Person to Person: Positive Relationships Don't Just Happen / Edition 5

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Highly practical and easy-to-read--yet thoroughly grounded in recent psychological and sociological research, this book provides a complete tutorial on the personal and interpersonal skills that underlie the process of building developing healthy, fulfilling professional and personal relationships. It guides readers in taking responsibility for themselves, making wiser choices, improving their relationships, appreciating all kinds of diversity, and living happy, fulfilling, and productive lives. “Reflections and Applications” sections provide easily accessible, hands-on, user-friendly assignments and activities. Knowing and Valuing Yourself. Understanding Yourself Throughout the Life Span. Exploring Values and Making Wise Choices. Achieving Happiness and Satisfaction. Experiencing and Expressing Emotion. Becoming a Positive Listener. Improving Communication: How to Send Messages. Improving Communication: What to Say. Building Positive Relationships. Succeeding in Your Career. Developing and Enriching Intimate Relationships. Strengthening Family Relationships. For those interested in improving their interpersonal communication skills, both professional and personal.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132288149
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 2/27/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 710,721
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Sharon L. Hanna was a life long educator having taught in Nebraska, New Jersey, and Illinois over a period of several years, she received both faculty achievement and outstanding teacher awards during her career. Her research on the strengths of stepfamilies was published in academic journals, and she served as national president of the Stepfamily Association of America. She authored Career by Design 1st and 2nd edition published by Prentice Hall.

Dr. Doug Radtke has been an educator for the past 37 years. Currently he is a high school administrator. He has taught secondary students, undergraduate students, and graduate level students. He has published several articles in professional journals over a variety of topics and has been a speaker at several regional and national conventions. He is co-author of Career by Design, 3rd edition.

Dr. Rose Suggett is chair of Social Sciences, Academic Education, at Southeast Community College. She has received awards for teaching and research. Her research on the impact of divorce in children has been presented nationally and internationally. She is co-author of Career by Design, 3rd edition.

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Table of Contents

Section One:

Relating: Beginning with the Self

Chapter 1:

Knowing and Valuing Yourself

Chapter 2:

Understanding Yourself Throughout the Life Span

Chapter 3:

Exploring Values and Making Wise Choices

Chapter 4:

Achieving Happiness and Satisfaction

Chapter 5:

Experiencing and Expressing Emotion

Chapter 6:

Improving Your Health

Section Two:

Communication: The Key to Relationships

Chapter 7:

Becoming a Positive Listener

Chapter 8:

Improving Communication: How to Send Messages

Chapter 9:

Improving Communication: What to Say

Section Three:

Positive Relationships: The Ultimate Achievement

Chapter 10:

Building Positive Relationships

Chapter 11:

Succeeding in Your Career

Chapter 12:

Developing and Enriching Intimate Relationships

Chapter 13:

Strengthening Family Relationships

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Self-Help Book Will Not Help Me

    I only bought this book because it's required for a class that I am taking. I would never read this book on my own. It is an awful self-help book and explains things that I already know from just living my life. Every topic it mentions, it seems to miss core details. For example, when it talks about personality types and whether a person is Introverted/Extroverted, Intuitive/Sensing, Feeling/Thinking, Perceiving/Judging... it fails to mention the complexities of each because of how strongly a person is one or another. I could not stand hearing examples of all the people that were affected by the situations in the book. There were just too many and the book got really cheesy really fast. I hate that this is a required textbook because it should be a self-help book and it doesn't help me.

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