Special Issue "Ageing and Interpersonal Communication"
A special issue of Societies (ISSN 2075-4698).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2020) | Viewed by 6217
Interests: interpersonal communication; interpersonal communication mediated by technology; ageing and interpersonal communication; ageing and communication technologies; qualitative methodologies
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Societies is now seeking manuscripts for a Special Issue: ‘Ageing and Interpersonal Communication’.
Interpersonal communication is considered a key ability that helps us to function in society and lead a healthy and fulfilling life. It is also regarded as the process of using social interactions to learn and to enhance our potential beyond the immediate restraints of our social environment. The way we interact with each other, the intensity, and the quality of our interactions have been researched in relation to various social–psychological variables—such as our social cognitions, group behavior, or personality traits (e.g., communication style)—and consequences for our personal and professional life. Recently, the pervasiveness of ICT has brought a new dimension to studying Interpersonal Communication. The perpetual interconnectedness facilitated by social network sites creates new challenges for the way we reflect, listen, explain, negotiate, and reinforce our interactions with others, including family, friends and acquaintances, colleagues, and care providers.
This Special Issue brings a life course approach to Interpersonal Communication. The natural aging process can bring important challenges to establishing social contacts and communicating with others. As we age, we create fewer new social contacts, we witness our children and grandchildren lead mature and independent lives, and we take on new social roles (such as grandparents). Older adults learn to equip themselves for these new roles they play on the societal stage.
This Special Issue aims to bring together contributions that explore the challenges and opportunities for interpersonal communication later in life, and shed light on the role of perpetual connectivity in understanding ‘aging with others’ in the network society. We invite you to submit original manuscripts of diverse types: Original research, systematic reviews, and theoretical papers, which address the relationship between aging and interpersonal communication from a life course perspective: Intergenerational communication, communication with peers, family communication, grandparenting, communication between older adults and care providers, focusing on barriers and opportunities created by new technologies.
Dr. Loredana Ivan
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