Interpersonal Communication: Everyday Encounters (8th Revised edition)

Interpersonal Communication: Everyday Encounters (8th Revised edition)

By: Julia T. Wood (author)Paperback

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Helping you find your voice, INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: EVERYDAY ENCOUNTERS, 8e helps you build the skills you need to become a more effective communicator. Award-winning author Julia T. Wood incorporates the latest communication research as she presents a pragmatic introduction to the concepts, principles, and skills of interpersonal communication. Reflecting her expertise in gender and social diversity, the book offers unparalleled emphasis on diversity. It also provides comprehensive coverage of the influence of social media and thorough discussions of the ethical challenges and choices that affect interpersonal communication. In addition, it covers such timely issues as emotional intelligence and forgiveness, interracial relationships, safe sex, ways to deal with abuse from intimates, race-related differences between conflict styles, and the power of language.

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About Author

Julia Wood joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill when she was 24. During her 37 years on the faculty, she taught classes and conducted research on personal relationships as well as gender, communication, and culture. She was named the Lineberger Distinguished Professor of Humanities and the Caroline H. and Thomas S. Royster Distinguished Professor of Graduate Education. In addition to publishing 25 books and 100 articles and book chapters, she has presented more than 100 papers at professional conferences and campuses around the country. Her accolades include 14 awards honoring her teaching and 16 awards recognizing 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 The Pennsylvania State University.

Contents

Part I: THE FABRIC OF INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION. 1. A First Look at Interpersonal Communication. 2. Communication and Personal Identity. 3. Perception and Communication. 4. The World of Words. 5. The World Beyond Words. 6. Mindful Listening. Part II: 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. Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/10/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781285445830
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 432
  • ID: 9781285445830
  • weight: 658
  • ISBN10: 128544583X
  • edition: 8th Revised edition

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