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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.

Real Life Real Love

Author : Albert Cutie
ISBN : 9781101148495
Genre : Religion
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Lovingly dubbed "Father Oprah," he is renowned for his sensitive, practical advice. Now, Father Albert Cuti? offers guidance on how couples can overcome problems and strengthen their love and commitment. Real Life, Real Love reveals the joy of-and seven paths to-developing real relationships. For couples seeking to heal their rifts or strengthen their bonds, this insightful guide will point them toward long, meaningful relationships.

How To Argue So Your Spouse Will Listen

Author : Sharon May
ISBN : 9781418570088
Genre : Religion
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If you are a couple, you've most likely had an argument. Big or small, it can ruin your day and, even worse, your relationship. Dr. Sharon Morris May says, "It's not how similar you are or even your level of conflict that determines your marital success but how you deal with your emotions, vulnerabilities, and dragons when you argue." Dr. Sharon views conflict through the lens of the attachment theory, helping us understand: why we argue, how we argue, and how to unravel our arguments. She helps us identify what's really going on in our brains and body when we argue, the cycles we get stuck in, the emotions fueling the cycles, and then helps us to argue in more considerate and connecting ways. She also offers six practical principles that help turn arguments into conversations: Establish a Safe Haven Comfort Dragons Get Inside Emotions Learn How to Complain Learn How to Apologize Bookend it with Good Times Learning how to argue so your spouse will listen will change your marriage and change your life!

Perspectives On Argumentation

Author : Wayne Brockriede
ISBN : 193271619X
Genre : Education
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Wayne Brockriede's contribution to studies of argumentation continues to influence contemporary research. Perspectives on Argumentation identifies the pertinent theories and contemporary applications on which students can build their own skills of reasoning and can understand the argument practices of others. Book jacket.

Macquarie Guide Hsc Pdhpe

Author : Daryl Buchanan
ISBN : 9781458610706
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This Macquarie Revision Guide covers the new 2010 syllabus for HSC Personal Development, Health and Physical Education. Macquarie Revision Guides is a series of HSC, Preliminary and School Certificate study aids written and recommended by teachers in NSW. Each guide presents a clear and up-to-date review of coursework and skills needed to do well in exams. Students, tutors, teachers and parents will find the practical approach of this series an essential support to the competitive final years of school study.

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.

Arguments And Arguing

Author : Thomas A. Hollihan
ISBN : 9781478632016
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The latest edition of Arguments and Arguing contains the same balance of theory and practice, breadth of coverage, current and relevant examples, and accessible writing style that made previous editions so popular in hundreds of classrooms. The authors draw from classic and recent argumentation theory and research, contextualized with well-chosen examples, to showcase a narrative style of argumentation and the values and attitudes of audiences. Readers learn how to employ both formal and informal argumentative strategies in an array of communication forums—from interpersonal interactions to academic debate to politics to business. A newly added chapter on visual argumentation and a striking color photo insert demonstrate the value and power of visual elements in the construction of arguments. The ability to argue is necessary if people are to solve problems, resolve conflicts, and evaluate alternative courses of action. While many are taught that arguing is counterproductive and arguments should be avoided, Hollihan and Baaske illustrate that arguing is an essential and fundamental human activity. Learning the art of effective argumentation entails a grasp of not only the strategies and principles of analysis and logical reasoning but also the importance of arguing in a positive and socially constructive fashion.

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.

Happiness It S Up To You

Author : Sabine Beecher
ISBN : 0646332309
Genre : Assertiveness (Psychology)
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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.

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