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Looking Out, Looking in With Infrotracby Ronald B. Adler
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Used by more than a million students, LOOKING OUT, LOOKING IN, Twelfth Edition, continues its outstanding tradition of combining current information with a fun, reader-friendly voice that links course topics to your everyday life. You'll discover the reasons to improve your interpersonal skills and sharpen your critical understanding of the communication process through diverse and compelling examples that illustrate how communication skills can affect both the world around us and our own lives. Improve your relationships and your future career success, with the only text that offers the tools that have been proven to build better communication skills for almost 30 years!
Book News Annotation:
Written by communication scholars affiliated with Santa Barbara City College, Northern Kentucky University, and Grossmont College, this textbook begins with an overview of interpersonal relationships. It then moves on to discuss topics like communication and identity, perception, emotions, language, nonverbal communication, listening, relational dynamics, improving communication, and conflict management. A companion CD-ROM contains communication scenarios, video activities, and web resources.
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Used by more than a million readers, LOOKING OUT, LOOKING IN has been the leading interpersonal communication text for almost 30 years. Written in a reader-friendly voice that links scholarship to students' everyday lives, this popular text motivates students to improve their interpersonal skills and sharpen their critical understanding of the process of communication. Through thoughtful, diverse examples that include fine art, music, poetry, film, and more, students can consistently see the importance of interpersonal communication and how it affects their society and their lives.
About the Author
Ron Adler is a professor emeritus at Santa Barbara Community College, where he has taught interpersonal communication, business and professional communication, and communication theories. In addition to teaching, Adler has co-authored and has edited several textbooks that address communication contexts and topics including interpersonal communication, small group communication, public speaking, assertiveness, and social skills. In addition to writing and teaching, he works with professional and business people to improve their communication on the job.Russell F. Proctor II is currently a professor at Northern Kentucky University, where he has taught since 1991. He primarily teaches courses in Interpersonal Communication (basic and advanced), and Interviewing. He won the university?s Outstanding Professor Award in 1997. He is the author of numerous articles and textbooks focusing on interpersonal communication and communication education, with a particular interest in the use of feature films as instructional resources.
Table of Contents
1. A First Look at Interpersonal Relationships. 2. Communication and Identity: The Self and Messages. 3. Perception: What You See Is What You Get. 4. Emotions: Thinking, Feeling, and Communicating. 5.
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