This textbook on communication is directly relevant to a multiplicity of research areas and professions. This revised edition has been expanded to include further research as well as a new chapter on negotiating.
Practical skills for developing successful relationships—both face-to-face and online Written in a conversational style and presented in an innovative handbook format, The Interpersonal Communication Playbook empowers you to take an active role in the development of your communication skills. Best-selling authors Teri Kwal Gamble and Michael Gamble provide you with abundant opportunities to make personal observations, analyze personal experiences, and assess personal growth across interpersonal contexts. Offering an array of communication settings for you to practice your skills, this text makes it easy for you to see how relevant theory can be applied to develop and maintain healthy relationships with family, friends, romantic partners, and coworkers. Key Features Insightful, relatable examples and real-world scenarios engage you and encourage you to critically reflect on your own communication dynamics. “Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter outline key objectives and help you master important concepts and prepare for exams. Opening vignettes introduce the relevance of chapter content through a contemporary example of communication in action, exemplifying chapter themes with engaging and relevant stories. “What Do You Know?” features promotes self-assessment of knowledge and encourages you to address any misconceptions you discover. “Try This” boxes promote active learning and provide you with opportunities to put your skills into practice. “Reflect On This” boxes connect theory with practice—bringing key concepts and ideas to life. “Analyze This” boxes encourage you to apply critical thinking to examples of interpersonal encounters from literature and popular culture. “Connect the Case” features includes chapter-ending cases designed to help you assess interpersonal communication outcomes to help solidify and further develop the skills learned.
Improving your powers of communication can encourage powerful communication with your parishioners. A Pastor’s Guide to Interpersonal Communication: The Other Six Days provides students preparing for the pastoral ministry with specialized training in communications that focuses on the kind of one-on-one conversations they can expect to have with their parishioners. This comprehensive book examines a variety of essential topics, including perception, self-disclosure, verbal and nonverbal messages, listening, stages of relational development, power assertiveness and dominance, conflict management, forgiveness, persuasion, dual relationships, pastoral family communication, and how to develop a communications model. Each chapter includes “Pastoral Conversations,” real-life dialogues presented for analysis; “Key Concepts” for quick student review; “Meanings Mania,” self-tests on vocabulary; and “Unleashing the Power of Interpersonal Communication,” student exercises that reinforce the practical aspects of key principles. While many pastors have a great love for the people they minister to, they have difficulty demonstrating that love because they lack the skills to develop and maintain relationships. This book explores how communication works and how to make it work for you, applying the best available interpersonal communications techniques to your relationships with the real people of the church—your parishioners. A Pastor’s Guide to Interpersonal Communication: The Other Six Days examines: how self-disclosure works and when it’s appropriate for a pastor stumbling blocks and building blocks for effective listening the differences between power, assertiveness, and dominance and when to use each conflict management styles and negotiation strategies several myths about forgiveness dual relationships and how to avoid them pitfalls to avoid in pastoral family communication and much more A Pastor’s Guide to Interpersonal Communication: The Other Six Days is an essential resource for Bible college students and for students at the pre-ministerial and seminary levels. It’s also a valuable professional tool for clergy practitioners who need help with their communication skills.
Interpersonal communication has been studied in terms of both communication functions and specialized contexts. This handbook comprehensively covers the field including research on processes of social influence, the role of communication in the development, maintenance and decline of close personal relationships, nonverbal communication, cognitive approaches, communication and conflict, bargaining and negotiation, health communication, organizational socialization and supervisor-subordinate communication, social networks, and technologically-mediated interpersonal communication. Two chapters are dedicated to research methods in the field. The handbook includes chapters by widely recognized and respected scholars in the field.
Updated in its 13th edition, Joseph Devito's The Interpersonal Communication Book provides a highly interactive presentation of the theory, research, and skills of interpersonal communication with integrated discussions of diversity, ethics, workplace issues, face-to-face and computer-mediated communication and a new focus on the concept of choice in communication. This thirteenth edition presents a comprehensive view of the theory and research in interpersonal communication and, at the same time, guides readers to improve a wide range of interpersonal skills. The text emphasizes how to choose among those skills and make effective communication choices in a variety of personal, social, and workplace relationships
Seminar paper from the year 2019 in the subject Communications - Interpersonal Communication, Mekelle University (Collage of Social Sciences and Languages), language: English, abstract: The main purpose of this research was to study students’ perceptions in intrapersonal communication and its influence towards their interpersonal communication. To conduct the study, qualitative method was used. The data was gathered in individual in-depth interview and focus group discussions that are the appropriate way of data gathering for a qualitative study. For the purpose of gathering accurate and full information from the respondents about subject matter, the study use purposive and convenience sampling method. With sample size of 27, who are 15 students from 1st, 2nd, 3rd year journalism & communication department and 12 students from 1st, 2nd and 3rd year psychology students the in-depth interview was conducted with a total number of 6 individuals. Among different types of communication, interpersonal communication and intrapersonal communication are the two basic types of communication. Group, organizational and mass communications are the others. People exchange their ideas, believes, opinions or emotions by communicating with each other. During their day to day interaction, people send and receive messages. Interpersonal communication occurs when people communicate on a one to one basis – usually in an informal, unstructured setting. This kind of communication occurs between two people, though it may include more than two. Intrapersonal communication and interpersonal communication are highly related with another. The way we communicate with ourselves directly affects the way we communicate with each other. Therefore, this study is focused on analyzing students' perceptions on the influence of intrapersonal communication towards their interpersonal communication.
Communication scholars have long recognized the importance of understanding associations between our bodies and communication messages and processes. In the past decade, there has been an increased focus on the role of physiology in interpersonal interactions, resulting in a surge of research exploring topics related to communication in close relationships. This growing line of research explores topics such as affectionate communication, forgiveness, communication apprehension, and social support. Contributing to the increase in physiological research on communication processes is a greater recognition of the bi-directional nature of the associations between communication and the body. Researchers study both the physiological outcomes of communication episodes (e.g., stress responses to conflict conversations), as well as the effects of physiology on communication process (e.g., the influence of hormones on post-sex communication). The Oxford Handbook of the Physiology of Interpersonal Communication offers a comprehensive review of the most prolific areas of research investigating both the physiological outcomes of interpersonal communication and the effects of physiology on interpersonal interactions. This volume brings together thirty-three leading scholars in the field and draws on research from communication studies, physiology, psychology, and neuroscience. Based on quantitative research methods, the Handbook serves as a resource for both researchers and students interested in investigating the mutual influence of physiology and communication in close relationships.
Interpersonal Communication focuses on the basic processes of interpersonal communication, emphasizing the importance of reciprocal influence processes in face-to-face interaction. The topics discussed in this book include the manipulation of interpersonal communication; dual aspect of human communication; dimensions of social interaction; nonverbal communication; and social interaction in subhuman primates. The psychotherapy as interpersonal communication; study of disturbed communication in families; and development of interpersonal communication in children are also deliberated. This text likewise covers the cultural differences in interpersonal communication and study of interpersonal processes. This publication is intended for social psychologists, but is also a good reference for those working in related disciplines that require a social psychological treatment of the subject.