Connecting: A Culture-Sensitive Approach to Interpersonal Communication Competency

Connecting: A Culture-Sensitive Approach to Interpersonal Communication Competency


By (author) Roy M. Berko, By (author) Lawrence B. Rosenfeld, By (author) Larry A. Samovar

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  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 440 pages
  • Dimensions: 191mm x 234mm x 19mm | 721g
  • Publication date: 1 June 1997
  • Publication City/Country: Belmont, CA
  • ISBN 10: 0155032275
  • ISBN 13: 9780155032279
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition

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Using a competency-based approach, this text provides a complete overview of the research and theories of interpersonal communication. This integrated approach stresses the development of communication competencies, including skills, understanding of the theory and research that contextualize the skills and make them relevant to learning, and the motivation to put the skills into practice. The inclusion of intercultural and gender material throughout the text makes CONNECTING relevant to the students' daily communication.

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Table of contents

1. Foundations for Communication Competency. 2. Conceiving the Self. 3. The Self and Others. 4. Listening. 5. Nonverbal Communication. 6. Verbal Communication. 7. Stress and Communication Anxiety. 8. Interpersonal Relationship Process. 9. Beginning, Maintaining, and Ending Interpersonal Relationships. 10. Interpersonal Relationships in the Family. 11. Managing Relational Discord.