Bridges Not Walls

A Book about Interpersonal Communication

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Author: John Robert Stewart

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

ISBN: 9780072400823

Category: Psychology

Page: 697

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John Stewart's highly acclaimed, one-of-a-kind reader features a broad range of scholarly and popular articles drawn from a variety of disciplines, including communication, philosophy, social science, counseling, and psychology. Some topics covered in this book include the following: the nature of interpersonal contact; defining ourselves as communicators; promoting dialogue; connections between verbal and nonverbal cues; communicating with families and friends; listening; deception and betrayal; interpersonal ethics; a spiritual approach to interpersonal communication; diversity.

Bridges, not walls

a book about interpersonal communication

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Author: John Stewart,John Robert Stewart

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780201072273

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 298

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Bridges Not Walls: A Book About Interpersonal Communication

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Author: John Stewart

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780073534312

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 560

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Since the first edition in 1973, Bridges Not Walls has examined the power and promise of interpersonal communication in intimate relationships, families, communities, and cultures. The text presents a broad range of scholarly and popular articles drawn from several disciplines, including communication, psychology, and philosophy, all chosen for their understandability and practical applicability. Within these readings are thought-provoking discussions of interpersonal contact, identity-management, verbal and nonverbal cues, perception, listening, assertiveness and self-disclosure, family communication, intimacy and social support, defensiveness and hurtful communication, conflict management, culture, and dialogue. Together, the readings emphasize the social and relational elements of human communication, the overlapping influence of verbal and nonverbal cues, the prominence of culture, and the close connection between quality of communication and quality of life.

Dialogic Civility in a Cynical Age

Community, Hope, and Interpersonal Relationships

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Author: Ronald C. Arnett,Pat Arneson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791443255

Category: Psychology

Page: 331

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Dialogic Civility in a Cynical Age offers a philosophical and pragmatic response to unreflective cynicism. Considering that each of us has faced inappropriate cynical communication in families, educational institutions, and the workplace, this book offers insight and practical guidance for people interested in improving their interpersonal relationships in an age of rampant cynicism.

An Introduction to Communication Studies

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Author: Sheila Steinberg

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9780702172618

Category: Communication

Page: 341

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In this introductory textbook, the author contextualises approaches and theories on cornmunication studies by making use of local examples from the mass media, as well as relevant political and social experiences. The book is divided into two parts. The first provides students with a strong foundation in communication while the second focuses on the areas of specialisation within communication studies. Each chapter starts with the learning Outcomes and a short overview of the chapter. Students can monitor their learning by using the summaries and 'test yourself' questions at the end of every chapter. Scenarios provide examples of how the theory can be applied in practice. This makes for a learner-friendly and accessible book which will prove invaluable to Students and professionals alike. Beginner students majoring in Communication Studies, as well as those studying towards various degrees or qualifications where communication is a prerequisite will find this book useful.

Conflict Management and Intercultural Communication

The Art of Intercultural Harmony

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Author: Xiaodong Dai,Guo-Ming Chen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351971484

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 318

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In the globally interconnected world, conflicts often arise as a result of tensions between different cultural perceptions and diverse social preferences. Effectively managing conflicts and harmonizing intercultural relationships are essential tasks of intercultural communication research. This book seeks to find effective intercultural conflict management solutions by bringing together a group of leading international scholars from different disciplines to tackle the problem. Consisting of two parts, this book covers major theoretical perspectives of conflict management and harmony development in the first and conflict management and harmony development in different cultural contexts in the second. Integrating the latest work on conflict management and intercultural harmony, Conflict Management and Intercultural Communication takes an interdisciplinary approach, adopts diverse perspectives, and provides for a wide range of discussions. It will serve as a useful resource for teachers, researchers, students and professionals alike.

Interpretive Approaches to Interpersonal Communication

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Author: Kathryn Carter,Mick Presnell

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791418482

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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The authors fill two contemporary needs: (1) they provide a collection of essays that raises theoretical and methodological issues in the study of interpersonal communication relevant to all researchers in this area of study, and (2) they present a general approach to interpersonal communication that has gained wide acceptance among practitioners and educators, but has been under-represented by advanced research texts.

Interpersonal Communication

Building Connections Together

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Author: Teri Kwal Gamble,Michael W. Gamble

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483322041

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 496

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Written in a conversational style for students living in today's world of ever-evolving media and new technology, this hands-on skills guide by Teri Kwal Gamble and Michael W. Gamble puts students at the center of interpersonal communication. To help them become better, more successful communicators, married author team Teri Kwal Gamble and Michael Gamble shed new light on the dynamics of students' everyday interactions and relationships, and give students the tools they need to develop and cultivate effective communication skills. Using an applied, case-study approach that draws from popular culture and students' own experiences, Gamble and Gamble go beyond skill building by encouraging readers to critically reflect on their own communication patterns and actively apply relevant theory to develop and maintain healthy relationships with family, friends, romantic partners, and co-workers. Designed to promote self-reflection and develop students' interpersonal communication skills, each chapter of this engaging text examines how media, technology, gender, and culture affect the dynamics of relationships and self-expression.

A Century of Communication Studies

The Unfinished Conversation

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Author: Pat J. Gehrke,William M. Keith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134062869

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

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This volume chronicles the development of communication studies as a discipline, providing a history of the field and identifying opportunities for future growth. Editors Pat J. Gehrke and William M. Keith have assembled an exceptional list of communication scholars who, in the thirteen chapters contained in this book, cover the breadth and depth of the field. Organized around themes and concepts that have enduring historical significance and wide appeal across numerous subfields of communication, A Century of Communication Studies bridges research and pedagogy, addressing themes that connect classroom practice and publication. Published in the 100th anniversary year of the National Communication Association, this collection highlights the evolution of communication studies and will serve future generations of scholars as a window into not only our past but also the field’s collective possibilities.

Beyond Persuasion

Communication Strategies for Healthcare Managers in the Digital Age

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Author: Patricia J. Parsons

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442667540

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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The advent of social media has forever changed how organizations communicate with the public, and healthcare organizations are no exception. Beyond Persuasion provides healthcare managers with a guide to using strategic communication to meet both personal and professional objectives in the digital age. Whether healthcare managers are conducting meetings with employees, answering massive amounts of email, or keeping up with Twitter feeds, their success ultimately depends on their strategic communication skills. The first book to offer a strategic approach to managerial communication in health care, Beyond Persuasion is full of valuable information on issues such as how to develop fundamental skills, communicate strategically with internal groups such as employees and medical staff, and develop relationships with the external community and both traditional and new media. In this new edition, Patricia J. Parsons has added new references and resources and has updated the text with fresh material on how to weave social media tools, tactics, strategies, and policies into the fundamental discussion about communication as a personal, professional, and organizational priority.