Using group discussion, and reader activities, this interactive and user-friendly “workbook” teaches readers practical skills for dealing with everyday situations. It balances coverage of theoretical concepts and research with interesting personal stories, anecdotes, and case studies, and applies theoretical concepts throughout. The author's counseling background and sense of humor in dealing with serious subjects encourages readers to try new behaviors in a safe environment. Students are given opportunities for practicing new skills in improving human relations. The volume addresses all aspects of human relations including laying the foundation, self awareness, dealing with emotions, family influences, developing close relationships and human sexuality, as well as coping skills, life changes and positive living. For individuals interested in improving human relations.