Interpersonal Communication : Relating to Others

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-06-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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This book offers a blend of theory and skills that readers can use to become "other-oriented"- mindfully aware of considering the thoughts, needs, and values of others. Fueled by the authors' conviction that "skills inform principles; principles inform skills," Interpersonal Communication: Relating to Others maintains a careful balance between theoretical and skills-oriented material. This book integrates an emphasis on diversity with theoretical and skills discussions. Examples are drawn from a variety of age and ethnic groups, and special boxes focus on gender and diversity issues. A chapter on intercultural communication supplements this integral material by relating it to the "other-oriented" approach. For anyone interested in improving their interpersonal communication, or understanding the topic better.

Table of Contents

Foundations of Interpersonal Communication
Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Interpersonal Communication and Self
Interpersonal Communication and Perception
Interpersonal Skills
Listening and Responding
Emotions and Interpersonal Communication
Communicating Verbally
Communicating Nonverbally
Conflict Management Skills
Interpersonal Communication Relationships
Interpersonal Communication and Cultural Diversity: Adapting to Others
Understanding Interpersonal Relationships
Developing Interpersonal Relationships
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