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Interpersonal Communication: Relating to Others offers students a uniquely Canadian perspective on the importance of focusing on others in a variety of interpersonal relationships and contexts.
The importance of being other-oriented was the foundation of the first seven Canadian editions of Interpersonal Communication: Relating to Others, and it continues as the central theme of the eighth Canadian edition. Becoming other-oriented is not a single skill but rather a collection of skills and principles designed to increase your sensitivity to and understanding of others. Being other-oriented doesn’t mean you abandon your own thoughts, ignore your feelings, and change your behaviour only to please others; that would not only be unethical, it would also be an ineffective approach to developing genuine, honest relationships with others. An other-oriented person is selfaware as well as aware of others. True empathy, emotional intelligence, and sensitivity are possible only when we feel secure about our own identities.
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Table of contents
Part 1 Foundations of Interpersonal Communication
1 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
2 Interpersonal Communication and Self
3 Interpersonal Communication and Perception
Interpersonal Communication and Diversity: Adapting to Others
Part 2 Interpersonal Communication Skills
5 Listening and Responding Skills
6 Verbal Communication Skills
7 Nonverbal Communication Skills
8 Conflict Management Skills
Part 3 Interpersonal Communication in Relationships
9 Understanding Interpersonal Relationships
10 Managing Relationship Challenges and the Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication and Relationships
11 Interpersonal Relationships: Family and Workplace
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