ERIC Number: ED074547
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Publication Date: 1973
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Monologue to Dialogue: An Exploration of Interpersonal Communication.
Brown, Charles T.; Keller, Paul W.
Designed to help readers improve their interpersonal skills, this book encourages its readers to examine interaction from the receiving point of view in terms of how people are shaped and affected by what they listen to in their own speech and in the speech of others. Communicative experience is emphasized and suggested assignments are provided in each chapter to help the reader practically apply theoretical concepts and achieve competency. The central theme reflected in the text and in the assignments is the value of appropriate degrees of openness. The topics addressed are the nature of communication, the meaning of words, the interpretation of nonverbal cues, emotion in communication, the role of expectation in reception and perception, the impact of environment, critical and discriminatory listening, power and communication, and monologue and dialogue. In addition, the book contains lists of objectives, evaluation criteria, discussion questions, exploratory exercises, and a special annotated section of selected readings for further study. (LG)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Individual Power, Information Theory, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship, Nonverbal Communication, Self Actualization, Speech Communication
Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, N.J. 07632 ($7.50 cloth, $5.95 paper)
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