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Arguing Constructively

Author : Dominic A. Infante
ISBN : 9781478609094
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A refreshing fusion of interpersonal human relations and argumentation! This clear and engaging volume is unique because of its dual focus. On the one hand, the purpose is to instruct on the methods of argumentation theory. This represents a set of principles, methods, and strategies of argument that have evolved from the time of Ancient Greece. On the other hand, the intent is to teach human relations in argumentative situations, specifically, how to manage interpersonal relations during arguments. Books on argumentation and debate have tended to say little about how arguing can affect the relationship one has with an adversary. How do you prevent harm to a valued friendship, for instance? Moreover, books on interpersonal communication have had little to say about arguing. Instead, the emphasis is on achieving satisfying relations with others. The author shows that recent research makes it clear that argumentation and interpersonal communication are complementary areas of communication. Arguing constructively in informal interpersonal and small group contexts is a skill that can bring about good outcomes. Instruction on building and maintaining satisfying relations with other people is lacking if it does not deal with how to do this while arguing, especially since argumentative communication probably will occur throughout a relationship. This book has been written to correct what has been perhaps too narrow a focus in the areas of argumentation and interpersonal communication.

The Family Counselor

Author : Jerome H. Blass, Phd
ISBN : 9781469739625
Genre : Family & Relationships
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For years, clinical psychologist Dr. Jerome Blass practiced individual, family, and marital therapy, as well as educational psychology. He recorded his observations and insights into human behavior in his weekly newspaper column; now he shares his wisdom with the world. The Family Counselor is a compilation of more than eight hundred of Blass s columns published over a 21-year period in the Jewish Standard, a northern New Jersey weekly newspaper. Dr. Blass uses warmth and empathy to help readers understand and deal with common individual and family problems. He covers a wide range of topics, including child-rearing, family relationships, divorce, death, illness, habits and hang-ups, and social and educational problems. Dr. Blass explains the psychology behind why we think, feel, and behave the way we do, offering practical advice for dealing with a wide variety of life s problems and challenges. Whether you re struggling with disciplining your children, trying to fi nd time for your spouse, or dealing with emotional turmoil, Dr. Blass advocates a rational and common sense approach, and will help guide you through life s obstacles, large and small.

Happiness It S Up To You

Author : Sabine Beecher
ISBN : 0646332309
Genre : Assertiveness (Psychology)
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Challenging Ourselves

Author : Metropolitan Toronto School Board
ISBN : 1551380684
Genre : Conflict management
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The reproducible worksheets and activities in this timely book will help students learn to identify sexist behaviour and find positive ways of relating to each other. Novel approaches to conflict resolution will help students make constructive changes in their attitudes and behaviour. Useful background information and three complete units of study are included that progress naturally from issues of the self and gender images through interpersonal relationships and sexism to more specific issues of family and dating violence and conflict resolution.

Agora Academy And The Conduct Of Philosophy

Author : Debra Nails
ISBN : 9789401101516
Genre : Philosophy
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Agora, Academy, and the Conduct of Philosophy offers extremely careful and detailed criticisms of some of the most important assumptions scholars have brought to bear in beginning the process of (Platonic) interpretation. It goes on to offer a new way to group the dialogues, based on important facts in the lives and philosophical practices of Socrates - the main speaker in most of Plato's dialogues - and of Plato himself. Both sides of Debra Nails's arguments deserve close attention: the negative side, which exposes a great deal of diversity in a field that often claims to have achieved a consensus; and the positive side, which insists that we must attend to what we know of these philosophers' lives and practices, if we are to make a serious attempt to understand why Plato wrote the way he did, and why his writings seem to depict different philosophies and even different approaches to philosophizing. From the Preface by Nicholas D. Smith.

Proceedings Of The Annual Meeting Of The National Association Of Commercial Organization Secretaries

Author : National Association of Commercial Organization Secretaries (U.S.)
Genre : Boards of trade
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Bridging Both Worlds

Author : Rebecca L. Ray
ISBN : UOM:39015032976485
Genre : Business & Economics
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This practical, hands-on collection, written by communication consultants, addresses the rapidly expanding opportunities not only for academics but also for individuals with strong communication skills backgrounds who would like to become communication consultants to corporate America. Contents: THE CONSULTING PRACTICE: The Business of Running a Business, Rebecca L. Ray; Ethics and Communication Consulting, Michael Purdy; COMMUNICATION SKILLS TRAINING: Listening, Judi Brownell; Presentational Skills, Leigh Makay and John J. MaKay; Interpersonal Conflict Management, Deborah Borlsoff; Cross-Cultural Communication, David Victor; Gender and Communication, Sandra L. Herndon; Public Relations, Joyce Hauser; Communication Styles and Predispositions; Andrew S. Rancer; Interviewing Strategics, Rebecca L. Ray.

Y J Avalkya

Author : Sureshwar Jha
ISBN : 812600438X
Genre : Hindu saints
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Communication Pedagogy

Author : Linda Costigan Lederman
ISBN : CORNELL:31924062854447
Genre : Business & Economics
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Presenting pedagogical materials useful in the design and delivery of the most frequently taught communications courses, Lederman writes in a clear lucid fashion that assumes no previous knowledge of communication teaching. The structure of this text will be of value to the first-time instructor who is unfamiliar with designing course outlines. While the focus is on the new teacher, all those intrigued by genuine teaching of communications will value this text. Part One investigates the undergraduate communications classroom including the basic elements of the learning process, generic teaching strategies, and challenges facing instructors in the next century. Part Two provides an expanded course analysis of 13 frequently found courses in undergraduate communications curricula. Each chapter is an instructor's answer to a fundamental question- How Do I Teach Communications? This collection of answers will inform first-time instructors' own teaching models. Of particular value will be the course descriptions, including goals, central concepts, student profiles, assignments, suggested readings, and methods of evaluation.

Bridging Differences

Author : William B. Gudykunst
ISBN : 9780761929376
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Bridging Differences: Effective Intergroup Communication is based on the assumption that the processes operating when we communicate with people from other groups are the same processes operating when we communicate with people from our own groups. Author William B. Gudykunst has written this book from the perspective of "communicating with strangers" and addresses how factors related to our group memberships (e.g., inaccurate and unfavorable stereotypes of members of other cultures and ethnic groups) can cause us to misinterpret the messages we receive from members of those groups. Designed for students taking courses in Intercultural Communication or Intergroup Communication, Bridging Differences is also useful for many courses in Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, and Management.

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