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Handbook of Communication and Social Interaction Skills

Edited by: John O. Greene , Brant R. Burleson

Print publication date:  January  2003
Online publication date:  February  2003

Print ISBN: 9780805834178
eBook ISBN: 9781410607133
Adobe ISBN: 9781135664114

10.4324/9781410607133
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Providing a thorough review and synthesis of work on communication skills and skill enhancement, this Handbook serves as a comprehensive and contemporary survey of theory and research on social interaction skills. Editors John O. Greene and Brant R. Burleson have brought together preeminent researchers and writers to contribute to this volume, establishing a foundation on which future study and research will build.

The handbook chapters are organized into five major units: general theoretical and methodological issues (models of skill acquisition, methods of skill assessment); fundamental interaction skills (both transfunctional and transcontextual); function-focused skills (informing, persuading, supporting); skills used in management of diverse personal relationships (friendships, romances, marriages); and skills used in varied venues of public and professional life (managing leading, teaching).
Distinctive features of this handbook include:
* broad, comprehensive treatment of work on social interaction skills and skill acquisition;
* up-to-date reviews of research in each area; and
* emphasis on empirically supported strategies for developing and enhancing specific skills.

Researchers in communication studies, psychology, family studies, business management, and related areas will find this volume a comprehensive, authoritative source on communications skills and their enhancement, and it will be essential reading for scholars and students across the spectrum of disciplines studying social interaction.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Explicating Communicative Competence As a Theoretical Term Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Models of Adult Communication Skill Acquisition Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Methods of Interpersonal Skill Assessment Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Methods of Social Skills Training and Development Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Nonverbal Communication Skills  Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Applying the Skills Concept to Discourse and Conversation Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Message Production Skill in Social Interaction Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Message Reception Skills in Social Communication Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Impression Management Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Informing and Explaining Skills Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Arguing Skill Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Persuasion As a Social Skill Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Managing Interpersonal Conflict Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Emotional Support Skill Download PDF
Chapter  15:  How To “Do Things” With Narrative Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Friendship Interaction Skills Across the Life Span Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Accomplishing Romantic Relationships Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Communication Skills in Couples Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Parenting Skills and Social–Communicative Competence in Childhood Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Negotiation Skills Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Communication Skills For Group Decision Making Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Skillfully Instructing Learners Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Interpersonal Communication Skills in Health Care Contexts Download PDF
Chapter  24:  New Directions in Intercultural Communication Competence Download PDF
Author_Index Download PDF
Subject_Index Download PDF
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