Interpersonal Communication: A Guided Tour for Canadians, First Canadian Edition

Paperback | October 15, 2009

bySarah Trenholm, Arthur Jensen, Helen Hambly

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Interpersonal Communication: A Guided Tour for Canadians helps students learn the skills needed to observe communication and make effective communication choices. Structured around the respected 'communication competence' model, this interdisciplinary text provides a theoretical basis forcommunication, encouraging students to consider the abilities they must master in order to foster successful social interactions. This first Canadian edition is filled with Canadian references, Canada-specific discussions, and thorough coverage of communication issues important to Canadians, whiletaking a rigorous social scientific approach that will engage and challenge students.

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Interpersonal Communication: A Guided Tour for Canadians helps students learn the skills needed to observe communication and make effective communication choices. Structured around the respected 'communication competence' model, this interdisciplinary text provides a theoretical basis forcommunication, encouraging students to consider ...

Sarah Trenholm is Professor of Speech Communication at Ithaca College. Arthur Jensen is Professor of Communication and Associate Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. Helen Hambly is Associate Professor in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) at the University of Guelph.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.61 inPublished:October 15, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019543028X

ISBN - 13:9780195430288

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Part 1: Introductory Perspectives1. Introduction: Communication and Competence2. Interpersonal Communication: Building RelationshipsPart 2: Sending and Receiving Messages3. Nonverbal Competence4. Verbal Competence5. Relational CompetencePart 3: Interpersonal Processes6. Interpretive Competence: Perceiving Social Worlds and Listening to Others7. Role Competence: Adapting to Social Expectations8. Self Competence: Establishing Individual Identities9. Goal Competence: Interpersonal InfluencePart 4: Relational Contexts10. Family Interaction Patterns11. Intimate Relationships: Creating Dyadic Identities12. Professional Relationships: Communicating with Colleagues and Other Strangers13. Cultural and Historical Influences: Communication Competence in Context