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Anita L. Vangelisti

Associate Faculty Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin




Interpersonal communication among family members and between romantic partners; the associations between communication and emotion in the context of close, personal relationships.

Research Subject Headings: Communication, Family, Gender

Dr. Anita L. Vangelisti (Ph.D., University of Texas) is interested in interpersonal communication among family members and between romantic partners. Her current work focuses how communication affects, and is affected by, emotions and interpretive processes such as attribution. Dr. Vangelisti has published articles in journals such as Communication Monographs, Human Communication Research, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personal Relationships, Family Relations, Journal of Adolescent Research, and Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. Having previously taught at the University of Iowa, Dr. Vangelisti currently teaches courses at the University of Texas at Austin on communication in personal relationships, family communication, communication and emotion, empirical research methods, and interaction analysis. Dr. Vangelisti has published several books and is presently working on two more volumes. She has received the Bernard J. Brommel Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Family Communication from the National Communication Association, the New Contribution Award from the International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships, and the Franklin H. Knower Article Award from the National Communication Association. Dr. Vangelisti was associate editor of Personal Relationships, edited the ISSPR Bulletin, and has served on the editorial boards of over a dozen journals.


interpersonal communication among family members and between romantic partners
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