range of disciplines, this volume provides a unique and broad-based perspective on communication and ageing. This integrative approach brings together the best of current research and theory from communication, cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics and medical sociology. Centring on three topics - cognition, language and relationships - the book explores the individual areas as well as the ways in which they intersect. It brings to light the implications of individual differences among members of the elderly population as they affect communication
Nonverbal interaction( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Miscommunication" and problematic talk by Nikolas Coupland( Book )

14 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategic interpersonal communication by John A Daly( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book discusses how people go about achieving their social goals through human symbolic interaction. The editors' collective presumption is that there are more or less typical ways that people attempt to obtain desired outcomes -- be they persuasive, informative, conflictive, or the like -- through communication. Representing a first summary of research done by scholars, primarily in the communication discipline, this volume seeks to identify and understand how it is that people achieve what they want through social interaction. Under the
Advancing communication science : merging mass and interpersonal processes( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book illustrates the inadequacies of evidence on which mass and interpersonal communication comparisons are based and make suggestions for improving comparability. Ten chapters discuss ways in which interpersonal and electronic mass communication affect each other, regarding emotional communication and need as determinants in media selection. The authors emphasize the need for special communication skills in the interpretation and use of television, and the role of interpersonal communication in shaping the contours of broadcast news output. The final chapter is a dialogue on the history and evolution of communication leading to a better understanding of where the field is
Communication, health, and the elderly( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nonverbal communication in the elementary classroom by Mary O Wiemann( Book )

6 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This booklet presents current educational theories concerning nonverbal communication and provides classroom activities for putting these theories into practice. The first section discusses the definition of communication, the relationship of verbal and nonverbal communication, the components of nonverbal communication, the environment of personal space, body movement and orientation, the face and eyes, and nonlanguage vocal behavior. The second section focuses on vocal cues, personal space and environment, face and eyes, body movement and orientation, and nonverbal awareness. Various games and exercises are recommended for each of these topics. The final section lists references related to nonverbal communication. (Ts)
Using and abusing language( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advancing Communication Science, Merging Mass and Intepersonal Processes( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communicating strategically : strategies in interpersonal communication( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dimensions of Interpersonal Relationships Revisited by John M Wiemann( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ways in which people described their own interpersonal relationships were examined along the universally acknowledged relational dimensions control and affiliation. A total of 216 undergraduate communication students wrote about one of three types of relationships they had: best liked friend of the opposite sex, (60), best liked friend of the same sex, (90), and least liked other (66). Analysis showed that relationships were described in terms of affect, approach-avoidance, and structure. Subjects characterized their positive relationships in terms of support and their negative relationships in terms of incongruity. Importantly, control emerged not as a significant dimension but as a subset of structure. Control was seen as just one of the many types of constraints, limits, and obligations used to organize relationships. Affect appeared broader than previously considered, encompassing several cognitive and behavioral components. Support was seen as a caregiving/caretaking dimension. Approach-avoidance was an indication of the inclusiveness of the relational system. Incongruity in negative relationships was seen to encompass the insincerity enacted by people who were forced into a relationship and were trying to "put a good face on it." (Author/RL)
Ritual and Regulation in Conversational Turn-Taking Verbal and Nonverbal Behavior by John M Wiemann( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A competence paradigm may provide communication scholars with a theoretical framework for the study of interpersonal communication. The study of ritualistic behavior is a study of competence in its most basic form. Turn-taking in conversations--an example of ritualistic behavior--not only helps us apportion the floor, but also serves a symbolic function of helping the interactants to define their relationship. The way in which this ritual is managed by one interactant will affect the judgments made about him by the other interactant. Thus, research may show that it is the management of the small, unnoticed, ritualistic behaviors that has the greatest effect upon us all; it may be these behaviors that determine whether or not we are successful interactants. (WR)
Self-Disclosure and Relational Control by John M Wiemann( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study was conducted to examine self-disclosure as a relational control strategy in speech communication. Conversations of seven married couples were coded using L.E. Rogers-Millar's Relational Communication Control Coding Scheme and a self-disclosure coding system developed for the study. A message-by-message comparison of the codes from the two systems produced the following results: (1) intimate self-disclosure messages were typified by a one-up control move, (2) messages that preceded self-disclosure were characterized by either one-down or one-up control moves, and (3) with respect to the transaction, intimate self-disclosure was characterized by one-down complementarity and competitive symmetry. These results indicate that self-disclosure operates as a relational control strategy, complementing the structural and paralinguistic features of conversation that are usually considered "relational level" markers. (Author/RL)
Some Issues in the Study of Communicative Competence by John M Wiemann( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To explain some of the problems and questions concerning the study of communicative competence, this paper discusses observations that motivate activity in the area and several issues generated by the observations, and suggests implications of the issues raised. The observations discussed first are that humans manage to get things done communicatively in ways that differ from those of other animals, and that some people are consistently effective communicatively, while others are consistently ineffective. The issues discussed are the difficulties in defining effective and ineffective communications and communicators, the role of intentionality, general and specific models, knowledge versus performance, and how to locate communicative competence. Several of the implications mentioned in the paper are the difficulties in measuring communicative competence in normal situations, the problems in making judgments regarding exactly what competent communication is, and the need to trace and devote time to questions of developmental communications. (Crh)
The Role of Gender and Communicative Competence in University Students' Evaluations of Their Teaching Assistants by Cathy Boggs( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study examined the influence of gender upon students' responses to teachers' communication in the classroom by looking at 220 university students' evaluations of teaching assistants' (TAs) communicative competence, effectiveness, and appropriateness, and their satisfaction in communicating with teaching assistants of both genders. Not surprisingly, students ranked best and worst TAs as significantly different from each other in terms of overall communicative competence and in measures of specific competence dimensions of empathy, affiliation and support, behavioral flexibility, and interaction management. No significant gender differences were found for communicative competence ratings of men and women TAs within the best and worst categories. Women students tended to be harsher judges of TAs' communicative competency than men students. This finding, combined with findings that women were significantly less likely than men to be chosen as best ta and significantly more likely to be selected as worst ta, indicate the possible presence of subtle gender biases in the teaching evaluation process. (Contains 5 tables of data and 61 references.) (Author)
A Description of Competent and Incompetent Communication Behavior by John M Wiemann( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five components of communication competence have been derived from research: affiliation/support, empathy, behavioral flexibility, social relaxation, and interaction management. This paper describes these dimensions of communication competence; it then reports on a study in which two college females judged by their peers to be effective communicators, and two judged to be ineffective, participated in conversations that were videotaped and analyzed with regard to the five components of communication competence. Analysis of the findings indicated that the persons judged more competent signaled more affiliation/support and empathy, demonstrated more social relaxation, and managed their interactions more smoothly through the use of more management cues. No significant differences in behavioral flexibility were noted. The report notes implications drawn from the data and points out directions for future research. (Gw)
An experimental investigation of communicative competence in initial interactions by John M Wiemann( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Noninvasive measurements of intramuscular pressure using ultrasound for detecting compartment syndromes by John M Wiemann( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

¿7FMiscommunication" and problematic talk( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interpersonal Communication in Older Adulthood: Interdisciplinary Theory and Research (SAGE Focus Editions) by Jon F Nussbaum( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Interpersonal communication in older adulthood : interdisciplinary theory and research
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