Psychophysiological Methods in Family Communication Research

Authored by: Kory Floyd , Colin Hesse , Perry M. Pauley

The Routledge Handbook of Family Communication

Print publication date:  November  2012
Online publication date:  November  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415881982
eBook ISBN: 9780203848166
Adobe ISBN: 9781136946370


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We have been witness in the past decade to some extraordinary theoretic and methodological advances in the study of family communication, as many other chapters in this volume articulate. Among those with the greatest promise for transforming our understanding of family behavior is the collection of methods offered by psychophysiology. In 2004, Floyd articulated the potential of psychophysiological methods for illuminating family communication, as part of a special issue of Journal of Family Communication focused on innovative methodology. Today, psychophysiological research provides an unprecedented look at the connections between familial behavior, physiological response, and health, offering communication researchers multiple new avenues for effecting improvements in physical well-being via improvements in social well-being.

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