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Person to person : positive relationships don't just happen / Sharon L. Hanna, Rose Suggett, Doug Radtke.

By: Hanna, Sharon L, 1940-.
Contributor(s): Suggett, Rose | Radtke, Doug.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson/Prentice Hall, c2008Edition: 5th ed.Description: xiii, 447 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0132288141; 9780132288149.Subject(s): Interpersonal communication | Self-actualization (Psychology) | Interpersonal relationsDDC classification: 158.2
Contents:
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 --
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 --
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 --
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 --
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 --
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 --
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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 415-438) and index.

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.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Sharon L. Hanna was a life long educator having taught in Nebraska, New Jersey, and Illinois over a period of several years, she received both faculty achievement and outstanding teacher awards during her career. Her research on the strengths of stepfamilies was published in academic journals, and she served as national president of the Stepfamily Association of America. She authored Career by Design 1stand 2nd edition published by Prentice Hall.

Dr. Doug Radtke has been an educator for the past 37 years. Currently he is a high school administrator. He has taught secondary students, undergraduate students, and graduate level students. He has published several articles in professional journals over a variety of topics and has been a speaker at several regional and national conventions. He is co-author of Career by Design, 3rd edition.

Dr. Rose Suggett is chair of Social Sciences, Academic Education, at Southeast Community College. She has received awards for teaching and research. Her research on the impact of divorce in children has been presented nationally and internationally. She is co-author of Career by Design, 3rd edition.

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