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Pragmatics of human communication; a study of interactional patterns, pathologies, and paradoxes [by] Paul Watzlawick, Janet Helmick Beavin [and] Don D. Jackson.

; Bavelas, Janet Beavin, 1940- author ; Jackson, Don D. (Don De Avila), 1920-1968, author
[1st ed.].. New York, Norton [1967] .
ISBN 9780393010091, 0393010090

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Other Authors Bavelas, Janet Beavin, 1940-
Jackson, Don D. 1920-1968,
Subjects Communication.
Comportement social.
Interpersoonlijke communicatie.
Relations humaines.
Description 296 pages ; 22 cm
Copyright Date [1967]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-283).
Summary Called one of the best books ever about human communication, and a perennial bestseller, Pragmatics of Human Communication has formed the foundation of much contemporary research into interpersonal communication, in addition to laying the groundwork for context-based approaches to psychotherapy. The authors present the simple but radical idea that problems in life often arise from issues of communication, rather than from deep psychological disorders, reinforcing their conceptual explorations with case studies and well-known literary examples. Written with humor and for a variety of readers, this book identifies simple properties and axioms of human communication and demonstrates how all communications are actually a function of their contexts.
Contents The frame of reference -- Some tentative axioms of communication -- Pathological communication -- The organization of human interaction -- A communicational approach to the play Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? -- Paradoxical communication -- Paradox in psychotherapy -- Existentialism and the theory of human communication : an outlook.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)168614
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WorldCat Identities Watzlawick, Paul, 1921-2007.
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