Managing Conflict Through Communication

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Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, 2006 - Performing Arts - 319 pages
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With a strong theoretical and research base, "Managing Conflict through Communication" provides the most complete coverage of the study of conflict available on the market.

Each chapter builds on the previous to help students better understand and deal effectively with conflict. The extensive use of narratives and case studies makes the material accessible and interesting. Practical applications of concepts through discussion questions and exercises throughout the text provide a basis for classroom discussion.

New to the Third EditionIncludes recent studies that define and cover the entire subject of interpersonal conflict, keeping current with contemporary conflict research. Is organized in a functional and clear style, progressing from more practical early chapters to more theoretical chapters. Contains a new afterword, "The Ideal Conflict Manager," presenting students with some of the ideal skills possessed by good conflict managers. Offers updated examples, and material that is more relevant to today's students, including situations involving the use of cell phones, computers, and the Internet.

Praise for "Managing Conflict through Communication"

"This text has stood out as the most readable of any competing book. I would enthusiastically use the revised text." -Mary L. Mohan, "State University of New York, Geneseo"

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Types of Conflicts
The STLC System
Communication Options in Conflict Situations

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About the author (2006)

Dudley D. Cahn, Ph.D., is a professor of communication at the State University of New York, College at New Paltz. He is certified by the state of New York as a mediator at the Ulster County community mediation center in New Paltz and at the Family Court in Kingston, NY. The author of "Letting Go: A Practical Theory of Relationship Disengagement and Reengagement," he is coauthor of "Communication in Interpersonal Relationships," and editor of "Intimates in Conflict: A Communication Perspective," Named a distinguished lecturer at an international communication convention in Norwich, England and a distinguished scholar by the Yugoslav Center for Post Graduate Studies in Dubrovnik, Dr. Cahn received recognition as a Fulbright Scholar in 1987. He is a member of the International Association for Conflict Management and the International Network on Personal Relationships.

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