Optimal Human Relations : The Search for a Good Life.
By: Mortensen, C. David.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Somerset : Taylor and Francis, 2014Copyright date: ©2008Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (213 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781412812283.Subject(s): Electronic books. -- local | Interpersonal communication | Interpersonal relationsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Optimal Human Relations : The Search for a Good LifeDDC classification: 302.2 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Optimal Conditions -- 3. Communicative Competence -- 4. Interpersonal Compatibility -- 5. Prosocial Influence -- Bibliography -- Index.
Optimal Human Relations explores the favorable conditions for human beings to live the best possible way of life imaginable; it both argues the case for and documents recent advances in the study of social influences on everyday life. This inspirational conception of "the good life" invites productive inquiry into the conditions responsible for the pursuit of optimal conditions, fulfilled expectations, and a rich, vital, way of life. It is through this lens that Mortensen measures the good life, pointing to these aspects of human communication as a litmus test of the relative importance of individualistic and collective orientations. Along the way, the reader discovers who and what we are in relation to the quality of the world in which we reside alongside those who journey with us.
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