Social behaviour

  • Michael Argyle
Part of the Psychology for Professional Groups book series


Bannister, in chapter 1, contrasted communication with the self and communication with others. Whereas he dealt with the former, Argyle now deals with the latter.


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Annotated reading

  1. Argyle, M. (1978) The Psychology of Interpersonal Behaviour (3rd edn). Harmondsworth: Penguin. Covers the field of the chapter, and related topics at Penguin level.Google Scholar
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