The Key to Survival: Interpersonal Communication

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This impressive third edition will ignite readers to hone their communication skills and achieve positive results when they interact with others. Smith and Tague-Busler remain dedicated to presenting interpersonal communication concepts in a lively, accessible manner that compels students to grasp and apply useful communication techniques in their daily lives. Each chapter begins with a list of topics discussed, followed by a vignette—an element that grabs attention and artfully illustrates essential points discussed in the chapter. These clever chapter introductions, the inclusion of engaging personal experiences, the authors’ conversational writing style, and their clear presentation of complex topics defuse the possibility of confusion or intimidation. Students will find the subject matter comprehensible, manageable, enjoyable, applicable, and unforgettable. Discussion questions, the appearance of key terms in boldface throughout the text, and a comprehensive! glossary are additional attributes that make teaching and learning about interpersonal communication a gratifying experience.

Titles of related interest from Waveland Press: Cupach et al., Competence in Interpersonal Conflict, Second Edition (ISBN 9781577666493); Veenendall-Feinstein, Let's Talk About Relationships: Cases in Study, Second Edition (ISBN 9780881338645); and Young-Travis, Oral Communication: Skills, Choices, and Consequences, Third Edition (ISBN 9781577667452).

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"I appreciate the concise nature of the content. The very reasonable student price of your text is very attractive." -- Joel Judkins, Brigham Young University, Idaho

"I have used all of the previous editions. I particularly enjoy the bits of humor, chapter outlines and exercises, and the way the book is written that allows me to emphasize, elaborate, exclude or include theory based on my own teaching style." -- Jean Jeulich, Anoka-Hennepin Technical College

"It is a fascinating text that approaches the subject matter in a manner I like." -- Willie J. Johnson, Normandale Community College

"Wonderful text! I've been using the second edition for years and the changes in the third edition are what I would have done. Great work by Smith & Tague-Busler. Thanks, Waveland, for publishing this super-concise and usable text." -- Donovan Leigh, Anoka-Hennepin Technical College

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