Reaching Out: Interpersonal Effectiveness and Self-Actualization, 11th edition

  • David H. Johnson

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Reaching Out examines psychological theories and research on building and maintaining relationships. Preparing you for nearly any occupation, the text provides an engaging, experiential approach to developing and refining interpersonal skills.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2014

ISBN-13: 9780137618194

Subject: Educational Psychology

Category: Self-Development in Education

Table of contents


Exercises xv

The Importance of Interpersonal Skills
The Power of Interpersonal Skills
The Relationship Imperative
Why Improve Your Interpersonal Skills
Interpersonal Skills and Relationships
Difficulties in Forming Relationships
What's in This Book
The Application of Social Science Research to Interpersonal Skills
Learning Interpersonal Skills
Accepting the Invitation
Comprehension Test A
Comprehension Test B

Chapter 2
Appropriate Self-Disclosure: Getting to Know Each Other
Being Open with and to Other People
Self-Disclosure and Self-Awareness
Self-Awareness Through Feedback from Others
Self-Disclosure and Self-Acceptance
Self-Disclosure and Self-Presentation
Comprehension Test A
Comprehension Test B

Chapter 3
Developing and Maintaining Trust
Developing and Maintaining Trust
Building Interpersonal Trust
Being Trusting and Trustworthy
Trust and Communication
Destroying Trust
Reestablishing Trust After It Has Been Broken
Trusting Appropriately
Trusting as a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
Personal Proclivity to Trust
Trust in Friendships
Comprehension Test
Chapter Review

Chapter 4
Increasing Your Communication Skills
What Is Communication?
Effective Communication versus Misunderstandings
Comprehension Test A
Sending Messages Effectively
Comprehension Test B
Comprehension Test C
Improving Your Receiving Skills
Theory on Listening and Responding
Comprehension Test D
Theory on Selective Perception in Listening and Responding
Comprehension Test E
Comprehension Test F
Toward Improved Communication Skills
Communicating Online
Chapter Review

Chapter 5
Expressing Your Feelings Verbally
The Power of Feeling
Saying What You Feel
What's Going on Inside?
Comprehension Test A
When Feelings Are Not Expressed
Comprehension Test B
Expressing Your Feelings Verbally
Comprehension Test C
Checking Your Perception of Another's Feelings
Chapter Review

Chapter 6
Expressing Your Feelings
Nonverbal Communication
Characteristics of Nonverbal Communication
The Importance of Congruence Between Verbal and Nonverbal Messages
Status and Power in Nonverbal Expressions
Chapter Review

Chapter 7
Helpful Listening and Responding
Responding to Another Person's Problems
Intentions Underlying the Responses
Comprehension Test A
Helping People Solve Their Problems
Listening and Responding Alternatives
Comprehension Test B
Phrasing an Accurate Understanding Response
Chapter Review

Chapter 8
Resolving Interpersonal Conflict
Inevitability of Conflicts
Understanding Conflicts of Interest
Mastering the Conflict Strategies
Comprehension Test
Negotiating to Solve the Problem
Try, Try Again
Refusal Skills: This Issue Is Not Negotiable
Conflicts Online
Chapter Review

Chapter 9
Anger, Stress, and Managing Feelings
The Nature of Stress
Managing Stress Through Social Support Systems
The Nature and Value of Anger
Comprehension Test
Rules for Managing Anger Constructively
Eliminating Unwanted Feelings from Your Life
How to Deal with an Angry Person
Anger and Negotiations
Chapter Review

Chapter 10
Barriers to Interpersonal Effectiveness
Managing Fear and Anxiety
Managing Shyness
Mistakes and Self-Talk
Managing Failure
Reducing Stereotyping and Prejudice
Overcoming the Barriers: Being Optimistic
Review Test

Chapter 11
Importance of Interpersonal Skills
Interpersonal Effectiveness, Self-Actualization, and Interpersonal Skills
Looking Forward
Summary of Interpersonal Skills


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