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Person to person : positive relationships don't just happen

Author: Sharon L Hanna; Rose Suggett; Doug Radtke
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson/Prentice Hall, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon L Hanna; Rose Suggett; Doug Radtke
ISBN: 0132288141 9780132288149
OCLC Number: 77504088
Description: xiii, 447 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
About the authors --
Section 1 : Relating : beginning with the self --
1. Knowing and valuing yourself --
Looking ahead --
Exploring developmental areas of the self --
Physical self --
Mental self --
Emotional self --
Social self --
Integrating your whole self --
Discovering your self-concept --
Valuing yourself --
Effects of self-esteem --
Sources of self-esteem --
Self-esteem building and strengthening --
Creating a friend or foe : self-fulfilling prophecy --
Relationship between thoughts and behaviors --
Changes in a self-fulfilling prophecy --
Increasing your capabilities : self-efficacy --
Looking back --
Resources --
2. Understanding yourself throughout the life span--
Looking ahead --
How does personality develop? --
Influences on personality --
Stages of development --
Challenges to personality development --
Predictions about personality --
Understanding through transactional analysis --
Ego states --
Life positions --
Life script --
Strokes --
What is your personality like? --
Personality preferences --
How does gender influence your life? --
Gender differences --
Gender-role stereotypes and development --
Disadvantages of stereotypic gender roles --
Benefits of androgyny --
Becoming assertive --
Looking back. 3. Exploring values and making wise choices --
Looking ahead --
Values --
Criteria for a full value --
Where do values originate? --
How do values develop? --
Developing values --
Altering your values--
Evaluating your values --
How do morals develop? --
How are values developed? --
Recommendations for values development --
Learning to choose wisely --
Taking control of your health and well-being --
Achieving goals --
Managing your time --
How to find time --
How to eliminate time wasters --
How to use time wisely --
Looking back --
Resources --
4. Achieving happiness and satisfaction --
Looking ahead --
What is happiness? --
Satisfying your needs --
Hierarchy of needs --
Basic human needs --
Removing obstacles to happiness --
Unrealistic expectations --
Searching outside of self --
Creating happiness and well-being --
Cultivate self-knowledge --
Self-esteem, and an optimistic attitude --
Have realistic expectations --
Initiate activity and pleasure --
Take responsibility --
Change can't and couldn't thinking --
Rethink alternatives --
Take positive action --
Avoid chronic procrastination --
Live in the present --
Enjoy life's pleasures --
Count your blessings --
Give to life --
Develop nourishing, rewarding relationships --
Looking back. 5. Experiencing and expressing emotion --
Looking ahead --
Identifying and categorizing emotions --
Expressing feelings --
Influences on emotional expression --
Benefits of constructive expression --
Steps to expressiveness --
Anger --
Changing what you feel --
The power of your thoughts --
The power of your behavior --
When should you seek professional help? --
Suicide and depression --
Coping with emotional crises --
The path of life --
How to cope --
Death : a universal crisis --
Looking back --
Resources --
6. Improving your health --
Looking ahead --
Health --
Tips to wellness --
Taking control of your health and well-being --
Physical activity --
Nutrition --
Weight maintenance --
Adequate rest --
Smoking cigarettes --
Overall mortality --
Mortality from specific diseases --
Drinking alcohol --
Drugs --
What is a drug? --
Engaging in risky sexual activities --
Growing older --
Stress management --
Anger management --
Looking back. Section 2 : Communication : the key to relationships --
7. Becoming a positive listener --
Looking ahead --
Understanding the art of listening --
The why of listening --
The importance of listening --
Removing barriers in the listening process --
Preoccupation or lack of interest --
Environmental factors --
Psychological filter --
Emotions --
Rate differences --
Negative intentions --
Improving listening behaviors --
Open and attentive body position --
Positive eye contact --
Facial expression --
Head and body movements --
Touching --
Verbal responses --
Elimination of negative listening behaviors--
Using different types of listening --
Empathic listening --
Receptive listening --
Directive listening --
Looking back --
8. Improving communication : how to send messages --
Looking ahead --
Improving your verbalizing style --
Closed and open communication --
Becoming an effective communicator --
Directness --
Straightforwardness --
Clarity --
Supportiveness --
Efficiency and sharing --
Recognizing the importance of paralanguage and body language --
What is paralanguage? --
Effects of paralanguage --
Components of body language --
Importance and interpretation of body language --
Looking back. 9. Improving communication : what to say --
Looking ahead --
Understanding content --
Levels of content --
Awareness of content --
Revealing yourself : self-disclosure --
Degrees of self-disclosure --
Benefits of self-disclosure --
Obstacles to self-disclosure --
How to self-disclose --
Giving and receiving compliments --
Recommendations for giving compliments --
Responding to compliments --
Checking your perception --
Effects on perception --
Perception checking as a communication technique --
Using dimensions of awareness --
Delivering criticism --
Responding effectively --
Inappropriate responses to criticism --
Positive responses to criticism --
Effective responses to metamessages --
Ways of responding to offensive language patterns --
Verbal abuse : what to do--
Looking back --
Section 3 : Positive relationships : the ultimate achievement --
10. Building positive relationships --
Looking ahead --
Creating healthy relationships --
Features of a healthy relationship --
Positive interactions --
Examining various types of relationships --
Acquaintances --
Friendships --
Support groups --
Caregiving --
Initiating interactions --
Open-mindedness --
tolerance, acceptance, and appreciation --
How to approach and converse with others --
Internet dating --
Connecting with others --
Attraction and liking --
Improving relationships --
Realistic expectations of relationships --
Sensitivity and cooperation --
Assertiveness --
Negotiation skills --
Understanding conflict --
What is conflict? --
The ingredients of conflict --
Why learn conflict resolution skills? --
Positive steps to conflict resolution --
Difficult people --
Supportiveness --
Sincere expression --
Answering the challenge of relationships --
Looking back --
Resources. 11. Succeeding in your career --
Looking ahead --
Seeking satisfaction in careers and jobs --
Career choice --
Selection of a job --
Identifying desirable personal qualities and work habits --
Choosing wisely : from the job search to retirement --
The search itself --
Your career path --
Enjoying relationships at work --
Personality types at work --
Positive relations --
Looking back --
Resources --
12. Developing and enriching intimate relationships --
Looking ahead --
What is love? --
Identifying obstacles to love and intimacy --
Low self-esteem --
Extensive giving and addiction --
Love schemas --
Fear of risks --
Lack of knowledge --
Recognizing different types of love --
Passionate love Intimatenimate love --
What is intimacy? --
Development of intimacy --
Managing conflict --
Unfair fighting styles --
Fair fighting --
Enriching a relationship --
Why criticize? --
Seeking sexual fulfillment --
Sexual behaviors --
Sexual enrichment --
Living together --
Who lives together and why? --
Living arrangements --
Choosing to marry --
Definitions and images of marriage --
Types of marriage --
Preparation for marriage --
Succeeding in marriage and other committed relationships --
Success factors : questions to ask --
Marital enrichment --
Ending relationships --
Reasons for seeking an end --
Counseling as an alternative --
Letting go --
Resources. 13. Strengthening family relationships --
Looking ahead --
Exploring families --
Parenting in a positive way --
The decision to become a parent --
Parent education --
Goals of child raising --
Responsibilities of parenting --
A special word to fathers --
Discipline and its multifaceted dimensions --
Parenting styles defined --
Four parenting styles --
Consequences for children --
Democratic style of parenting --
Positive parenting behaviors --
Enjoying the role of grandparent --
Understanding the characteristics of a strong family --
Dual-earner households --
Divorced households --
Single-parent households --
Stepfamily households --
Looking back --
Resources --
Reflections and applications --
Glossary --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Sharon L. Hanna, Rose Suggett, Doug Radtke.

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