Pragmatics of Human Communication: A Study of Interactional Patterns, Pathologies and Paradoxes

Pragmatics of Human Communication: A Study of Interactional Patterns, Pathologies and Paradoxes

by Paul Watzlawick, Janet Beavin Bavelas, Don D. Jackson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393707075

ISBN-13: 9780393707076

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393707076
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/25/2011
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the paperback edition Bill O'Hanlon ix

Introduction xiii

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

References 257

Glossary 271

Index 276

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