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Interpersonal Communication
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Interpersonal Communication

5th edition
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November 2022 | 464 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
With its unique skill-building approach, Interpersonal Communication provides students with the knowledge and practice they need to make effective choices as communicators in today's rapidly changing, technologically advanced, and diverse society. Rather than "telling" students how to communicate, authors Richard L. West and Lynn H. Turner integrate skill sets in each chapter so students can apply what they learn to their own lives. Rich with current examples and coverage of technology, social media, and diversity, this new Fifth Edition makes clear connections among theory, skills, and the situations we all encounter daily. 

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Chapter 1. Foundations of Interpersonal Communication
 
Chapter 2. Culture and Interpersonal Communication
 
Chapter 3. Perception, the Self, and Others
 
Chapter 4. Communicating Verbally
 
Chapter 5. Communicating Nonverbally
 
Chapter 6. Effective Listening and Responding
 
Chapter 7. Interpersonal Communication and Emotion
 
Chapter 8. Communicating Personal Disclosures
 
Chapter 9. Interpersonal Conflict
 
Chapter 10. Communicating in Close Relationships
 
Chapter 11. Communicating with Families, Friends, and Romantic Partners

Very attractive, well laid out, and concise.

Anita P. Chirco
Keuka College

. . . Not just for a college-level interpersonal communication course, but also for anyone who thinks interpersonal communication matters.

Erting Sa
SUNY Albany

A complete and intelligent discussion of interpersonal communication, which I believe holds the key to a more civil and supportive world.

Laurie Arliss
Ithaca College

A book that students are likely to find interesting and readable and that uses many examples to illustrate the concepts of interpersonal communication.

Erica J. Gannon
Clayton State University
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Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION: 
  • The new edition is available as a digital option through SAGE Vantage, an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality SAGE textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support. Learn more
  • New chapter-opening vignettes start off each chapter with an example that reinforces key concepts using current examples like social justice, diversity, and inclusion.
  • New Technology and Social Media sections explain how chapter topics are connected to and affected by social media and technology.
  • Reinforcing the skill-building approach, new Skill-Set sections provide students with key skills to help improve communication.
KEY FEATURES: 
  • Online “Self-Assessments” within each chapter, exclusively in Vantage, allow students to reflect and build their skills by completing a questionnaire of their communication behaviors and attitudes.
  • IPC Careers and IPC Around Us features help students discover the relevance of interpersonal communication in their everyday lives.
  • IPC Voices features provide insight from students' perspectives while learning different concepts about interpersonal communication.
  • Apply It! features give students multiple opportunities to apply the theories they are learning to their life experiences.
  • Chapter wrap-ups and questions for reflection provide students with opportunities to assess what they have learned in the chapter.
Vantage Reference: 
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