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Person to Person: Positive Relationships Don't Just Happen

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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 ...
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Overview

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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Hanna (social sciences, Southeast Community College, Lincoln, Nebraska) focuses on the theory and practice of developing self-esteem and building good relationships. The text's 12 chapters are organized into three sections: the self as a basis for relating; communication as the key to relationships; and positive relationships. Concrete techniques and examples are presented throughout. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132269865
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 7.91 (w) x 9.95 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Sect. 1 Relating: Beginning with the Self 1
1 Knowing and Valuing Yourself 8
2 Understanding Yourself Throughout the Lifespan 39
3 Achieving Happiness and Satisfaction 72
4 Developing Emotional Well-Being 96
5 Assessing Values, Wants, and Goals 142
Sect. 2 Communication: The Key to Relationships 175
6 Becoming a Positive Listener 181
7 Improving Communication: How to Send Messages 199
8 Improving Communication: What to Say 216
Sect. 3 Positive Relationships: The Ultimate Achievement 245
9 Building Positive Relationships 250
10 Succeeding in Your Career 286
11 Developing and Enriching Intimate Relationships 311
12 Strengthening Family Relationships 371
References 418
Reflections and Applications 453
Index 487
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