Reaching Out: Interpersonal Effectiveness and Self-Actualization / Edition 9

Reaching Out: Interpersonal Effectiveness and Self-Actualization / Edition 9

by David R. Johnson
     
 

Reaching Out provides the theory and experience necessary to develop effective interpersonal skills. By reviewing current psychological research on how to build and maintain friendships and then integrating this material with a rich array of skill-building exercises, the book provides a thorough and appealing approach to learning aboutSee more details below

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Reaching Out provides the theory and experience necessary to develop effective interpersonal skills. By reviewing current psychological research on how to build and maintain friendships and then integrating this material with a rich array of skill-building exercises, the book provides a thorough and appealing approach to learning about interpersonal skills. Readers acquire the skills and knowledge to do the following: a) get to know and trust each other; b) communicate with each other accurately and unambiguously; c) resolve conflicts and relationship problems constructively; and d) encourage and appreciate diversity. No matter what occupations or relationships readers become involved in, their success will largely be determined by how skilled they are interpersonally. This book begins a journey of continuous improvement. For anyone interested in self-development and improving interpersonal relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205460885
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
07/29/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1The Importance of Interpersonal Skills: The Relationship Imperative1
2Self-Disclosure31
3Developing and Maintaining Trust73
4Increasing Your Communication Skills105
5Expressing Your Feelings Verbally145
6Expressing Your Feelings Nonverbally171
7Helpful Listening and Responding187
8Resolving Interpersonal Conflicts225
9Anger, Stress, and Managing Feelings289
10Building Relationships With Diverse Others335
11Barriers to Interpersonal Effectiveness363
Epilogue393
Summary of Interpersonal Skills396
Appendix401
Glossary405
References413
Index416

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