Interpersonal Communication: Everyday Encounters / Edition 6

Interpersonal Communication: Everyday Encounters / Edition 6

by Julia T. Wood
     
 

Introducing the basic skills, recent research, and fundamental concepts relating to interpersonal communication, this textbook covers topics like emotional intelligence, forgiveness, interracial relationships, safe sex, domestic violence, differences among conflict styles, and the power of language. Issues related to social diversity and ethics are emphasized… See more details below

Overview

Introducing the basic skills, recent research, and fundamental concepts relating to interpersonal communication, this textbook covers topics like emotional intelligence, forgiveness, interracial relationships, safe sex, domestic violence, differences among conflict styles, and the power of language. Issues related to social diversity and ethics are emphasized throughout. Wood teaches humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495567646
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/26/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

PART I: THE FABRIC OF INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION. Introduction: Starting The Conversation. 1. A FIRST LOOK AT INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION. The Interpersonal Imperative. Defining Interpersonal Communication. Models of Interpersonal Communication. Principles of Interpersonal Communication. Guidelines for Interpersonal Communication Competence. 2. COMMUNICATION AND THE CREATION OF SELF. What Is The Self? Guidelines For Improving Self-Concept. 3. PERCEPTION AND COMMUNICATION. The Process Of Human Perception. Influences On Perception. Guidelines For Improving Perception and Communication. 4. THE WORLD OF WORDS. The Symbolic Nature Of Language. Principles Of Verbal Communication. Symbolic Abilities. Speech Communities. Guidelines For Improving Verbal Communication. 5. THE WORLD BEYOND WORDS. Defining Nonverbal Communication. Principles Of Nonverbal Communication. Types Of Nonverbal Communication. Guidelines For Improving Nonverbal Communication. 6. MINDFUL LISTENING. The Listening Process. Obstacles To Effective Listening. Forms Of Nonlistening. Adapting Listening to Communication Goals. Guidelines for Effective Listening. PART II: WEAVING COMMUNICATION INTO RELATIONSHIPS. 7. EMOTIONS AND COMMUNICATION. Emotional Intelligence. The Nature Of Emotions. Obstacles To Effective Communication Of Emotions. Guidelines For Communicating Emotions Effectively. 8. COMMUNICATION CLIMATE: THE FOUNDATION OF PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS. Elements Of Satisfying Personal Relationships. Confirming And Disconfirming Climates. Guidelines For Creating And Sustaining Healthy Climates. 9. MANAGING CONFLICT IN RELATIONSHIPS. Principles Of Conflict. Approaches To Conflict. Social Influences On Conflict.Communication Patterns During Conflict. Guidelines For Effective Conflict Communication During Conflict. 10. FRIENDSHIP IN OUR LIVES. The Nature Of Friendship. The Development And Rules Of Friendship. Pressures On Friendships. Guidelines For Communication Between Friends. 11. COMMITTED ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS. Committed Romantic Relationships. The Organization Of Romantic Relationships. Long-term Commitments. Challenges To Sustaining Romantic Relationships. Guidelines For Communication Between Romantic Partners. EPILOGUE: CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION. Communication Creates and Reflects Identity. Interpersonal Communication Is Central To Relationships. Interpersonal Communication Takes Place In A Diverse Social World. The Road Ahead. GLOSSARY. REFERENCES. SUBJECT INDEX.

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