Advice, defined as a recommendation for action in response to a problem, is a common form of interpersonal support and influence. Indeed, the advice we give and receive from others can be highly consequential, not only affecting us as recipients and advisors, but shaping outcomes for relationships, groups, and organizations. Some of those consequences are positive, as when advice promotes individual problem-solving, or enhances workgroup productivity. Yet advice can also hide ulterior motives, threaten identity, damage relationships, and promote inappropriate action.The Oxford Handbook of Advice provides a broad perspective on how advice succeeds and fails, systematically reviewing and synthesizing theory and research on advice from multiple disciplines, such as communication, psychology, applied linguistics, business, law, and medicine. Several chapters explore advice at different levels of analysis, focusing on advisor and recipient roles, advising interactions and relationships, and advice as a resource and connection in groups and networks. Other chapters address advice in particular types of personal relationships (romantic, family) and professional contexts (workplace, health, education, therapy). Contributing authors also consider cultural differences, advice online, and the ethics of advising.For scholars concerned with supportive communication, interpersonal influence, decision-making, social networks, and related communication processes at work, at home, and in society at large, this Handbook offers historical perspective, contemporary theoretical framing, methodological recommendations, and directions for future research. It also emphasizes practical application, offering clear, concise, and relevant "advice for advising" based on theory and research.
Table of Contents
Introduction1. Advice across Disciplines and ContextsErina MacGeorgeLyn M. Van SwolPart I: Theory and Method2. Advice Recipients: The Psychology of Advice UtilizationLyn M. Van SwolJihyun Esther PaikAndrew Prahl3. Advisors: The Psychology of AdvisingHayley BlundenFrancesca Gino4. Advice Messages and InteractionsLisa Guntzviller5. Advice in Intimate RelationshipsSara BranchElizabeth Dorrance Hall6. Advice in Groups and NetworksLyn M. Van SwolAndrew PrahlPart II: Contexts and Applications7. Advice in FamiliesCassandra Carlson8. Advice Giving and Advice Resistance on Telephone HelplinesAlexa HepburnChloe ShawJonathan Potter9. Advice-Giving in PsychotherapyChangming DuanSarah KnoxClara Hill10. Advice from Healthcare ProfessionalsJonathan D'AngeloAnne-Lise D'Angelo, M.D.11. Advice in EducationHansun WaringGahye Song12. Advice in Mentoring Relationships in OrganizationsDo-Yeong KimSujin Son13. Advice in the WorkplaceSilvia BonaccioJihyun Esther Paik14. Advice in the Lawyer-Client RelationshipMichael McGinniss15. Business Advice: A Demonstrability PerspectiveBryan L. BonnerNathan L. MeikleKristin BainDaniel Shannahan16. Advice in Government and Policy-MakingJeswald Salacuse17. Word of Mouth MarketingJill Sweeney18. Advice Communication in CyberspaceBo FengXun ZhuYining Zhou Malloch19. Advice Across CulturesBo FengHairong FengConclusion20. Reflections on Advice and the Ethics of CommunicationStephen Browne21. Advice-Communication with ConsequenceErina MacGeorgeLyn M. Van Swol