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Interpersonal Communication: Everyday Encounters 8th Edition

Julia T. Wood

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INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: EVERYDAY ENCOUNTERS, 8th Edition, relates theory and skills directly to students' interactions as it delivers a solid introduction to interpersonal communication. This edition integrates latest communication research. Reflecting the author's expertise in gender and social diversity, it includes an unparalleled focus on diversity and also features increased coverage of social media and an expanded emphasis on ethical choices. It addresses such timely issues as emotional intelligence and forgiveness, interracial relationships, safe sex, and ways to deal with abuse from intimates. Available with MindTap®, a digital learning solution.

Julia T. Wood, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Julia Wood joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill when she was 24. During her 37 years on the faculty, she taught classes and conducted research on personal relationships as well as gender, communication, and culture. She was named the Lineberger Distinguished Professor of Humanities and the Caroline H. and Thomas S. Royster Distinguished Professor of Graduate Education. In addition to publishing 25 books and 100 articles and book chapters, she has presented more than 100 papers at professional conferences and campuses around the country. Her accolades include 14 awards honoring her teaching and 16 awards recognizing her scholarship. She received her B.A. from North Carolina State University, her M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University.

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  • Offering additional viewpoints on chapter topics, commentaries by students from colleges and universities around the nation highlight their experiences, insights, and concerns-broadening classroom discussions to include a wide range of perspectives.
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  • “Communication in Everyday Life” features-with “Diversity”, “Insight”, “Social Media”, and “Workplace” subcategories-spotlight interesting research and examples of interpersonal communication in real life.
  • End-of-chapter “Continuing the Conversation” provides a short video case study that continues the conversation of the chapter by showing students how the theories and principles that they just read about show up in everyday life. Additional videos are available for students in MindTap.
  • “Assessing Yourself” quizzes in most chapters enable students to apply chapter concepts at the most basic level-themselves.
  • “Engaging with Ideas” reflections and “Thinking Critically” activities allow students to reflect and write in more depth-in MindTap-by considering questions about personal, on-the-job, and ethical applications.

Interpersonal Communication: Everyday Encounters


1. A First Look at Interpersonal Communication.
2. Communication and Personal Identity.
3. Perception and Communication.
4. The World of Words.
5. The World Beyond Words.
6. Mindful Listening.
7. Emotions and Communication.
8. Communication Climate: The Foundation of Personal Relationships.
9. Managing Conflict in Relationships.
10. Friendships in Our Lives.
11. Committed Romantic Relationships.
12. Communication in Families.
Epilogue: Continuing the Conversation.

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