Hanna, Sharon L., 1940-

Person to person : positive relationships don't just happen / Sharon L. Hanna, Rose Suggett, Doug Radtke. - 5th ed. - Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson/Prentice Hall, c2008. - xiii, 447 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 415-438) and index.

Preface -- Acknowledgments -- About the authors -- Section 1 : Relating : beginning with the self -- 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 -- 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 -- 1. 2. 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 -- 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 -- 3. 4. 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 -- power of your thoughts -- power of your behavior -- When should you seek professional help? -- Suicide and depression -- Coping with emotional crises -- path of life -- How to cope -- Death : a universal crisis -- Looking back -- Resources -- 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 -- 5. The The The 6. Section 2 : Communication : the key to relationships -- Becoming a positive listener -- Looking ahead -- Understanding the art of listening -- why of listening -- 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 -- 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 -- 7. The The 8. 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 -- 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? -- 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 -- 9. 10. The 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 -- search itself -- Your career path -- Enjoying relationships at work -- Personality types at work -- Positive relations -- Looking back -- Resources -- 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 -- 11. The 12. Strengthening family relationships -- Looking ahead -- Exploring families -- Parenting in a positive way -- decision to become a parent -- Parent education -- Goals of child raising -- Responsibilities of parenting -- 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. 13. The A

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Interpersonal communication.
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Interpersonal relations.

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