The Key to Survival

Author: Tracey L. Smith
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478610328
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Key to Survival has established itself as an affordable, straightforward text geared toward students with varying backgrounds. Based on reader feedback, research in communication and other fields, and events in the news, the first ten chapters have been thoroughly revised. An added final chapter addresses the widespread surge in communicating electronically and offers practical guidelines for using this medium. Smith and Tague-Buslers conversational writing style and their clear presentation of multifaceted topics defuse the possibility of confusion or intimidation. They define and analyze how specific human mental and physical processes affect interactions with others, stressing that effective communication is essential to meeting basic human needs. Unlocking a more complete understanding of these processes enables readers to implement the authors suggested techniques for mastering successful communication. Engaging chapter-opener narratives link common miscommunication experiences to essential points discussed in the text, spiking readers interest in ways to improve their own communication. Discussion questions, activities, boldfaced key terms throughout the text, and a comprehensive glossary are additional features that enhance teaching and learning about interpersonal communication.

Icebreaker

Author: Tracey L. Smith
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478627212
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The latest edition of Icebreaker—a practical, hands-on guide to public speaking for those with little or no experience—demonstrates a sequence of nine steps in the speech process: select a general topic, focus your topic, consider your specific purpose, organize your speech, research your topic, create presentation aids, create speech notes, practice, and deliver your speech. A distinctive series of opening questions reflectively introduce a particular public speaking/oral communication element. From the start, the questions cue readers to focus on key concepts and to watch for answers that lie ahead. “Strengthen Your Skills” exercises help readers practice essential components of public speaking. Discussion questions prompt readers to consider practical and personal applications as well as to gauge comprehension. Icebreaker provides a valuable framework for future speakers to become confident and competent.

Thinking Critically

Author: John Chaffee
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285430115
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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THINKING CRITICALLY helps you become a more sophisticated thinker by teaching the fundamental cognitive process that allows you to develop the higher-order thinking abilities needed for academic study and career success. The text compels you to use your intellect to think critically about subjects drawn from academic disciplines, contemporary issues, and your own life experiences. The text begins with basic skills related to personal experience and then carefully progresses to the more sophisticated reasoning skills required for abstract, academic contexts. Each chapter provides an overview of an aspect of critical thinking, such as problem-solving, perception, and the nature of beliefs. Thinking Activities, thematic boxes, and writing assignments encourage active participation and prompt you and your peers to critically examine each other’s thinking. Thought-provoking and current readings from a wide variety of thinkers get you to think about complex issues from different perspectives. Each chapter ends with self-assessment activities that help you to monitor your own progress as a critical thinker. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Competence in Interpersonal Conflict

Author: William R. Cupach
Publisher: Waveland PressInc
ISBN: 9781577666493
Format: PDF
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This second edition of Competence in Interpersonal Conflict continues to present a conceptual framework for why communication competence is central to conflict management. The authors offer constructive guidelines that provide a basis with future conflicts in five unique settings; intercultural, organizational, familial, mediation, and violence in intimate relationships. Within any conflict interaction adept communicators embrace the notion that adopting an ethical stance is both desirable and practical.--[book cover].

The Conflict Survival Kit

Author: Cliff Goodwin
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Provides a firm grounding in basic interpersonal communication and management skills—such as rapport building, empathetic listening, behavior modeling, reframing, problem solving and decision making—and contains unique chapters on practice and application. Tools for the Conflict Survival Kit provide strategies that can be used immediately in workplace situations. Case studies and role plays give readers practice communicating, negotiating, and problem-solving and an opportunity to refine and develop this important craft. Gives readers a thorough grounding in basic interpersonal communication and management skills such as rapport building, empathetic listening, behavior modeling, reframing, problem solving and decision making. Addresses specific conflict resolution situations, including negotiation, mediation, group decision making, assertive confrontation etc. Includes resolution frameworks and models for these situations using a step-by-step process. Introduces readers to important techniques such as interest-based collaborative approaches, empathetic communication and listening, the supportive confrontation model, participative management practices and alternative dispute resolution. Provide a collection of specific skills, advice, activities, challenges and techniques which readers can apply immediately to workplace situations. Designed for those who need instant skill building and practical methods for handling organizational and personal conflicts.

The Ethics of Interpersonal Relationships

Author: Joyce Catlett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429920660
Format: PDF, Kindle
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'Our inspiration for writing this book springs from a deep feeling for people and a grave concern that without a proper understanding of the reasons for their inhumanity in relation to one another and the development of a compassionate world view, it is likely that human beings may eventually destroy themselves and life on the planet. This work is an attempt to explain the source of destructive behaviour and how it manifests itself in personal relationships between men, women, couples, and families, and in the social arena. We present a position that offers a hope of altering the destiny of humankind's unethical behavior through better psychological understanding and education. Understanding the source of a person's aggressiveness in defending the fantasy bond and learning to cope with the voice process have strong implications for child-rearing and better mental health practices. Identifying destructive behaviours and faulty programming in family life and society, developing insight into the relationship between defences and aggressive responses, and offering a method to counteract destructive trends constitute a challenge to what many people consider to be humankinds basically unethical nature.' - From the Authors' Introduction

The Interpersonal Communication Book

Author: Joseph A. DeVito
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780133753813
Format: PDF
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NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyCommunicationLab® does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyCommunicationLab search for 0134127099 / 9780134127095 The Interpersonal Communication Book plus MyCommunicationLab for Interpersonal Communication -- Access Card Package, 14/e, which contains: 0133753816 / 9780133753813 The Interpersonal Communication Book, 14/e 0133913910 / 9780133913910 MyCommunicationLab for Interpersonal Communication Access Card MyCommunicationLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For courses in Interpersonal Communication Choices Behind Human Communication The Interpersonal Communication Book approaches the subject of communication through integrative theory, research, and hands-on methods. A threefold approach identifies important communicative concepts: choices in interpersonal situations, the theories and research that support these choices, and the communication skills necessary to effectively use these theories. The text allows readers to examine the question of how, when, and through which channels they should communicate in different contexts. The Fourteenth Edition provides the newest insights and research in person-to-person interaction, making for an up-to-date source for communication study. New features and chapter-by-chapter updates make Interpersonal Communication the most comprehensive, relevant source on the topic. Also available with MyCommunicationLab MyCommunicationLab for the Interpersonal Communication course extends learning online, engaging students and improving results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they've learned. And MediaShare offers an easy, mobile way for students and instructors to interact and engage with speeches, visual aids, group projects, and other files. Please note: this version of MyCommunicationLab does not include an eText. The Interpersonal Communication Book, Fourteenth Edition is also available via REVEL(tm), an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn.