chapter  12
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An Overview of Interactional Processes in Interpersonal Communication

We now turn our attention to the interactional processes involved in ongoing relational exchanges between two parties. In this section, we provide a profile of the interactional perspective and review issues that have evolved in the literature guided by this approach. As with earlier sections, our summary is intended to provide the general context for the meta-analyses selected for this section. Although hardly exhaustive, the issues of relational support, conversational processes, and mutuality of control illustrate the virtues of the interactional approach.