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Author Israel, Tania, author

Title Beyond your bubble : how to connect across the political divide, skills and strategies for conversations that work / Tania Israel
Published Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [2020]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 175 pages) : illustrations
Contents Activities you can do on your own -- Introduction : the state of our union -- Getting started : the basics of meaningful dialogue -- Preparation for dialogue -- Why listen? -- Managing emotions -- Cultivating understanding -- Talking skills -- Dialogue skills in context -- Dialogue skills in action -- Additions resources -- Communication guidelines -- Activities to try with a partner
Summary "This practical, politically neutral book offers concrete skills for holding meaningful conversations that cut across today's intense political divide, showing readers how to connect to the people in their lives. Political polarization is at an all-time high, and the consequences for our personal relationships are significant. Many people have friends and family members with whom they feel they can no longer communicate because of their extreme political views. In this book, psychologist Tania Israel presents her program for helping people have meaningful, constructive conversations with those they disagree with politically. Chapters show readers how to develop and use the scientifically-proven skills that are the foundation of constructive conversation, including strategies for effective listening, managing emotions, and understanding someone else's perspective, as well as finding common ground, avoiding self-righteousness, and telling your own story. Throughout, conversation prompts, practical exercises, case examples, and self-quizzes help readers visualize and practice starting, sustaining, and ending challenging conversations"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Communication in politics -- Psychological aspects
Communication -- Psychological aspects
Public speaking -- Psychological aspects
Communication -- Psychological aspects.
Public speaking -- Psychological aspects.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020013880
ISBN 1433833689