In the dominant American culture, assertion is a primary tool for clear, open and successful communication. Reflect on a situation in which either non-assertive or aggressive behavior was exhibited. Analyze the situation by answering the following questions:
What was the basic problem that needed to be addressed?
What right or rights were being violated?
What irrational beliefs could have interfered with appropriate behavior?
What could have been a more successful outcome?
Specify the techniques or skills that could have replaced the non-assertive or aggressive behavior.
Describe a specific intercultural situation in which assertion may not be an effective choice.
Include at least two references from the Assertiveness training materials. In your personal examples, both rights and irrational thinking must be discussed.Read Chapters 6 & 14 from the Jandt text.
Your essay should be between 2 and 3 typed pages.
To be eligible for full credit, the essay must have title, be submitted ON TIME, typed, and carefully proofread for all errors.
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