"All that glisters is not gold," and all that has to do with people is not necessarily communication. This book contains explicit contributions to communication, implicit references to communication, and articles that have nothing at all to do with the communicative process. This scattering is perhaps unavoidable, considering that when 15 authors contribute to a single volume the level of sophistication, the relevance of the articles, and the readership to which they are addressed will vary.
Four articles were contributed by well-known authors. J. G. Miller's "Psychological Aspects of Communication Overload" and A. Rapoport's "Tacit Communication in Experiments in Conflict and Cooperation" were written by two behavioral scientists who have worked for years in the field of communication. S. L. A. Marshall's "Communication Under Stress" was drawn from the author's long-term experience with communication under wartime conditions. And R. W. Waggoner's "Communication With a Patient" reports an