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Interpersonal Messages: Communication and Relationship Skills

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This work engages students with lively and accessible insights into interpersonal skill development while stressing the importance of politeness, cultural awareness, and ethical principles in everyday interpersonal interactions.
Paperback, 316 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Allyn & Bacon (first published October 1st 2006)
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Lou Rocama
I have little respect for this subject, but I'll try to be objective.

Material is presented adequately, though not particularly well. I didn't have any trouble following the text, but nothing made it stick out either. The material itself is mainly common sense mixed with patronizing self-help-like ideas packaged to look 'scientific'. Snickering at the latter was the second most fun I had with this book.

The most fun was turning the colored circles used in practically every diagram into pictures of
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Denielle
Dec 29, 2014 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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This was a required text for my Intro to Interpersonal Communications course in college. I enjoyed the author's style of writing. He explained the concepts without getting bogged down in them as some textbook authors tend to do. My husband and I took the course together (and read the book together) and it has greatly improved our communication with not only each other, but also others we come in contact with.
Nathan
Jul 28, 2014 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: No one
Recommended to Nathan by: My Communication instructor required me to read it.
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There is some helpful information in this book on culture, active listening, nonverbal communication, expressing emotions, interpersonal relationships, and much more, but the author is heavily biased toward normalizing homosexuality. There is a whole section on avoiding "heterosexism."
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