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Striving, Surviving, and Thriving: Searching for Messages and Relationships



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Conversation: Striving, Surviving, and Thriving: Searching for Messages and Relationships by Peter J. McCusker
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"Conversation: Striving, Surviving, and Thriving" presents a psychological-evolutionary rationale for everyday discourse and a method for analyzing conversations. As an evolved form of direct action, conversation empowers humans to relentlessly seek good physical and mental states by discovering life-enhancing messages and relationships. Properly analyzed conversations disclose our innermost desires and concerns, and promote self-enriching insights. "Conversation: Striving, Surviving, and Thriving" answers such questions as: What can I do to make my conversations more satisfying? What is conversational style? How is it that some people are chatty and others reticent? Where does conversational content come from? Why am I more likely to telephone my mother than my father? What are the similarities and differences between man-talk and woman-talk? Are some people simply not worth the conversational effort? Why is gossip enticing? Do I talk with the same persons about the same things? Incisive and eminently useful, "Conversation: Striving, Surviving, and Thriving" illuminates the hopes and dreams encoded in everyday banter, enabling us to more effectively talk our way to feeling good.
Release date Australia
January 1st, 2004
Country of Publication
United States
black & white illustrations
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