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Interpersonal Encounters
Connecting Through Communication


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March 2022 | 480 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
With a practical and innovative approach, Interpersonal Encounters: Connecting through Communication shows students how interpersonal communication skills can be best used to accomplish everyday relationship goals. Authors Laura K. Guerrero and Bree McEwan present chapters that focus on functions of interpersonal communication in our everyday lives, and demonstrate how concepts, theories, and contemporary research apply to building, maintaining, and ending relationships. By using this framework, the text better prepares students to improve communication in their own relationships. A final capstone chapter presents eight main principles of effective communication by examining and reflecting on key concepts from the twelve core chapters. The book’s functional approach, unique structure, and discussions of current research are in service of one main goal: to help students become better communicators in their personal and professional lives. 
 
Chapter 1: Understanding Interpersonal Communication
 
Chapter 2: Performing the Self
 
Chapter 3: First Impressions and Initial Attraction
 
Chapter 4: Communicating Across Cultures
 
Chapter 5: Making and Managing Conversation
 
Chapter 6: Expressing and Managing Emotion
 
Chapter 7: Influencing Others
 
Chapter 8: Initiating and Developing Relationships
 
Chapter 9: Maintaining Quality Relationships
 
Chapter 10: Managing Conflict Communication
 
Chapter 11: Coping with Transgressions
 
Chapter 12: Ending Relationships
 
Capstone Chapter: Connections and Conclusions

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The open-access Student Study Site makes it easy for students to maximize their study time, anywhere, anytime. It offers flashcards that strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts, as well as learning objectives that reinforce the most important material.

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