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Interpersonal Encounters
Connecting Through Communication

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March 2022 | 480 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
With a practical and innovative approach, Interpersonal Encounters: Connecting through Communication shows students how interpersonal communication skills can be best used to accomplish everyday relationship goals. Authors Laura K. Guerrero and Bree McEwan present chapters that focus on functions of interpersonal communication in our everyday lives, and demonstrate how concepts, theories, and contemporary research apply to building, maintaining, and ending relationships. By using this framework, the text better prepares students to improve communication in their own relationships. A final capstone chapter presents eight main principles of effective communication by examining and reflecting on key concepts from the twelve core chapters. The book’s functional approach, unique structure, and discussions of current research are in service of one main goal: to help students become better communicators in their personal and professional lives. 

 
Chapter 1: Understanding Interpersonal Communication
 
Chapter 2: Performing the Self
 
Chapter 3: First Impressions and Initial Attraction
 
Chapter 4: Communicating Across Cultures
 
Chapter 5: Making and Managing Conversation
 
Chapter 6: Expressing and Managing Emotion
 
Chapter 7: Influencing Others
 
Chapter 8: Initiating and Developing Relationships
 
Chapter 9: Maintaining Quality Relationships
 
Chapter 10: Managing Conflict Communication
 
Chapter 11: Coping with Transgressions
 
Chapter 12: Ending Relationships
 
Capstone Chapter: Connections and Conclusions

Supplements

Instructor Resource Site

edge.sagepub.com/guerreroie

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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:

  • Test banks
  • Editable chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides
  • Lecture notes
  • All tables and figures from the textbook 

Don’t use an LMS platform?

You can still access all of the same online resources for this title via the password-protected 
Instructor Resource Site.

The open-access Student Study Site makes it easy for students to maximize their study time, anywhere, anytime. It offers flashcards that strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts, as well as learning objectives that reinforce the most important material.

Student Study Site
edge.sagepub.com/guerreroie

The open-access Student Study Site makes it easy for students to maximize their study time, anywhere, anytime. It offers flashcards that strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts, as well as learning objectives that reinforce the most important material.
Key features
KEY FEATURES

The book's unique organization and functional approach guides students to think about how communication can best be used to meet different relationship goals and in different stages and types of relationships. 

Skill Builders lead students to think about their own communication skills and ways to improve and refine their skills.

“I Didn’t Know That!” boxes highlight something that students might not know or expect, encouraging critical thinking and the importance of doing research.

“What Would You Do?” boxes present students with different scenarios and ask students how they would respond ethically and practically to situations.

Each chapter ends with principles that tie together some of the ideas and concepts students learned, creating a “big picture” understanding of interpersonal communication. 

Reflection Questions at the end of each chapter prompt students to think about their own communication and/or reflect upon key issues in the chapter.

The capstone chapter summarizes major principles that are central to being a more effective communicator in interpersonal interactions. 

Vantage Reference: 
Interpersonal Encounters- Vantage Digital Option

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ISBN: 9781071859247
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ISBN: 9781452270197
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