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The Interpersonal Communication Playbook

Second Edition
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March 2023 | 720 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Written in a conversational style and presented in an innovative handbook format, The Interpersonal Communication Playbook empowers students to take an active role in the development of their communication skills in both physical and digital arenas. Bestselling authors Teri Kwal Gamble and Michael W. Gamble provide students with ample opportunities to make personal observations, examine personal experiences, and assess their personal growth across interpersonal contexts. The Second Edition features a new chapter on The Cultural Dynamics of Interpersonal Communication in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and lessons learned on adapting communication skills to changing conditions, ways to develop communication resiliency, and the value in practicing mindfulness.

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Chapter 1: Interpersonal Communication Takes Two
 
Chapter 2: Self-Concept, Identity, and Self-Presentation
 
Chapter 3: The Cultural Dynamics of Interpersonal Communication
 
Chapter 4: Interpersonal Perception and Social Experience
 
Chapter 5: Listening Mindfully in Relationships
 
Chapter 6: The Verbal Code: Words, Meanings, and Relationships
 
Chapter 7: Nonverbal Communication Reveals More
 
Chapter 8: Conversations: Social Glue
 
Chapter 9: The Communication of Emotion
 
Chapter 10: Trust and Deception in Relationships
 
Chapter 11: Interpersonal Power and Influencer Culture
 
Chapter 12: Conflict in Relationships
 
Chapter 13: The Relationship Dynamics of Friendship and Romance
 
Chapter 14: Navigating Relational Turning Points
 
Chapter 15: Relationship Contexts: Family, Work, and Health-Related Settings

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LMS cartridge included with this title for use in Blackboard, Canvas, Brightspace by Desire2Learn (D2L), and Moodle

The LMS cartridge makes it easy to import this title’s instructor resources into your learning management system (LMS). These resources include:
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  • Editable chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides
  • Sample course syllabi
  • Lecture notes
  • All tables and figures from the textbook
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You can still access the online resources for this title via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site.
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • The new edition is available in 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 on The Cultural Dynamics of Interpersonal Communication.
  • Updated examples including how COVID has affected interpersonal communication and new literary and pop culture examples.
  • New coverage of how to adapt communication skills to changing conditions, how to build communication resiliency, and the benefits of learning to practice mindfulness.
KEY FEATURES:
  • Insightful, relatable examples and real-world scenarios engage students and encourage them to critically reflect on their own communication dynamics.
  • Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter outline key objectives and help students master important concepts and prepare for exams.
  • Opening vignettes introduce the relevance of chapter content through a contemporary example of communication in action, exemplifying chapter themes with engaging and relevant stories.
  • "What Do You Know?" features promote self-assessment of knowledge and encourages students to address any misconceptions they discover.
  • "Try This" boxes promote active learning and provide students with opportunities to put their skills into practice.
  • "Reflect On This" boxes connect theory with practice—bringing key concepts and ideas to life.
  • "Analyze This" boxes encourage students to apply critical thinking to examples of interpersonal encounters from literature and popular culture.
  • "Connect the Case" features include chapter-ending cases designed to help students assess interpersonal communication outcomes to help solidify and further develop the skills learned.
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