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All-new edition of the most widely recommended assertiveness training book helps readers develop more effective self-expression with detailed procedures, examples, exercises. The ninth edition has been completely revised to include new material on assertive expression in email and social networks, what to do when assertiveness doesn't work, anger expression, persistence, treatments for social anxiety, giving and receiving criticism, facial expression research, social intelligence, personal boundaries, components of assertive behavior, recent brain research. Not a "me-first" book -- It's all about equal relationship assertiveness.
Robert E. Alberti is a psychologist, author, editor, consultant, Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.Michael L. Emmons is a psychologist in private practice, author, former university professor and counselor, and consultant to educational, government and business organizations.