Interpersonal Communication: Everyday Encounters, 8th Edition
- Julia T. Wood
- ISBN-10: 128544583X
- ISBN-13: 9781285445830
- 432 Pages | Paperback
- Previous Editions: 2013, 2010, 2007
- COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published
Written by leading scholar and award-winning teacher Julia T. Wood, INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: EVERYDAY ENCOUNTERS, 8e relates theory and skills directly to students' everyday interactions as it delivers a solid introduction to interpersonal communication. Completely up to date, the new Eighth Edition integrates the latest communication research, including findings from more than 125 new sources. Reflecting the author's expertise in gender and social diversity, the text includes an unparalleled focus on diversity. The new edition also features increased coverage of social media and an expanded emphasis on ethical choices. It addresses such timely issues as emotional intelligence and forgiveness, interracial relationships, safe sex, ways to deal with abuse from intimates, race-related differences between conflict styles, and the power of language. In addition, the text is available with MindTap—a fully online, highly personalized teaching experience that enhances learner engagement and improves outcomes while reducing instructor workload.
“The text breaks down a complicated subject into specific digestible chunks and teaches to competencies in those chunks. I think that this text does a great job with organization. This is a book I can take in order. It is a book that makes sense.”
— Jason Stone, Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City
Part I: THE FABRIC OF INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION.
1. A First Look at Interpersonal Communication.
2. Communication and Personal Identity.
3. Perception and Communication.
4. The World of Words.
5. The World Beyond Words.
6. Mindful Listening.
Part II: WEAVING COMMUNICATION INTO RELATIONSHIPS.
7. Emotions and Communication.
8. Communication Climate: The Foundation of Personal Relationships.
9. Managing Conflict in Relationships.
10. Friendships in Our Lives.
11. Committed Romantic Relationships.
12. Communication in Families.
Epilogue: Continuing the Conversation.
All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.
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