Charles Berger (academic)

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Charles R. Berger is an American professor emeritus of communication at the University of California, Davis.[1]

Education[edit]

Berger received his B.S. in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University. After completing his undergraduate studies, he attended Michigan State University where he received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Communication.

Career[edit]

He is a Fellow and former president of the International Communication Association. Berger is best known for his formulation of uncertainty reduction theory.[1][2]

His research interests include message production processes and the processing of threat-related messages by intuitive and rational systems.

He is a former editor of Human Communication Research and co-editor (with Sandra Ball Rokeach) of Communication Research. He is a member of several editorial boards of communication journals. He is currently an area editor for the International Encyclopedia of Communication.

He is a Fellow and a Past President of the International Communication Association. He is a co-recipient (with Judee Burgoon) of NCA’s Mark Knapp Award.[3] Berger lives in Davis, California with his wife.[4]

Publications[edit]

Berger has published over 100 articles and book chapters. He co-edited the first edition of the Handbook of Communication Science with Steven H. Chaffee.

Books[edit]

  • Berger, Charles R.; Burgoon, Michael (May 1998). Communication and Social Influence Processes. Michigan State University Press. ISBN 978-0870134876. 
  • Berger, Charles R.; Bradac, James J. (November 1982). Language and Social Knowledge: Uncertainty in Interpersonal Relations. Hodder Arnold. ISBN 978-0713161960. 
  • Berger, Charles R. (July 1997). Planning Strategic Interaction: Attaining Goals Through Communicative Action. Routledge. ISBN 978-0805823080. 
  • Roloff, Michael Elwood; Berger, Charles R. (February 1983). Social cognition and communication. Sage Publications. ISBN 978-0803918986. 
  • Berger, Charles R.; Roloff, Michael Elwood; Ewoldsen, David R. (July 2009). The Handbook of Communication Science. Sage Publications. ISBN 978-1412918138. 

Papers[edit]

  • Berger, Charles R.; Calabrese, Richard J. (December 1975). "Some Explorations in Initial Interaction and Beyond: Toward a Developmental Theory of Interpersonal Communication". Human Communication Research 1 (2): 99–112. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2958.1975.tb00258.x. 
  • Berger, Charles R. (1979). "Beyond initial interaction: Uncertainty, understanding, and the development of interpersonal". 
  • Berger, Charles R. (1 July 1987). Roloff, Michael E.; Miller, Gerald R., eds. Communicating under uncertainty. Interpersonal Processes: New Directions in Communication Research 14 (SAGE Publications). pp. 39–62. ISBN 978-0-8039-2654-7. 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Charles Berger PhD". University of California, Davis. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "ICA Fellows". International Communication Association. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Author - Charles R. Berger, 1994-1999". SAGE Publications. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Charles Berger". 

External links[edit]

   http://communication.ucdavis.edu/people/fzberger
   http://www.sagepub.com/authorDetails.nav?contribId=532243