Written by leading scholar and award-winning teacher Julia T. Wood, INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: EVERYDAY ENCOUNTERS, 9th Edition, relates theory and skills directly to students' everyday interactions as it delivers a solid introduction to interpersonal communication. An emphasis on cultural diversity is thoroughly woven throughout the new 9th edition, equipping readers with the skills they need to effectively communicate with people who may not share a similar background. The new edition also features increased coverage of social media, including a section in every chapter that discusses connections between chapter themes and social media. The text's pedagogy is carefully integrated into MindTap's personalized teaching and learning platform. Assignments guide students to analyze, apply and improve thinking, allowing instructors to measure skills and outcomes with ease. MindTap combines interactive videos and simulations with high-value gradable activities in an engaging, personalized online environment.