Asserting Yourself-Updated Edition: A Practical Guide For Positive Change (Paperback)

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The classic best-selling step-by-step program for becoming more assertive. Utilizing a number of techniques from behavior-change psychology, speech, communications, and acting, the authors Sharon and Gordon Bower outline an effective assertiveness program to help people improve their self-esteem, articulate their opinions, and develop meaningful relationships. Exercises and examples throughout--including the celebrated DESC scripts (describe, express, specify, consequences)--allow readers to practice the program, adapt it to their own lives, and evaluate their progress. For both personal and professional use, Asserting Yourself is the classic guide to building confidence and taking a stand.

About the Author

Sharon Anthony Bower is President of Confidence Training, Inc. She has led communication workshops for Apple, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and government agencies.

Gordon H. Bower is Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, having received his Ph.D. from Yale. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780738209715
ISBN-10: 0738209716
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Publication Date: October 27th, 2004
Pages: 256
Language: English