Human Communication: The Basic Course / Edition 11

Human Communication: The Basic Course / Edition 11

by Joseph A. DeVito
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205522599

ISBN-13: 9780205522590

Pub. Date: 02/07/2008

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Human Communication: The Basic Course surveys the broad field of human communication, giving attention to theory, research, and skill development. This book provides an in-depth look at the concepts, principles, and skills of human communication, emphasizing public speaking, interpersonal communication, and small group communication.

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Human Communication: The Basic Course surveys the broad field of human communication, giving attention to theory, research, and skill development. This book provides an in-depth look at the concepts, principles, and skills of human communication, emphasizing public speaking, interpersonal communication, and small group communication.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205522590
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
02/07/2008
Series:
MyCommunicationLab Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
8.47(w) x 10.85(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Specialized Contentsx
Welcome to Human Communication: The Basic Coursexiii
Creditsxxii
Part 1Foundations of Human Communication1
1.Preliminaries to Human Communication1
Elements of Human Communication2
Purposes of Human Communication11
Types of Human Communication14
2.Principles of Communication19
Communication Is a Package of Signals20
Communication Is Transactional21
Communication Is a Process of Adjustment22
Communication Involves Content and Relationship Dimensions24
Communication Sequences Are Punctuated26
Communication Involves Symmetrical and Complementary Transactions28
Communication Is Inevitable, Irreversible, and Unrepeatable30
3.Culture and Communication35
Culture and Communication36
How Cultures Differ41
Improving Intercultural Communication45
4.Perception55
The Perception Process56
Processes Influencing Perception59
Critical Perception: Making Perceptions More Accurate71
5.Listening77
The Process of Listening79
Listening, Culture, and Gender83
Listening Effectively86
6.The Self in Communication95
Self-Concept96
Self-Awareness97
Self-Esteem99
Self-Disclosure103
7.Verbal Messages113
Language and Meaning114
Disconfirmation and Confirmation119
Using Verbal Messages Effectively125
8.Nonverbal Messages133
Nonverbal Communication134
The Channels of Nonverbal Communication136
Culture and Nonverbal Communication152
Part 2Interpersonal Communication and Relationships158
9.Interpersonal Communication: Conversation158
Conversation159
Maintaining Conversations163
Managing Conversation168
Conversation Problems: Prevention and Repair176
10.Interpersonal Relationships181
Relationship Processes184
Relationship Types195
Relationship Theories198
11.Interpersonal Conflict205
Interpersonal Conflict206
Conflict Management212
Before and After the Conflict221
Part 3Interviewing and Small Group Communication225
12.Interviewing225
The Interview Process226
The Information Interview230
The Employment Interview231
The Lawfulness of Questions240
13.Small Group Communication245
Small Groups246
Idea-Generation Groups253
Personal Growth Groups255
Information-Sharing Groups256
Problem-Solving Groups258
14.Members and Leaders266
Members in Small Group Communication267
Leaders in Small Group Communication270
Membership, Leadership, and Culture280
Part 4Public Speaking285
15.Public Speaking Topics, Audiences, and Research285
Introducing Public Speaking286
Step 1Select Your Topic and Purpose290
Step 2Analyze Your Audience295
Step 3Research Your Speech Topic299
16.Supporting and Organizing Your Speech314
Step 4Formulate Your Thesis and Major Propositions315
Step 5Support Your Propositions318
Step 6Organize Your Speech331
Step 7Construct Your Introduction, Conclusion, and Transitions335
17.Style and Delivery in Public Speaking343
Step 8Outline Your Speech344
Step 9Word Your Speech351
Step 10Rehearse and Deliver Your Speech358
18.The Informative Speech371
Guidelines for Informative Speaking372
The Speech of Description374
The Speech of Definition376
The Speech of Demonstration381
A Sample Informative Speech383
19.The Persuasive Speech389
Facts, Values, and Policies390
Guidelines for Persuasive Speaking393
The Speech to Strengthen or Change Attitudes, Beliefs, or Values404
The Speech to Stimulate Action407
A Sample Persuasive Speech408
CD-ROM Units
20.The Mass Media415
The Functional and Dysfunctional Media416
Becoming a Critical Consumer of Media422
21.Emotional Communication426
Emotions and Emotional Messages427
Obstacles in Communicating Emotions435
Guidelines for Communicating Emotions437
22.Criticism in the Public Speaking Classroom441
The Nature and Values of Criticism442
Cultural Differences in Approaches to Criticism443
Standards and Principles of Criticism445
23.Developing Special Occasion Speeches456
The Speech of Introduction457
The Speech of Presentation or Acceptance460
The Speech to Secure Goodwill463
The Speech of Tribute466
Additional Special Occasion Speeches467
The Special Occasion Speech in Cultural Perspective472
A Sample Special Occasion Speech473
Glossary of Human Communication Concepts and Skills1
Bibliography1
Index1

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