Bridges not Walls examines interpersonal communication through a broad range of scholarly and popular articles drawn from various disciplines, including communication, philosophy, social science, and psychology. ; Readings included are thought-provoking discussions of the nature of interpersonal contact, connections between verbal and nonverbal cues, person perception and social intelligence, listening, deception and betrayal, identity management, interpersonal ethics, types of love, transformational conflict management, and diversity.
New to This Edition :
- The text is composed of 57 readings--27 of which are new to this edition.
- Thich Nhat Hanh, "Interbeing"
- Neil Postman, "The Communication Panacea".
- John Stewart & Carole Logan, "Constructing Selves"
- Daniel Goleman, "The Rudiments of Social Intelligence".
- Gerald Corey and Marianne Schneider-Corey, "Meaning and Values".
- Harold Barrett, "Maintaining the Self in Communicating".
- Navita Cummings James, "When Miss America Was Always White".
- Virginia Richmond and James C. McCroskey, "Communication and Nonverbal Behavior".
- Daniel J. Canary, Michael J. Cody, & Valerie L. Manusov, "Functions of Nonverbal Behavior".
- Carol A. Roach and Nancy J. Wyatt, "Misconceptions about Listening".
- David Johnson, "Being Open With and To Other People".
- Robert Alberti and Michael Emmons, "What It Means to Be Assertive".
- Virginia Richmond and James McCroskey, "Immediacy".
- Lawrence B. Rosenfeld and Jack B. Richman, "What to Tell"
- Kathleen M. Galvin and Bernard J. Brommel, "Intimacy and Closeness Within Families"
- Thich Nath Hanh, "Eating Mindfully".
- Mitch Albom, "The Fifth Tuesday: We Talk About Family".
- Julia T. Wood, "Gendered Standpoints on Personal Relationships".
- John Gottman, "Making Marriage Work".
- Steve Duck, "Handling the Break-up of Relationships".
- Flavio F. Marsiglia and Michael L. Hecht, "The Story of Sara: Raising a Jewish Child Around the Christmas Tree".
- Marsha Houston, "When Black Women Talk with White Women: Why Dialogues Are Difficult".
- Deborah Tannen, "The Roots of Debate and the Hope of Dialogue".
- William Issacs, "A Conversation with a Center, not Sides".
- John Stewart and Karen Zediker, "Dialogue's Basic Tension".
- Bruce Hyde and Jeffrey L. Bineham, "Can Dialogue Be Taught?".
- Parker J. Palmer, "Leading From Within".
- A new chapter, Chapter 12: Promoting Dialogue, discusses topics such as, "Can Dialogue be Taught?"and "The Roots of Debate and the Hope of Dialogue".
- A new chapter, Chapter 15 "A Spiritual Approach", contains Parker J. Palmer's "Leading from Within."
- Bridges Not Walls is divided into 5 sections:
- I. Entering the Interpersonal Arena,
- II. Making Meaning Together,
- III. Changing Relationships,
- IV. Bridges not Walls,
- V. Approaches to Interpersonal Communication. ; Readings in the text come from a range of disciplines, including organizational development, education, clinical and social psychology, and philosophy.