Making Friends (& Making Them Count), By Emory A. Griffin

Making Friends (& Making Them Count)

by Emory A. Griffin

Making Friends (& Making Them Count)
  • Length: 223 pages
  • Published: May 29, 1987
  • Imprint: IVP
  • Item Code: 0996
  • ISBN: 9780877849964

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  • Recipient of a 1987 Campus Life Editor's Choice Award
  • A 1987 Religious Speech Communication Association Book of the Year

Exploring the art of friendship, Em Griffin discusses what attracts one person to another, how self-concept affects relationships, how people form first impressions and what ingredients make for lasting friendships.


1. The Rules of the Game
Understanding Me
2. Self-Concept
3. Motivation
Understanding Thee
4. Perception
5. Listening to Language
6. Nonverbal Communication
7. Interpersonal Attraction
Understanding We
8. Trust and Transparency
9. Accountability and Forgiveness
10. The Friendship Mandate


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Em Griffin is professor emeritus of communication at Wheaton College in Illinois, where he has taught since 1970. He received his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Michigan and his M. A. and Ph.D. in Communication from Northwestern university. His research interest centers on the development of close friendships. Griffin is the author of Getting Together and Making Friends (& Making Them Count).