IT'S ALL JUST A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY REPEATING. Philosophy and Theory. Preliminary Paradigmatic Assumptions. References. SMALL TALK CAN HAVE BIG CONSEQUENCES. The Evolution of Complexity. Dynamic Systems. Paradigmatic Principles for Understanding the Complexity of Human Communication. References. THERE IS NEVER ENOUGH INFORMATION. Information as a Pattern. Perceived Patterns. Creating Patterns. References. THE ONLY PROPER INTOXICATION IS CONVERSATION. Modeling the Complexity of Human Communication. Relocating Paradigms. References. YOU ARE HOW YOU COMMUNICATE WHO YOU ARE. Self in the Communicator. Self as Messages and Presentations. Equivocal Social Cues. Transformations and Stability. Self-Organizing Self. References. ONCE UPON A TIME, IT WAS A TIME, A TIME IT IS. Lingua. Constructing Stories as Communication. The Complexity of Constructing Stories. From Story to Story. References. TALK THE TALK. Making Sense of Fear and Trust. Trust and Social Resources. Trust and Social Networks. The Complexity of Trust and Social Networks. Conclusion. References. CONFLICT TRANSFORMS. Conflict Boundaries. A Strategic Choice. Social Conflict Patterns. The Complexity of Conflict.; The Potential for Second-Order Change. References. TALK IS NOT CHEAP. Theory. Methods. Application. Ethics. Discipline. References. Author Index. Subject Index.