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Interpersonal Communication

Interpersonal Communication

5th edition

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Interpersonal Communication

November 2022 | 464 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
With its unique skill-building approach, Interpersonal Communication provides students with the knowledge and practice they need to make effective choices as communicators in today's rapidly changing, technologically advanced, and diverse society. Rather than "telling" students how to communicate, authors Richard L. West and Lynn H. Turner integrate skill sets in each chapter so students can apply what they learn to their own lives. Rich with current examples and coverage of technology, social media, and diversity, this new Fifth Edition makes clear connections among theory, skills, and the situations we all encounter daily. 

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Chapter 1. Foundations of Interpersonal Communication
Chapter 2. Culture and Interpersonal Communication
Chapter 3. Perception, the Self, and Others
Chapter 4. Communicating Verbally
Chapter 5. Communicating Nonverbally
Chapter 6. Effective Listening and Responding
Chapter 7. Interpersonal Communication and Emotion
Chapter 8. Communicating Personal Disclosures
Chapter 9. Interpersonal Conflict
Chapter 10. Communicating in Close Relationships
Chapter 11. Communicating with Families, Friends, and Romantic Partners

Very attractive, well laid out, and concise.

Anita P. Chirco
Keuka College

. . . Not just for a college-level interpersonal communication course, but also for anyone who thinks interpersonal communication matters.

Erting Sa
SUNY Albany

A complete and intelligent discussion of interpersonal communication, which I believe holds the key to a more civil and supportive world.

Laurie Arliss
Ithaca College

A book that students are likely to find interesting and readable and that uses many examples to illustrate the concepts of interpersonal communication.

Erica J. Gannon
Clayton State University