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Daena Goldsmith

Selected Publications

Communication and Coping with Illness

Goldsmith, D. J., & Miller, G. (2015).  Conceptualizing how couples talk about cancer. Health Communication, 43, 273-293. [PDF]

Supplemental materials:

 Table of measures used on previous research:  [PDF]

 Table of means and modes:  [PDF]

Goldsmith, D. J., & Domann-Scholz, K. (2013). The meanings of “open communication” among couples coping with a cardiac event.Journal of Communication, 63, 266-286. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jcom.12021/abstract

Goldsmith, D. J., Bute, J. J., & Lindholm, K. L. (2012).  Patient and partner strategies for talking about lifestyle change following a cardiac event.  Journal of Applied Communication Research, 40, 65-86. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00909882.2011.636373

Brashers, D. E., & Goldsmith, D. J. (2009).  Managing health and illness: Communication, relationships, and identity.  New York: Routledge.

Goldsmith, D. J. (2009).  Uncertainty and communication in couples coping with serious illness.  In T. Afifi, & W. Afifi (Eds.), Uncertainty and information regulation:  Theories and applications (pp. 203-225). New York: Routledge.

Goldsmith, D. J., Miller L. E., & Caughlin, J. P. (2008).  Openness and avoidance in couples communicating about cancer. In C. Beck (Ed.), Communication Yearbook 31 (pp.62-115) Malden,MA: Blackwell.

Goldsmith, D. J., Lindholm Gumminger, K., & Bute, J. J. (2006). Communication about lifestyle change between cardiac patients and their partners.  In B. LePoire & R. M. Dailey (Eds.).  Socially meaningful applied research in interpersonal communication (pp. 95-118).New York: Peter Lang. 

Goldsmith, D. J., Lindholm, K. A., & Bute, J. J. (2006).  Dilemmas of talking about lifestyle changes among couples coping with a cardiac event.  Social Science & Medicine, 63, 2079-2090.

Social Support

Peterson, J., Brashers, D., Rintamaki, L., Goldsmith, D. J., & Neidig, J. L. (2012). The forms and functions of peer social support for people living with HIV.Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 23,294-305. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jana.2011.08.014

Goldsmith, D. J., & Albrecht, T. L. (2011).  Social support, social networks, and health.  In T. L. Thompson, R. Parrott, & J. Nussbaum (Eds.) Handbook of health communication (2nd ed., pp. 335-348).  New York: Routledge.

Goldsmith, D. J., & Brashers, D. E. (2008). Communication matters: Developing and testing social support interventions.  Communication Monographs, 75, 320-330. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03637750802524269

Goldsmith, D. J., Brashers, D. E., Kosenko, K. A., & O’Keefe, D. J. (2008).  Social support and living with HIV: Findings from qualitative studies.  In T. Edgar, S. M. Noar, & V. S. Freimuth (Eds.), AIDS and communication in the 21st century (pp. 101-136). Mahwah,NJ:Lawrence Erlbaum.

Goldsmith, D. J. (2004).  Communicating social support. New York,NY:Cambridge University Press.

Brashers, D. E., Neidig, J. L., & Goldsmith, D. J. (2004).  Social support and the management of uncertainty for people living with HIV or AIDS.  Health Communication, 16, 305-331. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ufh&AN=14098858&site=ehost-live&scope=site

Brashers, D. E., Goldsmith, D. J., & Hsieh, I.(2002).  Information seeking and avoiding in health contexts.  Human Communication Research, 28, 258-271.

Goldsmith, D. J. (2000).  Soliciting advice: The role of sequential placement in mitigating face threat.  Communication Monographs, 67, 1-19.

Goldsmith, D. J., McDermott, V. M., & Alexander, S. C. (2000).  Helpful, supportive, and sensitive: Measuring the evaluation of enacted social support in personal relationships.  Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 17, 369-391.

Goldsmith, D. J., & MacGeorge, E. L. (2000).  The impact of politeness and relationship on perceived quality of advice about a problem.  Human Communication Research, 26, 234-263.

Goldsmith, D. J. (1999).  Content-based resources for giving face-sensitive advice in troubles talk episodes.  Research on Language and Social Interaction, 32, 303-336.

Burleson, B. R., & Goldsmith, D. J. (1997). How comforting messages work: Some mechanisms through which messages may alleviate emotional distress.  In P. A. Anderson & L. K. Guerrero (Eds.), Handbook of communication and emotion:  Research, theory, applications, and contexts (p. 245 - 280). Orlando,FL: Academic Press.

Goldsmith, D. J., & Fitch, K. (1997).  The normative context of advice as social support.  Human Communication Research, 23, 454-476.

Facework and Politeness

Goldsmith, D. J. (2009).  Adding insult to injury:  Face, politeness, and hurt feelings.  In A. Vangelisti (Ed.),Feeling hurt in close relationships(pp. 50-72). New York:Cambridge.

Goldsmith, D. J. (2008).  Politeness theory: How we use language to save face.  In L. A. Baxter & D. Braithwaite, Engaging theories in interpersonal communication (pp. 255-267). Thousand Oaks,CA: Sage.

Goldsmith, D. J. (2006).  Brown and Levinson’s politeness theory.  In B. Whaley & W. Samter (Eds.), Explaining communication: Contemporary theories and exemplars (pp. 219-236).Mahwah,NJ:Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Goldsmith, D. J. (2000).  Soliciting advice: The role of sequential placement in mitigating face threat.  Communication Monographs, 67, 1-19.

Goldsmith, D. J., & MacGeorge, E. L. (2000).  The impact of politeness and relationship on perceived quality of advice about a problem.  Human Communication Research, 26, 234-263.

Goldsmith, D. J. (1999).  Content-based resources for giving face-sensitive advice in troubles talk episodes.  Research on Language and Social Interaction, 32, 303-336.