Interpersonal Communication and Psychology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750640800

Interpersonal Communication and Psychology

1st Edition

Authors: Dev Rungapadiachy
Paperback ISBN: 9780750640800
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 22nd December 1998
Page Count: 304

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This book offers nursing students and professionals a unique opportunity to explore both interpersonal communication and psychology in the context of health care delivery. It is an ideal text for communication training on nursing courses from diploma to degree level. The main focus is on self-awareness, through self-reflection, encouraging practitioners to understand and improve their interpersonal skills.

Key Features

  • Interactive nature - plenty of exercises to engage the reader
  • Well illustrated to enhance understanding of key concepts
  • Integrated approach, drawing on theory, with practical applications

Table of Contents

Introduction - Communication, a central core to health care delivery; Intrapersonal Dynamics and Self-awareness; Self-awareness; Psychoanalytical theory of personality development; Transactional analysis; Cognitive development; Perception and behaviour; A humanistic point of view; Emotion and behaviour; Attitudes and prejudices; Interpersonal dynamics and self-awareness - Introduction; Interpersonal theory; Psychosocial theory; Behavioural and social learning; Stress and behaviour; Obedience, conformity, compliance and learned helplessness; Group dynamics and leadership; Interpersonal conflict: Dynamics, Resolutions and Self-Awareness; Interpersonal skills and practice - Introduction; The dimensions of communication; Listening, attending and responding; Trust, disclosure, feedback and self-awareness; Assertiveness and caring; Herons Six Category Intervention Analysis; The concept of helping; Reflection and conclusion;


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About the Author

Dev Rungapadiachy

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer, School of Healthcare Studies, University of Leeds, UK