Pragmatics of Human Relationships: A Guide to Effective Communications

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Authors: Loren E. Bryant and Jane A. Counts
Date: Winter 1999
From: Families, Systems & Health(Vol. 17, Issue 4)
Publisher: American Psychological Association, Inc.
Document Type: Book review
Length: 725 words

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Pragmatics of Human Relationships: A Guide to Effective Communications by Raphael J. Becvar, Ph.D. and Dorothy S. Becvar, Ph.D. Galena, Illinois: Geist & Russell Companies, 1998, 233 pp.

Ray and Dorothy Becvar have distinguished themselves academically and professionally throughout the world. Despite their prestigious scholarly backgrounds, the Becvars have the ability to write on a level that is immediately personable and intimate. Like their previous works, Hot Chocolate for a Cold Winter's Night: Essays for Relationship Development and Theory and Family Therapy: A Systems Primer, Ray and Dorothy have crystallized family system concepts for the reader in terms of its application to human communication and interpersonal relationships. This book will be a beneficial resource for physicians and medical professionals as well as consumers of healthcare services. Both seasoned veterans and students of family therapy will appreciate the elegance of the relational concepts presented in this text.

Pragmatics of Human Relationships: A Guide to Effective Communications is one of the Becvars' most practical efforts to date. They have written in a simple, straightforward manner that should appeal to anyone hoping to develop...

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Bryant, Loren E., and Jane A. Counts. "Pragmatics of Human Relationships: A Guide to Effective Communications." Families, Systems & Health, vol. 17, no. 4, 1999, p. 495. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.
  

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