Your Perfect Right: Assertiveness and Equality in Your Life and Relationships

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Impact Publishers, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 299 pages
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All-new edition of the most widely recommended assertiveness training book helps readers develop more effective self-expression with detailed procedures, examples, stories and exercises. The ninth edition has been completely revised and updated to include new material on assertive expression in email and social networks, what to do when assertiveness doesn't work, anger expression, persistence, treatments for social anxiety, giving and receiving criticism, facial expression research, social intelligence, personal boundaries, components of assertive behavior, recent brain research. Not another "me-first" book It's all about equal-relationship assertiveness.

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"...5-star Highly Recommended rating... Some... professionals call (it) 'the assertiveness bible,' they think so highly of it... excellent self-help book." -- --THE AUTHORITATIVE GUIDE TO SELF-HELP BOOKS
"...filled with a wealth of examples on how to cope with everyday situations... counters feelings of futility." -- --LOS ANGELES TIMES
"...long regarded as the A-T bible..." -- --HUMAN BEHAVIOR
"...show[s] you when to be assertive and when to keep your mouth shut!" -- --Phyllis Straughan THE WEST ORANGE TIMES, Florida
"...without a peer in the field... truly a classic." -- --Aaron Beck, M.D., Psychiatrist, Author, LOVE IS NEVER ENOUGH
"An interesting, readable, and practical manual..." -- --CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY
"Not only is it the best book on assertiveness, it sets the standard for self-help books in general." -- --Gary Emery, Ph.D., Psychologist, Author, OVERCOMING DEPRESSION
"The bible of assertive training..." -- --JOURNAL OF COUNSELING & DEVELOPMENT
"There are many practical guides to assertive living but this is without question, the best." -- --Cyril M. Franks, Ph.D., Psychologist, Editor, CHILD AND FAMILY BEHAVIOR THERAPY
"YOUR PERFECT RIGHT is the gold standard... for self-help..." -- --Allen Fay, M.D., Psychiatrist, Author, I CAN IF I WANT TO and PQR --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
 

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Contents

DISCOVERING ASSERTIVENESS
23
BECOMING ASSERTIVE
59
BUILDING ASSERTIVE RELATIONSHIPS
145
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Robert E. Alberti, Ph.D., is a psychologist, editor, consultant, Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.Michael L. Emmons, Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice and consultant to educational, government and business organizations.

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