Messages: building interpersonal communication skills
"Messages" is a brief, highly interactive text that emphasizes interpersonal communication skills in the real world, ethics, critical thinking, listening, and power in a multicultural world. While intentionally brief, Messages provides a comprehensive introduction to interpersonal communication that creates a foundation for students to first understand the concepts as well as to develop the necessary skills to apply what they have learned through real-life examples and exercises. With a renewed focus on skill-building, this text helps today's students understand how to master their interpersonal communication skills in every area of their lives.
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Part One J MESSAGES ABOUT THE SELF AND OTHERS
What Do You Know About Interpersonal Communication? Chapter 1 p
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