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

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Impact Publishers, 2001 - Self-Help - 244 pages
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The eighth edition of the most highly acclaimed and widely recommended assertiveness training book helps readers step-by-step to develop more effective self-expression. Psychologists Alberti and Emmons emphasize equal-relationship assertiveness--not the all-too-common "me-first" attitude. Includes new material on living in a multicultural society, making the decision to express yourself assertively, appropriate anger expression, and treatment for social anxiety and phobia. Chapters include: It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It!; There's Nothing To Be Afraid Of; Anger Is Not a Four-Letter Word; Must We Put Up With Put-Downs?; Assertive Intimacy; Assertiveness Works at Work, Too; Dealing With Difficult People; Deciding When to Be Assertive; Helping Others Deal With the New Assertive You.

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Contents

Assertiveness and You
3
Whose Perfect Right?
9
How Are You Assertive Now?
21
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About the author (2001)

Alberti is a psychologist, consultant, and book publisher. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, he is also a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Emmons is a psychologist in private practice, consultant to educational, government and business organizations, and a trainer of marriage and family counseling interns at California Polytechnic State University.

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