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January 2013 | 496 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

This text puts students at the center of studying interpersonal communication by shedding new light on their everyday interactions and relationships through an appliedse-study approach. With an emphasis on concepts and experiences relevant to students, this text considers in each chapter how media and technology affect the dynamics of relationships and self-expression. The authors also focus on diversity and developing cultural understanding through explorations in every chapter of how gender and culture help shape experiences of interpersonal communication.

 

Interactive pedagogical features throughout the text, including chapter opening self-assessments, text boxes, pop culture examples, narratives, and discussion questions, are designed to promote self-reflection and enhance students' skills to communicate interpersonally.

 
I. FOUNDATIONS
 
1. Interpersonal Communication: A First Look
 
2. The Impact of Self-Concept
 
3. Perception
 
II. MESSAGES
 
4. Listening
 
5. Communicating with Words
 
6. Nonverbal Communication
 
7. Conversations
 
III. DYNAMICS
 
8. Emotions
 
9. Trust
 
10. Power and Influence
 
11. Conflict
 
IV. RELATIONSHIP DYNAMICS
 
12. Relationship Dynamics
 
13. Intimacy and Distance in Relationships
 
14. Relationships in Our Lives: Family, Work, and Health-Related Contexts

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Student Study Site

ONLINE RESOURCES

Visit studysites.sagepub.com/gambleic to access these valuable online resources:

· Open-access Student Study Site features a variety of resources to make studying and learning easier with e-flashcards, study questions, self-assessment quizzes, video links, Web resources, SAGE journal articles and social media guidelines!

 

Instructor Teaching Site

ONLINE RESOURCES

Visit studysites.sagepub.com/gambleic to access these valuable online resources:

· Password-protected Instructor Teaching Site includes a test bank, PowerPoint slides, sample syllabi, class assignments, Web resources, video links, SAGE journal articles, and social media guidelines.

“Smart and rich content—a nice blend of fields, with an emphasis on what makes communication unique.” 

Kathleen Glenister Roberts
Duquesne University

“The ‘What Do You Know’ sections are excellent because they provide a framework for students to read the chapter. It helps them determine what is most important.”

Todd Lee Goen
Christopher Newport University

“I really like the ‘Try This’ [feature] because it provides instant ability for students to put into action what they are reading about in the text. Application is often the best way to learn so this is an awesome addition.”

Christa Tess Kalk
Minneapolis Community & Technical College

“The ‘Try This’ sections really seemed to spark some good discussion in the class. This allowed students to see their communication as effective or ineffective, appropriate or inappropriate, and allowed them to look inward. It gave them a chance to reflect on how/why they experience difficulties in relationships, and how they can better approach conflict.”

Lee Lavery
Ivy Tech Community College

“…so many opportunities to really engage learning throughout the chapter with reflection questions, application ideas, etc. Excellent!”

Christa Tess Kalk
Minneapolis Community & Technical College

“Strikes a never-before-seen balance between general education goals AND preparation for Communication majors (links to journal articles in Communication are a major plus).”

Kathleen Glenister Roberts
Duquesne University

“The text is user-friendly, seems to be geared toward an introductory student level, and offers real-life examples that promote understanding/application.”

Lee Lavery
Ivy Tech Community College

“The nonverbal chapter is the best I’ve seen.”

Todd Lee Goen
Christopher Newport University

Interpersonal communication is at the forefront of any discipline studied. This text allows the students to see how communication and the influence of media can be effective or ineffective and how they can move forward to resolving those situations in which conflict arises.

Miss Ella Rachael Malton
Department of Health & Social Studies, Grimsby Institute of HE & FE
May 19, 2016

Does not fit the needs of the leadership components of the course.

Dr Carmen Zafft
College of Engineering, Univ Of Nebraska-Lincoln
February 13, 2015

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CH 6


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Teri Kwal Gamble

Teri Kwal Gamble enjoyed a career as a full professor of communication at the College of New Rochelle in New Rochelle, NY (PhD, New York University; MA and BA, Lehman College, CUNY), and Michael W. Gamble, is a full professor of communication at the New York Institute of Technology in New York City (PhD, New York University; BA and MFA, University of Oklahoma). The Gambles are partners in life and work. Professional writers of education and training materials, the Gambles are the coauthors of numerous textbooks and trade books. Their most recent publication is The Interpersonal Communication Playbook (2020). Teri and Mike also are the... More About Author

Michael W. Gamble

Teri Kwal Gamble enjoyed a career as a full professor of communication at the College of New Rochelle in New Rochelle, NY (PhD, New York University; MA and BA, Lehman College, CUNY), and Michael W. Gamble, is a full professor of communication at the New York Institute of Technology in New York City (PhD, New York University; BA and MFA, University of Oklahoma). The Gambles are partners in life and work. Professional writers of education and training materials, the Gambles are the coauthors of numerous textbooks and trade books. Their most recent publication is The Interpersonal Communication Playbook (2020). Teri and... More About Author

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