Some of us may believe that interpersonal communication is a matter of common sense or that skillful communication is an innate ability that you either have or you don’t. In this text, Denise Solomon and Jennifer Theiss demonstrate that interpersonal communication skills are not just common sense; nor are they mysterious qualities that defy learning. Interpersonal Communication: Putting Theory into Practice draws on theory and research in the interpersonal communication discipline to help you identify strategies to improve your communication skills. Denise and Jen introduce interpersonal communication as a subject of scientific research that has enormous relevance to your daily lives. You will learn to use what researchers have discovered about interpersonal communication to improve your own ability to communicate well. You will also read about contemporary research in interpersonal communication, a foundation for establishing skill-building tips.
In making research accessible, Denise and Jen show that communication scholars tackle important questions that have real-life relevance, and they dispel myths about interpersonal communication. A touchstone throughout this book is a commitment to topics and applications that can help you in many different situations and throughout your life. The companion website provides self-assessment quizzes, video interviews with scholars, and more. When you have finished reading this text, you will be better prepared to communicate effectively in all areas of your world, with skills and understanding that you can use to improve your interactions with the people around you.
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This textbook is easy and fun to read. It's very organized and laid out well as a digital textbook (which I am currently renting) Jennifer Thiess is currently my professor for Communication Theory and she's an excellent educator. It's funny use this book for my Communication Relationships class but when I'm in my Theory class and hear Prof. Thiess talk, it's the same or similar information/examples that was detailed in the textbook.
It's clear, simple and to the point. It's also easy to pick out what's important for exams. And the author's my professor, lol
Amazing book. Explains interpersonal communication through various theories and concepts. Definitely improved my knowledge of communication. It contains some psychological concepts, which makes it even more interesting.
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