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Let’s Get Personal! offers practical advice to initiate, maintain, and enhance the interpersonal relationships in both your private and professional life. The textbook writers model appropriate self-disclosure to teach readers how to create intimate communication that can lead to satisfying, meaningful interpersonal relationships. Readers will appreciate the first person approach, personal narratives, helpful tips, and enlightening dissection of relational communication situations.
Author(s): Andrew L. Shim
Exploring the Field of Kinesiology has the resources that students need to obtain and survive a promising career in the field of kinesiology. This textbook assists students in determining their goals, and in selecting the right specialization or field of study. Beginning with the identification of kinesiology, this text invites students to look at the different career opportunities that are within this field and aids in preparation for their early career.
OUR PLANET IS A DYNAMIC PLACE
There are numerous recent geological occurrences of life-changing events: earthquakes in Japan and the southwestern Pacific Ocean, the tsunami in South Asia, hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean and typhoons in the Pacific, widespread flooding in the Midwest, as well as wildfires in California to name a few.
Author(s): Stephanie P Curran
One World, Many Faiths invites students to explore life's big questions and the wide range of answers offered by the world's faith traditions. From faithful believers to committed skeptics, human beings have long explored questions such as: Who am I? Why am I here? How do I make sense of suffering? Is there a sacred reality and how do I relate to it? The answers are diverse but the urge to question unites us all.
Author(s): Steven Witt
Our educational world is in a constant battle. Teachers race through the day in an attempt to race to the top. They struggle for quality time with their students and are constantly being second guessed by politicians and parents. School days are organized around assessments and punctuated by frequent interruptions.
Opportunities: Transforming Educational Research and Teaching Practices is a learning journey for all teachers and educational leaders who want to transform their practice.
Author(s): Ted Kluck
Writing this textbook has given me the opportunity to highlight what I deem important, to teach you from my mistakes, and perhaps most importantly, to write joyfully about something that I care about. This has been fun for me, and I hope it’s fun for you.
Far from being a context in which communication occurs, culture is the very basis of communication.
Communication as Culture explains that whether people talk with family members or someone from another country, they are never anything more or less than enculturated people who abide by the limits of their language, values and ideals. People talk about certain things and view others in certain ways. Everything a person does and says reinforces or shows opposition to culture.