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Communication in A Changing World distinguishes itself from other introductory textbooks by its emphasis on ethics and civility in communication; its original, comprehensive and integrated treatment of computer-mediated communication; and, its authentic, engaging examples drawn frequently from popular culture. Communication in A Changing World regards communication as integral to the development of students as responsible citizens in a diverse world. The new edition now features a "quick guide" for preparing a first speech that is audience-centered and includes themes of responsible communication.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780077212186
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 7/2/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 427
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: Foundations of Communication

Chapter 1. Understanding the Process of Communication

Why Study Communication?

Defining Communication

Communication as a Discipline

Basic Elements in the Communication Process

Dynamic Characteristics of the Communication Process

Communicating Responsibility: Guiding Principles for Communicators

Resources for Review and Skill Building

Chapter 2. Constructing the Self through Communication

Developing the Self through Communication

Communication and Identity

Enhancing Self-Awareness through Interaction with Others

Communications Responsibility: Maintaing an Authentic Self

Resources for Review and Skill Building

Chapter 3. Perceiving and Communicating with Others

Factors that Influence Perceptions

Steps in the Process of Forming Perceptions

Communicating Responsibly: Perception Guidelines

Resources for Review and Skill Building

Chapter 4. Listening and Responding to Others

Hearing and Listening

The Listening Process

Active and Passive Listening

Obstacles to Effective Listening

Communicating Responsibly: Being a Good Listener

Resources for Review and Skill Building

Chapter 5. Understanding and Shaping the World through Verbal Communication

Verbal Communication and Meaning

Understanding the Meaning of Words

Communicating Culture through Language

Ethical Challenges in Verbal Communication

Communicating Responsibly: Using Language Effectively and Appropriately

Resources for Review and Skill Building

Chapter 6. Appreciating and Using Nonverbal Communication

Basic Characteristics of Nonverbal Communication

Functions of Nonverbal Communication

Types of Nonverbal Communication

Communicating Responsibly: Managing Nonverbal Cues Effectively

Resources for Review and Skill Building

PART TWO: Communication in Context

Chapter 7. Communicating in Interpersonal Relationships

Basic Characteristics of Interpersonal Communication

Intimacy, Interpersonal Relationships, and Communication

Interpersonal Attraction

Communication and Relationship Development

Communicating Responsibly: Ongoing Intimacy and Appropriate Self-Disclosure

Resources for Review and Skill Building

Chapter 8. Building Common Ground in Interpersonal Relationships

The Value of Conflict

Sources of Conflict

Ways of Handling Conflict

Communicating Responsibly: Building Common Ground

Resources for Review and Skill Building

Chapter 9: Communicating in Groups

Small Groups Are Essential in Our Society

The Rewards and Costs of Group Decision Making

Norms and Roles Are Established Through Group Communication

Using the Problem-Solving Agenda to Make Effective Decisions

Communicating Responsibly: Becoming an Effective Leader

Resources for Review and Skill Building

Chapter 10: Exploring Mediated Communication

Defining Media and Mass Communication

The Coevolution of Media and Audiences

Media Functions and Effects

Communicating Responsibly: Guidelines for Media Literacy

Resources for Review and Skill Building

PART THREE: Public Communication

Chapter 11: Planning Public Presentations

Selecting a Topic

Focusing Your Speech Topic

Analyzing the Situation

Gathering Materials for Your Speech

Communicating Responsibly: Planning Presentations with Integrity

Resources for Review and Skill Building

Chapter 12: Organizing and Outlining Public Presentations

The Overall Structure of Your Speech

Ways of Organizing the Body of the Speech

Developing and Supporting the Main Ideas of Your Speech

Starting Your Speech with an Effective Introduction

Finishing Your Speech with an Effective Conclusion

Communicating Responsibly: Developing a Sound Structure

Resources for Review and Skill Building

Chapter 13: Delivering a Confident Presentation

Managing the Fear of Speaking

Types of Delivery

Selecting the Words for Your Speech

Aspects of Delivery

Communicating Responsibly: Using Appropriate Languages and Gestures

Resources for Review and Skill Building

Chapter 14: Speaking to Inform and Inspire

Crafting a Credible Presentation

Types of Informative Speeches

Speaking at Special Occasions

Communicating Responsibly: The Good Person Speaking Well

Resources for Review and Skill Building

Chapter 15: Speaking to Persuade

The Informative-Persuasive Continuum

Types of Persuasive Speeches

Building Persuasive Arguments

Putting it All Together

Communicating Responsibly: Recognizing and Practicing Ethical Persuasion

Resources for Review and Skill Building

Appendix: A Brief Guide to Interviewing

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