Valerie Manusov 2015 (150x200)-4146Ph.D. University of Southern California, 1989

Office: CMU 353
E-Mail: manusov@uw.edu

Valerie Manusov (PhD, University of Southern California, 1989), Professor, has served as Chair for the Interpersonal and Nonverbal Communication Divisions of the National Communication Association and for the Interpersonal Communication Interest Group of the Western States Communication Association. Professor Manusov teaches courses in Interpersonal, Nonverbal, and Intercultural Communication at the graduate and undergraduate level and leads the departmental honors program. She is the co-editor of The Sage Handbook of Nonverbal Communication, and the editor or co-editor of two other volumes. Her recent research focuses primarily on the ways in which nonverbal events are interpreted and how mindfulness plays out in interpersonal relationships.

Dr. Manusov was featured in an article in The Whole U in 2017, which summarizes her research and teaching journey.


Selected Publications

Books

Koenig Kellas, J., & Manusov, V. (in process). Interpersonal communication: Cornerstones, complexities, and consequences. San Diego, CA: Cognella.

Manusov, V., & Patterson, M. L. (Eds.) (2006). The Sage handbook of nonverbal communication. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Manusov, V. (Ed.) (2005). The sourcebook of nonverbal measures: Going beyond words. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Manusov, V., & Harvey, J. H. (Eds.). (2001). Attribution, communication behavior, and close relationships.  Cambridge, ENGLAND: Cambridge University Press.

Canary, D. J., Cody, M. J., & Manusov, V. (2008). Interpersonal communication: A goals-based approach. 4th ed.  New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s Press.

Articles Since 2000

Manusov, V. (in press). In praise of solitude: The “fertile void” and its role in communication and relationships. To appear in a special issue of the Atlantic Journal of Communication.

Manusov, V., Stofleth, D., & Reynolds, R. (2019). Advocating for dialogue: Short and long-term outcomes of Seattle-based KUOW Radio’s “Ask A” project. Howard Journal of Communications. doi:10.1080/10646175.2019.1649763

Stofleth, D., & Manusov, V. (2019). Talking about mindfulness: An ethnography of communication analysis of two speech communities. Language & Communication, 67, 45-54. doi:10.1016/j.langcom.2018.12.003

Ray, C. D., Manusov, V., & McClaren, R. (2019). “Emotional support won’t cure cancer”: Reasons people give for not providing emotional support provision. Western Journal of Communication, 83, 20-38. doi:10.1080/10570314.2018.1472800 (also featured in University of Kentucky’s KeepingItCom YouTube series)

Harvey, J. A., Manusov, V., & Sanders, E. (2019). Assessing the efficacy of an expressive writing intervention in improving reported stress, empathy, and support provision quality for cancer caregivers. Communication Monographs, 86.  doi:10.1080/03637751.2018.1521983

Manusov, V., Stofleth, D., Harvey, J. A., & Crowley, J. P. (2018). Conditions and consequences of listening well for interpersonal relationships: Modeling active-empathic listening, social-emotional skills, trait mindfulness, and relational quality. International Journal of Listening, 32, 1-17. doi:10.1080/10904018.2018.1507745 (also cited in Mindfulness Research Monthly)

Harvey-Knowles, J. A., Sanders, E. A., Ko, L. K., Manusov, V., & Yi, J. (2017). The impact of written emotional disclosure on cancer caregivers’ perceptions of burden, stress, and depression: A randomized controlled trial. Health Communication, 33, 1-9. doi:10.1080/10410236.2017.1315677

Manusov, V., & Keeley, M. P. (2015). When family talk is difficult: Making sense of nonverbal communication at the end-of-life. Journal of Family Communication, 15, 387-409.  doi:10.1080/15267431.2015.1076424 (Winner of Article of the Year award by JFC)

Harvey-Knowles, J. A, Manusov, V., & Crowley, J. P. (2015). Minding your matters: Predicting relational satisfaction, commitment, and conflict styles from trait-mindfulness. Interpersona: An International Journal on Personal Relationships, 9, 44-58. doi:10.5964/ijpr.v9i1.168

Docan-Morgan, T., Manusov, V., & Harvey, J. (2013). When a small thing means so much: Nonverbal cues as turning points in relationships. Interpersona: An International Journal on Personal Relationships, 7, 110-124. doi:10.5964/ijpr.v7i1.119

Manusov, V., & Harvey, J. (2011). Bumps and tears on the road to the presidency: Media framing of two nonverbal events in the 2008 Democratic election. Western Journal of Communication, 75, 282-303. doi:10.1080/10570314.2011.571650

Rivenburgh, N. K., & Manusov, V. (2010). Decentering as a research design strategy for international and intercultural research. Journal of International Communication, 16, 23-40. doi:10.1080/13216597.2010.9674757

Milstein, T., & Manusov, V. (2009). Opposition in Israeli media: Reflections of multiple cultural identities in coverage of the Rabin-Arafat handshake. Howard Journal of Communications, 20, 353-369. doi:10.1080/10646170903300796

Lewis, T. J., & Manusov, V. (2009). Listening to another’s distress in everyday relationships. Communication Quarterly, 57, 282-301. doi:10.1080/01463370903107279.

Docan-Morgan, T., & Manusov, V. (2009). Relational turning point events and their outcomes in college teacher-student relationships from students’ perspectives. Communication Education, 58, 74-107. doi:10.1080/03634520802515713 (lead article)

Manusov, V., & Milstein, T.  (2005). Interpreting nonverbal communication: Representation and transformation frames in Israeli and Palestinian media coverage of the 1993 Rabin-Arafat handshake.  Western Journal of Communication, 69, 183-201. doi:10.1080/10570310500202322

Manusov, V., Koenig Kellas, J., & Trees, A. R.  (2004). Do unto others…? Conversational moves and perceptions of attentiveness toward other face in accounting sequences between friends. Human Communication Research, 30, 514-539. doi:10.1093/hcr/30.4.514

Doohan, E. M., & Manusov, V. (2004). The communication of compliments in romantic relationships: An investigation of relational satisfaction and sex differences and similarities in compliment behavior. Western Journal of Communication, 68, 170-194.

Koenig Kellas, J., & Manusov, V. (2003). What’s in a story? The influence of narrative completeness on tellers’ adjustment to relationship dissolution.  Journal of Personal and Social Relationships, 20, 285-308.

Manusov, V., & Trees, A. R. (2002). “‘Are you kidding me?’ The role of nonverbal cues in the verbal accounting process.”  Journal of Communication, 52, 640-656.  (Special issue on the relationship between language and nonverbal communication).

Warnick, B., & Manusov, V.  (2000). The organization of justificatory discourse in interaction: A comparison within and across cultures. Argumentation, 14, 381-404.

Book Chapters Since 2000

Manusov, V. (in press). Interpersonal listening. To appear in D. L. Worthington & G. D. Bodie (Eds.), Handbook of listening. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Manusov, V., & Huston, D. C. (2018). Mindfulness training in the communication classroom: Effects of communication competence, emotion regulation, and emotional intelligence. In D. Grimes, Q. Wang, & L. Hong (Eds.), Empirical studies of contemplative practices (pp. 207-239). New York: Nova Science.

Manusov, V. (2018). Attribution theory: Who’s at fault in families? In D. O. Braithwaite, E. Suter, & K. Floyd (Eds.), Engaging theories is family communication, 2nd ed. (pp. 51-61). New York: Routledge.

Manusov. V. (2017). A cultured look at nonverbal cues. In L. Chen (Ed.), Handbook of intercultural communication (pp. 239-259). De Gruyter Mouton: Berlin, Germany.

Floyd, K., & Manusov, V. (2017). Biological versus social signaling systems. In J. K. Burgoon, A. Vinciarelli, M. Pantic, & N. Magnenat-Thalmann (Eds.), Social signal processing (pp. 11-22). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK.

Manusov, V. (2017). Foreward. Just relationships by D. L. Kelley (xi-xiii). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.

Manusov, V. (2016). Nonverbal communication. In R. T. Craig, J. Pooley, & E. Rothenbuhler (Eds.), International encyclopedia of communication theory and philosophy. Wiley-Blackwell and the International Communication Association.

Manusov, V. (2016). The history of nonverbal communication research: Our divergent pasts and their contemporary legacies. In D. Matsumoto, H. Hwang, & M. Frank (Eds.), APA handbook of nonverbal communication (pp. 3-15). American Psychological Association.

Manusov, V. (2015). Mindfulness as morality: Awareness, nonjudgment, and nonreactivity in couples’ communication. In V. Waldron & D. Kelley (Eds.), Developing good relationships: Moral communication across the lifespan (pp. 183-201). New York: Peter Lang.

Manusov, V. (2015). Facial expressions. In C. R. Berger & M. E. Roloff (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Communication. Wiley-Blackwell and the International Communication Association.

Manusov, V. (2015). Facial feedback hypothesis. In C. R. Berger & M. E. Roloff (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Communication. Wiley-Blackwell and the International Communication Association.

Manusov, V., & Harvey-Knowles, J. A. (2015). On being (and becoming) mindful: One pathway to greater resilience. In G. Beck & T. Socha (Eds.), Communicating hope and resilience across the lifespan (pp. 15-33). New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

Manusov, V., Docan-Morgan, T., & Harvey, J. (2014). Nonverbal firsts: When nonverbal cues are the impetus of relational and personal change in romantic relationships. In D. Chadee & A. Kostic (Eds.), Social psychology of nonverbal communication (pp. 153-172). New York: Palgrave-McMillan Press.

Spitzberg, B. H., & Manusov, V. (2014).  Attributes of attribution theory: Finding good cause in the search for theory.  In D. O. Braithwaite & P. Schrodt (Eds.), Engaging theories in interpersonal communication (2nd ed., pp. 37-50). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Manusov, V., & Doohan, E. M. (2011). “My facial expression showed her that the woman could talk forever!”: Meanings assigned to nonverbal cues used in relationships. In D. Chadee & A. Kostic (Eds.), Research in social psychology (pp. 69-92). Kingston, Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press.

Manusov, V. (2011). Being civil with ourselves. Spectra, 47, 16-19.

Burgoon, J. K., Guerrero, L., & Manusov, V. (2011). Nonverbal signals. In M. L. Knapp & J. A. Daly (Eds.), Handbook of interpersonal communication (4th ed., pp. 239-282). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Manusov, V. (2010). Social interaction. In P. Moy (Ed.), Oxford bibliographies online communication. New York: Oxford University Press.

Manusov, V. (2009). Negative affect reciprocity. In H. T. Reis & S. K. Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of human relationships. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Manusov, V.  (2008). Stereotypes and nonverbal cues: Showing how we feel about others during cross-cultural interactions.  In L. K. Guerrero & M. L. Hecht (Eds.), Nonverbal communication reader: Classic and contemporary readings, 3rd ed.  (pp. 314-320). Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press.

Manusov, V. (2008).  Book review of K. Floyd (2006) “Communicating affection: Interpersonal behavior and social context.” Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 25, 380-381.

Manusov, V. (2008). Attribution processes. In W. Donsbach (Ed.), The international encyclopedia of communication (Vol. 1, pp. 247-250). Oxford, UK and Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Manusov, V. (2008). Facial expressions. In W. Donsbach (Ed.), The international encyclopedia of communication (Vol. 4, pp. 1707-1710). Oxford, UK and Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Manusov, V., & Kurylo, A. (2008). Stereotypes. In W. Donsbach (Ed.), The international encyclopedia of communication (Vol. 5, pp. 2253-2257). Oxford, UK and Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Manusov, V., & Spitzberg, B. H. (2008).  Attributes of attribution theory: Finding good cause in the search for theory.  In D. O. Braithwaite & L. A. Baxter (Eds.), Engaging theories in interpersonal communication (pp. 37-49).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Manusov, V. (2007).  Attributions and interpersonal communication: Out of our heads and into behavior.  In D. R. Rosko-Ewoldson & J. Monahan (Eds.), Communication and social cognition: Theories and methods (pp. 141-169).  Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Manusov, V. (2006).  Book review of L. Stafford (2004) “Maintaining long distance and cross residential relationships.” Journal of Communication, 56, 630-631.

Manusov, V., & Jaworski, A. (2006). Casting nonverbal behavior in the media: Representations and responses.  In V. Manusov & M. L. Patterson (Eds.), Handbook of nonverbal communication (pp. 237-255)Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Manusov, V., & Patterson, M. L. (2006). Preface. In V. Manusov & M. L. Patterson (Eds.), Handbook of nonverbal communication (pp. xi-xiii)Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Patterson, M. L., & Manusov, V. (2006). Nonverbal communication: Basic issues and future prospects. In V. Manusov & M. L. Patterson (Eds.), Handbook of nonverbal communication (pp. 522-532)Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Manusov, V. (2005).  Attribution theories: Assessing causal and responsibility judgments in families.  In D. O. Braithwaite & L. A. Baxter (Eds.), Engaging theories in family communication (pp. 181-196). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Manusov, V. (2004).  Measuring attributions given to nonverbal cues. In V. Manusov (Ed.), The sourcebook of measures for nonverbal behavior: Going beyond words (pp. 335-346).  Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Manusov, V. (2002).  Thought and action: Connecting attributions to behaviors in married couples’ interactions. In P. Noller & J. A. Feeney (Eds.), Understanding marriage: Developments in the study of couple interactions (pp. 14-31). Cambridge, ENGLAND: Cambridge University Press. (lead chapter).

Manusov, V., & Trees, A. R. (2002). “‘Are you kidding me?’ The role of nonverbal cues in the verbal accounting process.”  Journal of Communication, 52, 640-656.  (Special issue on the relationship between language and nonverbal communication).

Manusov, V., & Koenig, J. (2001). The content of attributions for nonverbal behaviors in marital interaction. In V. Manusov & J. H. Harvey (Eds.), Attribution, communication behavior, and close relationships (pp. 134-152). Cambridge, ENGLAND: Cambridge University Press.

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