Some of us may consider that interpersonal communication is a matter of common sense or that skillful communication is an innate ability that you either have or you don’t. In this text, Denise Solomon and Jennifer Theiss demonstrate that interpersonal communication skills aren’t just common sense; nor are they mysterious qualities that defy learning. Interpersonal Communication: Putting Theory into Practice draws on theory and research in the interpersonal communication discipline that will help you identify strategies to enhance your communication skills. Denise and Jen introduce interpersonal communication as a subject of scientific research that has enormous relevance to your daily lives. You are going to learn how to use what researchers have discovered about interpersonal communication to enhance your own ability to communicate well. You are going to also read about contemporary research in interpersonal communication, a foundation for establishing skill-building tips.
In making research accessible, Denise and Jen show that communication scholars tackle important questions that have real-life relevance, and they dispel myths about interpersonal communication. A touchstone right through this book is a commitment to topics and applications that allow you to in many different situations and right through your life. The companion website provides self-assessment quizzes, video interviews with scholars, and more. You probably have finished reading this text, You are going to be better prepared to communicate effectively in all areas of your world, with skills and understanding that you’ll use to enhance your interactions with the people around you.