Bridges Not Walls: A Book About Interpersonal Communication

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.

Bridges Not Walls: A Book About Interpersonal Communication

Author: John Stewart

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 9780073384993

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 624

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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.

Bridges, not walls

a book about interpersonal communication

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

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1497040795

Category: Education

Page: 50

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Bridges Not Walls, A Book About Interpersonal Communication. In this book, you will learn topics such as Communication Building Identities, Verbal and Nonverbal Contact, Inhaling: Perceiving and Listening, and Exhaling: Expressing and Disclosing plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Why Don't We Listen Better?

Communicating & Connecting in Relationships

Author: James C. Petersen

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0979155967

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

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You can listen your way to better relationships. This often humorous book, loaded with practical tips, examples, and techniques, will bail you out of touchy situations. Dr. Jim Petersen's powerfully intuitive yet tongue-in-cheek Flat Brain Theory shows how and why we get upset and confused and what to do about it. We may think we’re good listeners, but not many of us are. When others talk, we focus on what we think, rather than what they are trying to say. Few of us know how to use the power of listening to improve life for ourselves or those around us. Jim says that good communication uses the same skills in a professional office, on a date, in a corporate boardroom, or at a kitchen table. He discusses the need to abandon the win-lose mentality of the courtroom-like culture that so often puts us at odds with each other. “Listen” shows how to improve talking and listening skills using the Talker-Listener Card. This creative use of the “taking turns” we learned as children can end arguing as we know it. He presents more than thirty time-tested listening techniques to help you deal with common communication land mines and listen your way to better relationships, from intimate to casual and work-related. Petersen’s pièce de résistance, the inventive Talker-Listener Card is practical, easy to use and portable, a format that elevates idle banter and argument into the arena of authentic dialogue. When people use the card they help each other relax, think clearer and build empathy and cooperation. He includes chapters on using the Card to improve listening with couples, difficult groups and as a family dinner table game. It along with the book are great resources for counselors and counselees. Why Don’t We Listen Better? presents other original easy-to-use tools and techniques to help people develop skills at what he calls come-alive communication. E-book Apps are great ways to get the most out of this book. It is organized in short sections, labeled in the Table of Contents so you can click on and immediately find the technique or idea you want to review. The thirty listening techniques can travel with you, get you started improving your relationships and help you listen effectively. His insights will give you creative ways to handle both daily interactions and the difficult situations of anger, grief and conflict. This veteran counselor’s unique approach to listening has changed lives. He distilled forty plus years of pastoral experience, counseling and teaching into this informal volume loaded with practical tips, examples, and techniques to practice. An experienced seminar and workshop leader, Jim has taught his practical techniques to corporate clients, city governments, colleges and universities, the hearing-impaired community, students, teachers, parents, couples and churches. The informal manner that endears him to novices and experts alike is reflected in this valuable book for anyone who communicates with others. In retirement Jim maintains a counseling practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon, specializing in counseling couples and teaching effective communication. His degrees include a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary and a BA in mathematics from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

Gifts from the Heart

10 Ways to Build More Loving Relationships

Author: Randy Fujishin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742525023

Category: Psychology

Page: 136

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Helps learn, practice, and improve ten fundamental communication skills needed for any long-term relationship. Grounded in specific, manageable, and directed activities designed to immediately enhance relationships.

Communication in History

Technology, Culture, Society

Author: David Crowley,Paul Heyer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317349407

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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Updated in a new 6th edition, Communication in History reveals how media has been influential in both maintaining social order and as powerful agents of change. With revised new readings, this anthology continues to be, as one reviewer wrote, "the only book in the sea of History of Mass Communication books that introduces readers to a more expansive, intellectually enlivening study of the relationship between human history and communication history". From print to the Internet, this book encompasses a wide-range of topics, that introduces readers to a more expansive, intellectually enlivening study of the relationship between human history and communication history.

Evolution's Arrow

The Direction of Evolution and the Future of Humanity

Author: John Stewart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0646394975

Category: Science

Page: 356

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Evolution's Arrow argues that evolution is directional and progressive, and that this has major consequences for humanity. Without resort to teleology, the book demonstrates that evolution moves in the direction of producing cooperative organisations of greater scale and evolvability - evolution has organised molecular processes into cells, cells into organisms, and organisms into societies. The book founds this position on a new theory of the evolution of cooperation. It shows that self-interest at the level of the genes does not prevent cooperation from increasing as evolution unfolds. Evolution progresses by discovering ways to build cooperative organisations out of self-interested individuals. The book also shows that evolution itself has evolved. Evolution has progressively improved the ability of evolutionary mechanisms to discover effective adaptations. And it has produced new and better mechanisms. Evolution's Arrow uses this understanding of the direction of evolution to identify the next great steps in the evolution of life on earth - the steps that humanity must take if we are to continue to be successful in evolutionary terms. A key step for humanity is to increase the scale and evolvability of our societies, eventually forming a unified and cooperative society on the scale of the planet. We must also transform ourselves psychologically to become self-evolving organisms - organisms that are able to escape their biological and cultural past by adapting in whatever directions are necessary to achieve future evolutionary success.

Advanced General Relativity

Author: John Stewart,John M. Stewart

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521449465

Category: Science

Page: 228

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A self-contained introduction to advanced general relativity.

Communication across Cultures

Mutual Understanding in a Global World

Author: Heather Bowe,Kylie Martin,Howard Manns

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316216918

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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Communication across Cultures explores how cultural context affects the use and (mis)interpretation of language. It provides an accessible and interdisciplinary introduction to language and language variation in intercultural communication by drawing on both classic and cutting-edge research from pragmatics, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology and politeness studies. This new edition has been comprehensively updated to incorporate recent research, with an emphasis on the fluid and emergent practice of intercultural communication. It provides increased coverage of variation in language within and between cultures, drawing on real-world examples of spoken and written communication. The authors review classic concepts like 'face', 'politeness' and 'speech acts', but also critique these concepts and introduce more recent approaches. Each chapter provides a set of suggested readings, questions and exercises to enable the student to work through concepts and consolidate their understanding of intercultural communication. This is an excellent resource for students of linguistics and related disciplines.

Quantum Angel Healing

Energy Therapy and Communication with Angels

Author: Eva-Maria Mora

Publisher: BookPros, LLC

ISBN: 098450401X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 284

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Identifying and transforming the true cause of an illness or difficult life situation is a very complex task. Through connecting and communicating with angels, Quantum Angel (QA) Practitioners help those living with pain access the divine matrix and restore health and balance by applying the "Angel Healing Formula."QA Healing applies fundamental concepts of quantum physics to perform healing, either hands-on or at a distance. It uses diagnostic intuition, clairvoyance, telepathy, energy healing, and prayer and goes beyond physical death and integrates nonphysical helpers in the process.

Why Noise Matters

A Worldwide Perspective on the Problems, Policies and Solutions

Author: John Stewart,Francis McManus,Nigel Rodgers,Val Weedon,Arline Bronzaft

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134934106

Category: Political Science

Page: 174

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Is noise the most neglected green issue of our age? This book argues compellingly that it is, and tells you all you need to know about noise as a social, cultural, environmental and health issue. Across the world, more people are disturbed by noise in their day-today lives than by any other pollutant on Earth. From the shanty towns of Mumbai to the smart boulevards of Paris, noise is a problem. It is damaging people's health, costing billions, and threatening the world's natural sound systems in the same way that climate change is altering its eco-systems. Drawing on evidence from all over the world, this book showcases policies and strategies that have worked to decrease noise pollution, and offers lessons for policymakers and environmental health professionals, campaigners and any individual affected by noise. Written by a renowned noise campaigner and experts in law and health, this book tells you all you need to know about noise as a social, cultural and environmental issue and how we can act to build a more peaceful world.

Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Communication

Author: William B. Gudykunst

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761929000

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 302

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This book has the chapters from the Handbook of International and Intercultural Communication, Second Edition relating to the structure and growth of cross-cultural and intercultural communication. With an expanded forward by William Gudykunst it is an invaluable resource for students and lecturers of communications studies.

The Interpersonal Communication Book

Author: Joseph A. DeVito

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780133753813

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

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NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyCommunicationLab® does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyCommunicationLab search for 0134127099 / 9780134127095 The Interpersonal Communication Book plus MyCommunicationLab for Interpersonal Communication -- Access Card Package, 14/e, which contains: 0133753816 / 9780133753813 The Interpersonal Communication Book, 14/e 0133913910 / 9780133913910 MyCommunicationLab for Interpersonal Communication Access Card MyCommunicationLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For courses in Interpersonal Communication Choices Behind Human Communication The Interpersonal Communication Book approaches the subject of communication through integrative theory, research, and hands-on methods. A threefold approach identifies important communicative concepts: choices in interpersonal situations, the theories and research that support these choices, and the communication skills necessary to effectively use these theories. The text allows readers to examine the question of how, when, and through which channels they should communicate in different contexts. The Fourteenth Edition provides the newest insights and research in person-to-person interaction, making for an up-to-date source for communication study. New features and chapter-by-chapter updates make Interpersonal Communication the most comprehensive, relevant source on the topic. Also available with MyCommunicationLab MyCommunicationLab for the Interpersonal Communication course extends learning online, engaging students and improving results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they've learned. And MediaShare offers an easy, mobile way for students and instructors to interact and engage with speeches, visual aids, group projects, and other files. Please note: this version of MyCommunicationLab does not include an eText. The Interpersonal Communication Book, Fourteenth Edition is also available via REVEL(tm), an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn.

Listening

the forgotten skill

Author: Madelyn Burley-Allen

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

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A proven program for turning effective listening into a powerful business tool Managers and other employees spend more than 40 percent of their time listening to other people but often do it so poorly that the result is misunderstood instructions, misdirected projects, and erroneous actions--millions of dollars' worth of mistakes just because most people don't know how to listen. In this new edition of her classic guide to the art of effective listening, Madelyn Burley-Allen shows you how to acquire active, productive listening skills and put them to work for you--professionally, socially, and personally. With her time-tested techniques, you'll learn how to: * Eliminate distractions and improve your concentration on what is being said * Locate key words, phrases, and ideas while listening * Cut through your own listening biases * Interpret body language clues * Ask constructive, nonthreatening questions that elicit real information * Get others to listen to you * Master a whole range of listening skills that you can use on the job and in your personal life Listening: The Forgotten Skill uses an interactive learning approach with work-sheets, charts, graphs, and self-tests that help you pace and monitor your own progress.

Theories of Small Groups

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Author: Marshall Scott Poole,Andrea B. Hollingshead

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780761930761

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 462

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Theories of Small Groups: Interdisciplinary Perspectives brings together the threads that unify the field of group research. The book is designed to define and describe theoretical perspectives on groups and to highlight select research findings within those perspectives. In this text, editors Marshall Scott Poole and Andrea B. Hollingshead capitalize on the theoretical advances made over the last fifty years by integrating models and theories of small groups into a set of nine general theoretical perspectives. Theories of Small Groups is the first book to assess, synthesize, integrate, and evaluate the body of theory and research on small groups across disciplinary boundaries.

Breakthrough Communication: A Powerful 4-Step Process for Overcoming Resistance and Getting Results

Author: Harrison Monarth

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071830073

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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4 EASY STEPS TO DRIVING EXEMPLARY COLLABORATION AND POSITIVE BUSINESS RESULTS People don't always communicate well. It's a fact of life. But you don't have to be a helpless witness or participant in a conversation that steadily unravels into misunderstandings, confusion, and even hostility. You can take charge--and you can make a difference! Breakthrough Communication provides easy-to-implement strategies for virtually any business situation, whether it's one-on-one or within a group. "Not since Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People has there been such a valuable roadmap for bringing high-impact results." -- Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times bestselling author of What Got You Here Won't Get You There and MOJO "A practical and insightful translation of cutting-edge psychological science research." -- Laura Kray, PhD, Warren E. & Carol Spieker Professor of Leadership, University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business "Destined to become a classic, Breakthrough Communication tells the truth about achieving status in and dominating your niche. If you can handle the truth, this book will change your life." -- Kevin Hogan, PsyD, author of The Science of Influence "This book is a true breakthrough itself. If you want to learn to communicate better, you must read this book!" -- Dave Kerpen, New York Times bestselling author of Likeable Social Media and Likeable Leadership "Breakthrough Communication is a smart and entertaining read for anyone who wants to be successful with people." -- Debra Benton, President, Benton Management Resources, Inc., and author of The CEO Difference