Inter-Act: Interpersonal Communication Concepts, Skills, And Contexts

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Inter-Act: Interpersonal Communication Concepts, Skills, and Contexts

Designed to help students understand communication processes in relationships and develop specific skills needed to create and maintain healthy ones, Inter-Act: Interpersonal Communication Concepts, Skills, and Contexts, Twelfth Edition, retains the features that have made this book so successful: a theory driven skills-based focus, an accessible tone and presentation, and a multitude of useful pedagogical tools.

Lively and well-written, Inter-Act features numerous activities that enable students to relate their everyday experiences to their studies in communication. It also clearly illustrates how cultural, racial, and gender differences--as well as electronically mediated messages--alter what we should do to communicate effectively. With a strong focus on the importance of ethics, this leading text encourages students to develop their analytical abilities as they think critically about key concepts in interpersonal communication.


· A new chapter, "Communicating Across Cultures," provides foundational material for understanding the role of culture in interpersonal relationships; later chapters build on this material.

· Many chapters have been substantially updated and revised with an eye toward improving organization and incorporating new theory and research.

· The text pays more attention to how technology is changing interpersonal communication. New "Inter-Act with Technology" boxes focus specifically on communication technologies.

· Updated "Inter-Act with Media" sections include more recent film and television recommendations.


· "Learn About Yourself" boxes--containing short surveys--allow students to test themselves and gain insight into their own unique interpersonal communication styles.

· "Diverse Voices" selections--excerpts from previously published articles--highlight how specific cultures influence various aspects of interpersonal communication.

· "Spotlight on Scholars" sections introduce students to important communication experts whose research has influenced our understanding of interpersonal communication.

· "What Would You Do? A Question of Ethics" boxes outline ethical dilemmas, encouraging students to exercise and expand their critical thinking skills.

· "Inter-Action Dialogue" sections include examples of interpersonal skills in action, enabling students to critique their use.


· Instructor's Manual (available in paperback and CD-ROM) includes an extensive Test Bank and suggested class activities.

· Student Success Manual features study tips, chapter outlines and summaries, review questions, key terms, and critical thinking exercises.

· Companion Website offers a wealth of resources for both students and instructors, including online self-testing and other study aids, links to a variety of communication-related websites, and "Now Playing" reviews of recent films.

Specifications of Inter-Act: Interpersonal Communication Concepts, Skills, and Contexts

AuthorKathleen S. Verderber, Rudolph F. Verderber, Cynthia Berryman-Fink
PublisherOxford University Press
Number Of Pages480
Publication Date2009-06-09
Height8 inch.
Length9.9 inch.
Width0.9 inch.
Weight2.03 pounds.

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