Interpersonal Messages: Communication and Relationship Skills, Books a la Carte Plus MyCommunicationLab

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Interpersonal Messages is a brief, highly interactive book that emphasizes interpersonal communication and relationship skills, ethics, critical thinking, listening, and power in a multicultural world. In 10 chapters, Interpersonal Messages provides a comprehensive introduction to interpersonal communication that creates a foundation for the reader to understand the concepts of interpersonal communication and to develop the necessary skills to apply what they have learned through real-life examples and exercises. With a strengthened focus on skill-building, this book helps the reader understand how to master interpersonal communication and relationship skills in every area of their lives.

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Interpersonal Messages:

Communication and Relationship Skills

Joseph A. DeVito, Hunter College of the City University of New York

 

Interpersonal Messages is a brief, highly interactive text that emphasizes interpersonal communication and relationship skills, ethics, critical thinking, listening, and power in a multicultural world.

 

In 10 chapters, Interpersonal Messages provides a comprehensive introduction to interpersonal communication that creates a foundation for students to understand the concepts of interpersonal communication and to develop the necessary skills to apply what they have learned through real-life examples and exercises. With a focus on skill-building, this text helps today's students understand how to master interpersonal communication and relationship skills in every area of their personal, social, and professional lives.

 

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  • Emphasis on skill-building throughout the text.
  • Exploration of cultural differences (in Ch. 2 as a dedicated chapter, in a section on culture in every chapter, and throughout the text) brings attention to cultural sensitivity, while teaching effective communication in a diverse world.
  • Fully integrated coverage of critical thinking encourages students to make more reasoned and logical interpersonal choices.
  • Discussions of power and interpersonal communication are integrated throughout the text, providing students with the skills and experiences needed to become more empowered and effective.
  • Ethical Messages boxes highlight a variety of ethical issues in interpersonal communication–including censorship, outing, lying, gossip, and silence–encouraging students to formulate their own ethical principles.
  • Along with special listening boxes in each chapter, Chapter 5 is entirely devoted to listening, a skill critical to successful interpersonal communication.
  • A thorough discussion of the dark side of interpersonal relationships in Chapter 9 provides students with insight into this growing area of the field.
  • The Communication Blog, maintained by the author and available at http://tcbdevito.blogspot.com, provides a forum for users of Interpersonal Messages and offers periodic updates and suggestions for teaching interpersonal communication.

 

 

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    • MyCommunicationLab is a state-of-the-art, interactive and instructive solution for Interpersonal Communication. Designed to be used as a supplement to a traditional lecture course, or to completely administer an online course, MyCommunicationLab combines an E-book, multimedia, video clips, interpersonal communication activities, research support, tests and quizzes to completely engage students. (See Valuepack listings for package ISBNs.)

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