Interpersonal Messages: Communication and Relationship Skills Joseph A. DeVito, HunterCollegeof the City University of New York Interpersonal Messages is a brief, highly interactive text that emphasizes interpersonal communication and relationship skills, ethics, critical thinking, listening, and power in a multicultural world. In 10 chapters,Interpersonal Messages provides a comprehensive introduction to interpersonal communication that creates a foundation for students to understand the concepts of interpersonal communication and to develop the necessary skills to apply what they have learned through real-life examples and exercises. With a focus on skill-building, this text helps today's students understand how to master interpersonal communication and relationship skills in every area of their personal, social, and professional lives. Features Emphasis on skill-building throughout the text. Exploration of cultural differences (in Ch. 2 as a dedicated chapter, in a section on culture in every chapter, and throughout the text) brings attention to cultural sensitivity, while teaching effective communication in a diverse world. Fully integrated coverage of critical thinking encourages students to make more reasoned and logical interpersonal choices. Discussions of power and interpersonal communication are integrated throughout the text, providing students with the skills and experiences needed to become more empowered and effective. Ethical Messages boxes highlight a variety of ethical issues in interpersonal communication including censorship, outing, lying, gossip, and silence encouraging students to formulate their own ethical principles. Along with special listening boxes in each chapter, Chapter 5 is entirely devoted to listening, a skill critical to successful interpersonal communication. A thorough discussion of the dark side of interpersonal relationships in Chapter 9 provides students with insight into this growing area of the field. The Communication Blog, maintained by the author and available at http://tcbdevito.blogspot.com , provides a forum for users of Interpersonal Messages and offers periodic updates and suggestions for teaching interpersonal communication. TECHNOLOGY ADVANTAGE MyCommunicationLab is a state-of-the-art, interactive and instructive solution for Interpersonal Communication. Designed to be used as a supplement to a traditional lecture course, or to completely administer an online course, MyCommunicationLab combines an E-book, multimedia, video clips, interpersonal communication activities, research support, tests and quizzes to completely engage students. (See Valuepack listings for package ISBNs.)Joseph A. DeVito is the author of 'Interpersonal Messages: Communication and Relationship Skills', published 2007 under ISBN 9780205491117 and ISBN 0205491111.