9781457692536

Loose-leaf Version for Interpersonal Communication and You

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  • ISBN13:

    9781457692536

  • ISBN10:

    1457692538

  • Edition: Looseleaf
  • Format: Loose-leaf
  • Copyright: 2014-10-31
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

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Summary

Steven McCornack, the award-winning teacher, noted scholar, and bestselling author, has done it again. Interpersonal Communication and You maintains the best theory, up-to-date research, engaging examples, and personal voice seen in Reflect and Relate but with a new focus on student self-reflection, application, and adaptive learning. The compelling read is paired with a simplified feature program that prompts students to measure concepts against their personal experiences while encouraging them to build essential skills to further improve their interpersonal lives.
Interpersonal Communication and You is available in a variety of digital formats, including the brand-new, time-saving LaunchPad edition that combines an interactive e-book, LearningCurve adaptive quizzing, over 70 integrated video activities, and ready-made assessment options curated into easy-to-assign units inside one convenient learning program.

 

Author Biography

Dr. Steven McCornack is Associate Professor of Communication at Michigan State University, where he also serves as the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Honors Advisor, and Faculty Advisor to the Undergraduate Communication Association. His research interests include deception, message production, and family communication. Dr. McCornack teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on interpersonal communication, relational communication, and language/discourse. Since he began at MSU in 1988, he has received several awards for undergraduate teaching excellence, including the Amoco Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award, a Lilly Endowment Teaching Fellowship, the MSU Teacher/Scholar Award, and the MSU Alumni Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award. Dr. McCornack was MSU's 1999 and 2010 nominee for the Carnegie Foundation United States Professor of the Year Award. Dr. McCornack received his B.A. from the University of Washington and his M.A. and PhD from the University of Illinois.

Table of Contents

1. Introducing Interpersonal Communication

What Is Communication?

What Is Interpersonal Communication?

What Is Interpersonal Communication Competence?

Issues in Interpersonal Communication

LearningCurve

Key Term Videos


Part One. Interpersonal Essentials

2. Considering Self

The Components of Self

The Sources of Self

Presenting Your Self

The Relational Self

LearningCurve

Key Term Videos


3. Perceiving Others

Perception as a Process

Influences on Perception

Forming Impressions of Others

Improving Your Perception of Others

LearningCurve

Key Term Videos


4. Experiencing and Expressing Emotions

The Nature of Emotion

Forces Shaping Emotion

Managing Your Emotional Experience and Expression

Emotional Challenges

LearningCurve

Key Term Videos


Part Two. Interpersonal Skills

5. Understanding Culture

What is Culture?

Cultural Influences on Communication

Creating Intercultural Competence

LearningCurve

Key Term Videos

6. Listening Actively

Listening. A Five-Step Process

The Five Functions of Listening

Understanding Listening Styles

Preventing Incompetent Listening

LearningCurve

Key Term Videos


7. Communicating Verbally

Characteristics of Verbal Communication

Functions of Verbal Communication

Cooperative Verbal Communication

Barriers to Cooperative Verbal Communication

LearningCurve

Key Term Videos


8. Communicating Nonverbally

Principles of Nonverbal Communication

Nonverbal Communication Codes

Functions of Nonverbal Communication

LearningCurve

Key Term Videos


9. Managing Conflict and Power

Conflict and Interpersonal Communication

Power and Conflict

Handling Conflict

Conflict Endings

Challenges to Handling Conflict

LearningCurve

Key Term Videos

Part Three. Interpersonal Relationships

10. Relationships with Romantic Partners

Defining Romantic Relationships

Romantic Attraction

Relationship Development and Deterioration

Maintaining Romantic Relationships

Romantic Relationship Challenges

LearningCurve

Key Term Videos


11. Relationships with Family Members

Defining Family

Communicating in Families

Maintaining Family Relationships

Family Relationship Challenges

LearningCurve

Key Term Videos


12. Relationships with Friends

The Nature of Friendship

Types of Friendship

Maintaining Friendship

Friendship Challenges

LearningCurve

Key Term Videos

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