Reaching out: interpersonal effectiveness and self-actualization

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Allyn and Bacon, 1993 - Education - 387 pages
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B> Reaching Out provides the theory and experience necessary to develop effective interpersonal skills. By reviewing current psychological research on how to build and maintain friendships and then integrating this material with a rich array of skill-building exercises, the book provides a thorough and appealing approach to learning about interpersonal skills. Readers acquire the skills and knowledge to do the following: a) get to know and trust each other; b) communicate with each other accurately and unambiguously; c) resolve conflicts and relationship problems constructively; and d) encourage and appreciate diversity. No matter what occupations or relationships readers become involved in, their success will largely be determined by how skilled they are interpersonally. This book begins a journey of continuous improvement. For anyone interested in self-development and improving interpersonal relations.

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Contents

WellBeing
5
SelfDisclosure
29
SelfAwareness Through Feedback from Others
36
Interpersonal Effectiveness
42
Chapter Review
62
Being Trusting and Trustworthy
68
Reestablishing Trust after It Has Been
72
Chapter Review
91
Comprehension Test A
186
Resolving Interpersonal Conflicts
205
Anger Stress and Managing Feelings
267
Irrational Beliefs Underlying Anger
284
Helping People Solve Their Problems
287
How to Live a Long Life
290
A Checklist
298
Accepting Yourself
304

Comprehension Test A 200
100
Practice in Communication Skills 209
109
Theory on Selective Perception in Listening
116
Personal Statements
118
Toward Improved Communication Skills 229
129
Whats Going on Inside? 235
135
When Feelings Are Not Expressed 242
141
Checking Your Perception of Anothers
151
Expressing Your Feelings Nonverbally
157
Importance of Making Your Verbal and Nonverbal
167
Intentions Underlying the Responses
178
Gaining Sophistication Through
318
Barriers to Interpersonal Effectiveness
331
Breathing
337
Understanding Your Shyness
341
Avoiding SelfBlame
353
Epilogue
359
Appendix
366
Glossary
373
Index
381
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