Listening Behavior Author:Larry L. Barker Several motivating forces stimulated the writing of Listening Behavior. Among them were beliefs that (1) most of us take the listening process for granted; (2) most of us are less effective listeners than we could be; and (3) the failure to listen probably creates more interpersonal (and perhaps, international) problems than any other aspect of... more » human behavior. Although no book can solve all of man's problems, it is hoped that this text will provide a foundation for the solutions of one of man's deficiencies - ineffective listening.
Among the general objectives:
(1) To provide the reader with an appreciation for listening as a vital element in the communication process.
(2) To provide the reader with a basic understanding of listening behavior and the listening process.
(3) To "sensitize" the reader to his own listening behavior.
(4) To help the reader improve his listening proficiencies in a variety of listening settings.
(5) To provide the reader with criteria with which to evaluate his own listening behavior.
(6) To stimulate readers to actively attempt to hlep their friends, relatives and acquaintenances to improve their listening behaviors.« less