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Contemporary Issues in Interpersonal Communication / Edition 1
     

Contemporary Issues in Interpersonal Communication / Edition 1

by Mark P. Orbe
 

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ISBN-10: 0195330560

ISBN-13: 2900195330563

Pub. Date: 11/10/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In this undergraduate text, Orbe (communication, Western Michigan University) and Bruess (communication studies, University of St. Thomas) introduce core concepts of interpersonal communication and apply them to issues and events relevant to college students. Written in student-friendly language, the text links specific communication practices to issues of culture,

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In this undergraduate text, Orbe (communication, Western Michigan University) and Bruess (communication studies, University of St. Thomas) introduce core concepts of interpersonal communication and apply them to issues and events relevant to college students. Written in student-friendly language, the text links specific communication practices to issues of culture, power, and technology. Pedagogical features include real news cases and boxes on research opportunities. B&w photos are included in the two-color layout. Annotation © 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900195330563
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/10/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
364

Table of Contents

Part I: An Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
1: An Orientation to Interpersonal Communication
Contemporary Issues: Loving Across Cultural Lines
Myths About Interpersonal Communication
Why Study Interpersonal Communication?
The Interpersonal Communication Process
Defining Interpersonal Communication
Key Principles of Interpersonal Communication
Preview of Remaining Chapters
2: Culture, Power, and Technology: Contemporary Issues in Interpersonal
Communication
Contemporary Issues: Changing Lives Through the Power of
Myths About Interpersonal Communication
Three Evolving Contemporary Issues
Culture and Interpersonal Communication
Power and Interpersonal Communication
Technology and Interpersonal Communication
3: Self and Communication
Contemporary Issues: Self-Esteem-Based
Myths About Interpersonal Communication
Self-Concept
Self-Concept Development
The Importance of Social Identities
Communicating Self
General Self-Disclosure Patterns
Contemporary Issues and Communicating Self
Self-Disclosure and Technology
4: Perception and Communication
Contemporary Issues: The Power of Self-Perceptions
Myths About Interpersonal Communication
Understanding Perception as a Process
Why Do Perceptions Differ?
Common Patterns in Perception
Cultural Stereotypes: A Form of Overattribution
Perceptions of Technology
The Power of Perceptions
Part II: Interpersonal Messages
5: Language and Meaning
Contemporary Issues: The Importance of Language Choices
Myths About Interpersonal Communication
The Nature of Language
Characteristics of Language
Language and Meaning
Language and Culture
Language and Power
Language Bias
Semantics of Prejudice
The Dynamic Nature of Language
6: Nonverbal Communication
Contemporary Issues: Use Caution When E-Mailing
Myths About Interpersonal Communication
What Is Nonverbal Communication?
Using Nonverbal Cues
The Relationship Between Nonverbal and Verbal Communication
Types of Nonverbal Communication
Coenetics: Nonverbal Codes Across Cultures
7: Listening
Contemporary Issues: Listening in Littleton
Myths About Interpersonal Communication
Listening: An Essential Interpersonal Skill
Listening in the Twenty-First Century
Hearing Versus Listening
Mindfulness and Listening
Listening: A Cultural Form of Communication
Types of Listening
Skills for Better Listening: Avoid Listening Blocks
Barriers to Effective Listening
8: Creating Positive Interpersonal Climates
Contemporary Issues: Gay Students Face Abusive Social
Myths About Interpersonal Communication
Defining Positive Communication Climates and Increasing
Communication Competence
How Does a Communication Climate Develop?
9: Managing Conflict
Contemporary Issues: Mismanaging Emotions During Conflict
Myths About Interpersonal Communication
Defining Conflict
Thinking About Conflict
The Nature of Conflict
Different Cultural Perspectives
Conflict Strategies
The Role of Emotions During Conflict
Communicating Your Emotions During Conflict
Assessing Others' Emotions During Conflict
Cyberspace Conflict
Part III: Communication Contexts
10: Communicating in Personal Relationships
Contemporary Issues: E-Romance
Myths About Interpersonal Communication
Communication and the Development of Personal Relationships
How and Why We Form Personal Relationships
Relational Maintenance: What Keeps Relationships Going?
11: Communicating in the Family
Contemporary Issues: A Different Kind of Family
Myths About Interpersonal Communication
The Twenty-First-Century Family
Communicating for Family Satisfaction: Family Rules,
Rituals, Images, Stories, and Powers
12: Communicating at Work
Contemporary Issues: A Dream Job Goes Bad
Myths About Interpersonal Communication
The Twenty-First-Century Workplace
Being an Effective Communicator at Work
Work-Related Relationships
Personal Relationships at Work
Communication via the Grapevine
Romance in the Workplace
Power and Leadership in Organizations
Sexual Harassment
Contemporary Issues and Sexual Harassment
Glossary
Chapter Notes
Name Index
Subject Index

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