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The Interpersonal Communication Playbook

The Interpersonal Communication Playbook

Second Edition

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Interpersonal Communication

May 2023 | 720 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Written in a conversational style and presented in an innovative handbook format, The Interpersonal Communication Playbook empowers students to take an active role in the development of their communication skills in both physical and digital arenas. Bestselling authors Teri Kwal Gamble and Michael W. Gamble provide students with ample opportunities to make personal observations, examine personal experiences, and assess their personal growth across interpersonal contexts. The Second Edition features a new chapter on The Cultural Dynamics of Interpersonal Communication in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and lessons learned on adapting communication skills to changing conditions, ways to develop communication resiliency, and the value in practicing mindfulness.

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Chapter 1: Interpersonal Communication Takes Two
Chapter 2: Self-Concept, Identity, and Self-Presentation
Chapter 3: The Cultural Dynamics of Interpersonal Communication
Chapter 4: Interpersonal Perception and Social Experience
Chapter 5: Listening Mindfully in Relationships
Chapter 6: The Verbal Code: Words, Meanings, and Relationships
Chapter 7: Nonverbal Communication Reveals More
Chapter 8: Conversations: Social Glue
Chapter 9: The Communication of Emotion
Chapter 10: Trust and Deception in Relationships
Chapter 11: Interpersonal Power and Influencer Culture
Chapter 12: Conflict in Relationships
Chapter 13: The Relationship Dynamics of Friendship and Romance
Chapter 14: Navigating Relational Turning Points
Chapter 15: Relationship Contexts: Family, Work, and Health-Related Settings


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