Interpersonal Communication : Everyday Encounters, 5th Edition
This best-selling text by a leading voice in the field offers a distinct alternative to existing textbooks for the introductory course in interpersonal communication. This text offers a theoretically unified but pragmatic introduction to the concepts, principles, and skills of interpersonal communication in a multicultural society. INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: EVERYDAY ENCOUNTERS consistently integrates ethics and issues of social diversity into coverage of both discussions and mastery of skills, and it shows how interpersonal communication theory and skills pertain to students' daily encounters with others. INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: EVERYDAY ENCOUNTERS pays unparalleled attention to social diversity and emphasizes theories, research, and skills that are anchored in the field of communication.
Wood (humanities, U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) presents a introductory textbook on interpersonal communication that begins with models, principles, and definitions, and moves on to communication and the creation of self, perception, language, nonverbal communication, listening, emotions, personal relationships, conflict, and friendship and romantic relationships. This edition contains a chapter on communication in families, gives greater attention to the workplace, includes new research references, has a lengthier discussion of safe sex, has more examples, and integrates current topics such as technology and HIV-AIDS into the text. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)