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Interpersonal Communication: Everyday Encounters

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Publisher Comments:

This best-selling text by a leading voice in the field offers a distinct alternative to existing textbooks for the introductory course in interpersonal communication. This text offers a theoretically unified but pragmatic introduction to the concepts, principles, and skills of interpersonal communication in a multicultural society. INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: EVERYDAY ENCOUNTERS consistently integrates ethics and issues of social diversity into coverage of both discussions and mastery of skills, and it shows how interpersonal communication theory and skills pertain to students' daily encounters with others. INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: EVERYDAY ENCOUNTERS pays unparalleled attention to social diversity and emphasizes theories, research, and skills that are anchored in the field of communication.

Book News Annotation:

Wood (humanities, U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) presents a introductory textbook on interpersonal communication that begins with models, principles, and definitions, and moves on to communication and the creation of self, perception, language, nonverbal communication, listening, emotions, personal relationships, conflict, and friendship and romantic relationships. This edition contains a chapter on communication in families, gives greater attention to the workplace, includes new research references, has a lengthier discussion of safe sex, has more examples, and integrates current topics such as technology and HIV-AIDS into the text.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Wood (humanities, U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) presents a introductory textbook on interpersonal communication that begins with models, principles, and definitions, and moves on to communication and the creation of self, perception, language, nonverbal communication, listening, emotions, personal relationships, conflict, and friendship and romantic relationships. This edition contains a chapter on communication in families, gives greater attention to the workplace, includes new research references, has a lengthier discussion of safe sex, has more examples, and integrates current topics such as technology and HIV-AIDS into the text. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

You'll find your voice and experience communication success with INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: EVERYDAY ENCOUNTERS, Sixth Edition! Award-winning author Julia T. Wood presents a pragmatic introduction to the concepts, principles, and skills of interpersonal communication?helping you build the skills you need to become a better communicator. You'll also read about such timely issues as the ethical challenges and choices that affect interpersonal communication, emotional intelligence and forgiveness, interracial relationships, safe sex, dealing with abuse from intimates, race-related differences between conflict styles, the power of language, and more!

About the Author

Julia T. Wood is the Lineberger Professor of Humanities and a professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she teaches courses and conducts research on gender, communication, culture, and communication in personal relationships. Dr. Wood has authored seventeen books and edited nine others. In addition, she has published more than eighty articles and book chapters, and she has won twelve awards for undergraduate teaching and thirteen awards for her scholarship. She received her B.A. from North Carolina State University, her M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University.

Table of Contents

Part One: THE FABRIC OF INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION. 1. A First Look at Interpersonal Communication. 2. Communication and the Creation of Self. 3. Perception and Communication. 4. The World of Words. 5. The World Beyond Words. 6. Mindful Listening. Part Two: WEAVING COMMUNICATION INTO RELATIONSHIPS. 7. Emotions and Communication. 8. Communication Climate: The Foundation of Personal Relationships. 9. Managing Conflict in Relationships. 10. Friendships in Our Lives. 11. Committed Romantic Relationships. 12. Communication in Families. Epilogue: Continuing the Conversation. Glossary. References. Credits. Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780495006534
Subtitle:
Everyday Encounters
Publisher:
Wadsworth Publishing
Author:
Wood, Julia T.
Author:
Wood, Julia T.(Julia T. Wood)
Subject:
General
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
Speech
Subject:
Interpersonal communication
Copyright:
Edition Number:
5
Series:
Wadsworth Series in Communication Studies
Publication Date:
February 2006
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.94x7.80x.52 in. 1.58 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , You'll find your voice and experience communication success with INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: EVERYDAY ENCOUNTERS, Sixth Edition! Award-winning author Julia T. Wood presents a pragmatic introduction to the concepts, principles, and skills of interpersonal communication?helping you build the skills you need to become a better communicator. You'll also read about such timely issues as the ethical challenges and choices that affect interpersonal communication, emotional intelligence and forgiveness, interracial relationships, safe sex, dealing with abuse from intimates, race-related differences between conflict styles, the power of language, and more!
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