Complaining, Teasing, and Other Annoying Behaviors provides for the first time a multifaceted picture of common annoying behaviors. The book answers these questions and many others:
• Why do people tease?
• What are the consequences of annoying behaviors for the people involved?
• Is there a positive side to irritating behaviors?
• Are people more likely to lie to those close to them or to strangers?
• Do excuses and apologies diminish the hurtful effect of unpleasant behaviors?
• What is the relation of gender and culture to specific annoying acts?
|Publisher:||Yale University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Robin M. Kowalski is professor of psychology at Clemson University. An expert in the field of interpersonal behavior and social anxiety, she has published five books and numerous articles on these topics. Interest in her research on complaining has been widespread, leading to radio, tv, and newspaper interviews around the world. She has appeared on the Today Show, and articles on her research have been published in Health, Allure, Family Circle, Reader’s Digest, and many other magazines.
Table of Contents
|1||The Offensive Side of Social Interaction||1|
|3||Teasing and Bullying||52|
|4||Egocentrism, Arrogance, and Conceit||77|
|5||Incivility and Breaches of Propriety||100|
|6||Excessive Worry and Reassurance-Seeking||125|
|7||Deceit and Betrayal||143|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I recently had the true pleasure of personally meeting the author, Robin Kowalski, and now I know why this book is so good ... and that's because she's extremely sincere and engaging. In other words, she's got world-class manners. I read this book with great fascination ... it answered a lot of questions about unproductive human interpersonal behavior. Kowalski's book also gives you ways to handle and understand it, and that's what we need the most. Bad behavior ain't ever going away, but now that I understand what causes it, I'm much more confident in dealing with it. So, what do I do from time to time? Well, I'm a substitute teacher ... of teenagers! ........ Todd Sentell also teaches learning disabled students social skills and everyday etiquette. He's also the author of the hilarious social satire TOONAMINT OF CHAMPIONS