Asserting Yourself: A Practical Guide for Positive Change

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Utilizing a number of techniques from behavior-change psychology, speech, communications, and acting, the authors Sharon and Gordon Bower outline an effective assertiveness program to help people improve their self-esteem, articulate their opinions, and develop meaningful relationships. Exercises and examples throughout-including the celebrated "DESC scripts" (describe, express, specify, consequences)-allow readers to practice the program, adapt it to their own lives, and evaluate their progress. For both ...
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Overview


Utilizing a number of techniques from behavior-change psychology, speech, communications, and acting, the authors Sharon and Gordon Bower outline an effective assertiveness program to help people improve their self-esteem, articulate their opinions, and develop meaningful relationships. Exercises and examples throughout-including the celebrated "DESC scripts" (describe, express, specify, consequences)-allow readers to practice the program, adapt it to their own lives, and evaluate their progress. For both personal and professional use, Asserting Yourself is the classic guide to building confidence and taking a stand.

Over 140,000 readers have raised their self-esteem with Asserting Yourself. New examples of the Bowers' celebrated DESC scripts, showing readers how to state their needs without crumpling before negative replies, make this popular assertiveness handbook more useful than ever. Other additions include assessment worksheets and improved stress-reducing skills. Illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738209715
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2004
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Pages: 244
  • Sales rank: 203,831
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author


Sharon Anthony Bower is President of Confidence Training, Inc. She has led communication workshops for Apple, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and government agencies. Gordon H. Bower is Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, having received his Ph.D. from Yale. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
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    This book is excellent -- especially if you have already heard (or read) about D-E-S-C and would like to learn more about it.   Mike_Schwartz_in_AZ

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