Synopses & Reviews
How we communicate with others is basic to our personal satisfaction, fulfillment and success in life. Interpersonal communication is really the study of how we live every day. Unlike most theoretical communication texts that are impractical for the classroom, this book supplies an abundance of examples of how interpersonal communication affects our daily lives. Its relevance to self-knowledge, health, enjoyment, personal relationships, professional success and more are explained in this text. It begins with basic theory: levels of communication and the communication process with a graphic model demonstrated with examples, then moves into issues like communication apprehension. An excellent Introductory communication textbook. Nine chapters: What is Communication and Should You Care?. Making Contact with Others, Listening Skills, Nonverbal Communication, Managing Conflict, Persuasion, Leadership Skills, Family Communication, Intercultural Communication.