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Interpersonal Communication
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Interpersonal Communication

5th edition
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November 2022 | 440 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
With its unique skill-building approach, Interpersonal Communication provides students with the knowledge and practice they need to make effective choices as communicators in today's rapidly changing, technologically advanced, and diverse society. Rather than "telling" students how to communicate, authors Richard L. West and Lynn H. Turner integrate skill sets in each chapter so students can apply what they learn to their own lives. Rich with current examples and coverage of technology, social media, and diversity, this new Fifth Edition makes clear connections among theory, skills, and the situations we all encounter daily. 

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  • Digital Option / Courseware
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    • Assignable Video with Assessment
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Chapter 1. Foundations of Interpersonal Communication
 
Chapter 2. Culture and Interpersonal Communication
 
Chapter 3. Perception, the Self, and Others
 
Chapter 4. Verbal Symbols and Interpersonal Communication
 
Chapter 5. Communicating Nonverbally
 
Chapter 6. Effective Listening and Responding
 
Chapter 7. Interpersonal Communication and Emotion
 
Chapter 8. Communicating Personal Disclosures
 
Chapter 9. Interpersonal Conflict
 
Chapter 10. Communicating in Close Relationships
 
Chapter 11. Communicating with Families, Friends, and Romantic Partners

This text provides a practical overview of a range of contemporary interpersonal concepts.

Wade Cornelius
Park University
Pre-Revision Review

This text is student friendly, and also research and theory based. It isn't just a well-organized and easy to navigate text, but is a text that shows how interpersonal relationships are pivotal in the study of communication. This textbook showcases that this is not just a "talk show" class, but a high level educational experience.

Amy Edwards
Oxnard College
Pre-Revision Review

“This text provides a practical overview of a range of contemporary interpersonal concepts.” 

Wade Cornelius
Park University

“This text is student friendly, and also research and theory based. It isn't just a well-organized and easy to navigate text, but is a text that shows how interpersonal relationships are pivotal in the study of communication. This textbook showcases that this is not just a "talk show" class, but a high level educational experience.” 

Amy Edwards
Oxnard College
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION: 
  • The new edition is available as a digital option through SAGE Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including video—all designed to enable students to better prepare for class. Learn more
  • New chapter-opening vignettes start off each chapter with an example that reinforces key concepts using current examples like social justice, diversity, and inclusion.
  • New Technology and Social Media sections explain how chapter topics are connected to and affected by social media and technology.
  • Reinforcing the skill-building approach, new Skill-Set sections provide students with key skills to help improve communication.
KEY FEATURES: 
  • Online “Self-Assessments” within each chapter, exclusively in Vantage, allow students to reflect and build their skills by completing a questionnaire of their communication behaviors and attitudes.
  • IPC Careers and IPC Around Us features help students discover the relevance of interpersonal communication in their everyday lives.
  • IPC Voices features provide insight from students' perspectives while learning different concepts about interpersonal communication.
  • Apply It! features give students multiple opportunities to apply the theories they are learning to their life experiences.
  • Chapter wrap-ups and questions for reflection provide students with opportunities to assess what they have learned in the chapter.
Vantage Reference: 
Interpersonal Communication- Vantage Digital Option

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