Chapters 5 and 6 in Bridges Not Walls utilize the metaphor of inhaling and exhaling to explore interpersonal communication. Applying material from the various essays, explore the 2 concepts and explain how they further our understanding of interpersonal communication from the beginning chapters. What role does listening play in the inhaling or exhaling process?
Hello Class, This week we are reading about inhaling and exhaling, metaphors for taking in and giving out information and thoughts. There are a lot of interesting and thought-provoking concepts that come up in these chapters. Think about the various aspects of inhaling and exhaling within the context of identity building and your behavioral blend. Some of the topics this week include stereotyping, mindful listening, self-disclosure, exaggerating, “easing in,” and “saying what you mean.” You must cite and references our textbooks as sources to support your work in the thread and replies.
Do not lose points for reference errors. Stewart’s book is an edited book, so the citations and references are the authors of the essay in the book that you are giving credit to. Below is an example:
Burley-Allen, M. (1995). Listening: The forgotten skill: A self-teaching guide (2nd ed.). New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons.
Stewart, J., Zediker, K. E., & Witteborn, S. (2012). Inhaling: Perception. In J. Stewart (Ed.), Bridges not walls: A book about interpersonal communication (11th ed.) (pp. 162-178). New York, NY: McGraw Hill.
Please use APA formatting and in text cititation
Please No Plagiarism
Minimum of 450 words