Pragmatics of Human Communication: A Study of Interactional Patterns, Pathologies and Paradoxesby Paul Watzlawick, Janet Beavin Bavelas, Don D. Jackson
Pub. Date: 04/25/2011
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
A perennial bestseller in hardcover, translated into many languages, and one of the best books ever about human communication, this work has formed the foundation of much research in interpersonal communication. The authors identify simple properties or axioms of human communication and demonstrate how all communications are a function of their contexts. A new foreword by Bill O'Hanlon puts Watzlawick's work and importance in context.
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Table of Contents
Foreword to the paperback edition Bill O'Hanlon ix
Chapter 1 The The Frame of Reference 1
Chapter 2 Some Tentative Axioms of Communication 29
Chapter 3 Pathological Communication 53
Chapter 4 The Organization of Human Interaction 99
Chapter 5 A Communicational Approach to the Play Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? 129
Chapter 6 Paradoxical Communication 167
Chapter 7 Paradox in Psychotherapy 213
Epilogue Existentialism and the Theory of Human Communication: an Outlook 241
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