Interpersonal Communication and You: An Introduction (1st Edition)

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Steven McCornack


Bedford/St. Martin’s




336 pages









Book Description

Steven McCornack; the noted scholar; award-winning teacher; and bestselling author; has done it again. Focused on a college student’s self-reflection; application; and adaptive learning; the ebook Interpersonal Communication and You: An Introduction (PDF) maintains the best theory; engaging examples; up-to-date research; and personal voice seen in Reflect & Relate but with a new focus on student self-reflection; application; and adaptive learning. The compelling read is paired with a simplified feature program that prompts college students to measure concepts against their personal experiences while encouraging them to build essential skills to further improve their interpersonal lives.

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Table of contents

Table of contents :
Inside Cover
Title Page
Copyright Page
About the Author
Brief Contents
1. Introducing Interpersonal Communication
What Is Communication?
Defining Communication
Understanding Communication Models
What Is Interpersonal Communication?
Defining Interpersonal Communication
Principles of Interpersonal Communication
Motives for Interpersonal Communication
What Is Interpersonal Communication Competence?
Understanding Competence
Self-Quiz: Test Your Self-Monitoring
Improving Your Competence Online
Issues in Interpersonal Communication
Gender and Sexual Orientation
Online Communication
The Dark Side of Interpersonal Relationships
Chapter Review
2. Considering Self
The Components of Self
Self-Quiz: Test Your Self-Esteem
The Sources of Self
Gender and Self
Family and Self
Culture and Self
Presenting Your Self
Maintaining Your Public Self
The Importance of Online Self-Presentation
Improving Your Online Self-Presentation
The Relational Self
Opening Your Self to Others
Your Hidden and Revealed Selves
Disclosing Your Self to Others
Chapter Review
3. Perceiving Others
Perception as a Process
Selecting Information
Organizing the Information You’ve Selected
Interpreting the Information
Reducing Uncertainty
Influences on Perception
Perception and Culture
Perception and Gender
Self-Quiz: What Kind of Personality Do You Have?
Forming Impressions of Others
Constructing Gestalts
Calculating Algebraic Impressions
Using Stereotypes
Improving Your Perception of Others
Offering Empathy
Checking Your Perception
Chapter Review
4. Experiencing and Expressing Emotions
The Nature of Emotion
Defining Emotion
Feelings and Moods
Types of Emotions
Forces Shaping Emotion
Managing Your Emotional Experience and Expression
Emotional Intelligence
Managing Your Emotions after They Occur
Preventing Emotions
Reappraising Your Emotions
Emotional Challenges
Online Communication and Empathy Deficits
Self-Quiz: Test Your Chronic Hostility
Chapter Review
5. Understanding Culture
What Is Culture?
Culture Defined
Cultural Influences on Communication
Individualism versus Collectivism
High and Low Context
Uncertainty Avoidance
Emotion Displays
Power Distance
Masculinity versus Femininity
Views of Time
Self-Quiz: Are You an M-Time or a P-Time Person?
Creating Intercultural Communication Competence
Attributional Complexity
Communication Accommodation
Chapter Review
6. Listening Actively
Listening: A Five-Step Process
Self-Quiz: Multitasking and Attention
The Five Functions of Listening
Listening to Comprehend
Listening to Discern
Listening to Analyze
Listening to Appreciate
Listening to Support
Adapting Your Listening Purpose
Understanding Listening Styles
Four Listening Styles
Gender Differences in Listening Styles
Culture and Listening Styles
Preventing Incompetent Listening
Selective Listening
Aggressive Listening
Narcissistic Listening
Chapter Review
7. Communicating Verbally
Characteristics of Verbal Communication
Language Is Symbolic
Language Is Governed by Rules
Language Is Flexible
Language Is Cultural
Self-Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of American Dialects
Language Evolves
Functions of Verbal Communication
Sharing Meaning
Shaping Thought
Performing Actions
Crafting Conversations
Managing Relationships
Cooperative Verbal Communication
Understandable Messages
Using “I” Language
Using “We” Language
Gender and Cooperative Verbal Communication
Barriers to Cooperative Verbal Communication
Communication Apprehension
Defensive Communication
Verbal Aggression
Chapter Review
8. Communicating Nonverbally
Principles of Nonverbal Communication
Nonverbal Communication Uses Multiple Channels
Nonverbal Communication Is More Ambiguous
Nonverbal Communication Has Fewer Rules
Nonverbal Communication Has More Meaning
Nonverbal Communication Is Influenced by Culture
Nonverbal Communication Is Influenced by Gender
Nonverbal Communication Is Liberated through Technology
Nonverbal and Verbal Combine to Create Communication
Nonverbal Communication Codes
Communicating through Body Movements
Communicating through Voice
Communicating through Touch
Communicating through Personal Space
Communicating through Time
Communicating through Physical Appearance
Communicating through Objects
Communicating through the Environment
Functions of Nonverbal Communication
Conveying Meanings
Expressing Emotion
Presenting Self
Managing Interactions
Defining Relationships
Self-Quiz: Test Your Nonverbal Dominance Knowledge
Chapter Review
9. Managing Conflict and Power
Conflict and Interpersonal Communication
What Is Conflict?
Conflict in Relationships
Power and Conflict
Power’s Defining Characteristics
Power Currencies
Handling Conflict
Approaches to Handling Conflict
Self-Quiz: How Do You Approach Conflict?
Gender and Handling Conflict
Culture and Handling Conflict
Technology and Handling Conflict
Conflict Endings
Short-Term Conflict Resolutions
Long-Term Conflict Outcomes
Challenges to Handling Conflict
Self-Enhancing Thoughts
Destructive Messages
Serial Arguments
Physical Violence
Unsolvable Disputes
Chapter Review
10. Relationships with Romantic Partners
Defining Romantic Relationships
Liking and Loving
Different Types of Romantic Love
Key Elements of Romantic Relationships
Romantic Attraction
Physical Attractiveness
Reciprocal Liking
Technology and Romantic Attraction
Relationship Development and Deterioration
Coming Together
Coming Apart
Maintaining Romantic Relationships
Maintenance Strategies
Maintaining Romance across Distance
Deciding Whether to Maintain
Workplace Romances
Romantic Relationship Challenges
Self-Quiz: How Often Do You Betray Romantic Partners?
Dating Violence
Chapter Review
11. Relationships with Family Members
Defining Family
Defining Characteristics of Family
Types of Family
Family Stories
Communicating in Families
Communication Dimensions
Self-Quiz: What Communication Pattern Does Your Family Have?
Family Communication Patterns
Maintaining Family Relationships
Maintenance Strategies for Families
Technology and Family Maintenance
Dealing with Family Dialectics
Family Relationship Challenges
Stepfamily Transitions
Interparental Conflict
Chapter Review
12. Relationships with Friends
The Nature of Friendship
Friendship Defined
Friendship Functions
Friendship across the Life Span
Friendship, Culture, and Gender
Friendship and Technology
Types of Friendship
Best Friends
Cross-Category Friendships
Self-Quiz: What Kind of Friend Are You?
Workplace Friendships
Maintaining Friendships
Following Friendship Rules
Maintenance Strategies for Friends
Friendship Challenges
Geographic Separation
Attraction: Romance and FWB Relationships
Chapter Review
Inside Back Cover
Back Cover


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