International Communication Association

Interpersonal Communication Division


Welcome to the official site of the ICA Interpersonal Communication Division!


The Interpersonal Communication Division is interested in communication processes that occur between people. Such processes include (but are not limited to) mutual influence, individuals’ adaptations to others, people’s interpretations and reactions to others’ messages, and so forth. Interpersonal communication occurs in many contexts, such as close relationships, organizations, health, intercultural, intergroup, and many others.  Interpersonal communication also occurs through a variety of channels, including face-to-face interaction, telephone conversations, and interactions via computers.

The division's goal is to encourage theoretical and practical advances in the study of interpersonal communication.


Interested in joining the Interpersonal Communication Division?

To become a member of the Division, you must first be a member of the International Communication Association.

  • If you are not yet an ICA member, you can join by clicking here.
  • If you are already an ICA member and want to join the Interpersonal Communication Division, you an log into your ICA profile and add our division by clicking here.
  • Please consider submitting papers and panels for the 2015 conference in Puerto Rico!

    Find out more by clicking the "2015 Conference" tab or visiting the ICA Conference website.