Fundamentals of Human Communication: Social Science in Everyday Life / Edition 3

Fundamentals of Human Communication: Social Science in Everyday Life / Edition 3

by Melvin L. DeFleur, M. DeFleur, Timothy Plax, Patricia Kearney
     
 

This introduction to the basic concepts in human communication provides a theory-based overview of the communication studies discipline and helps students develop strategies for becoming better communicators. Substantially revised, the third edition focuses on communication research and theory from a social science perspective, and emphasizes communication in

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This introduction to the basic concepts in human communication provides a theory-based overview of the communication studies discipline and helps students develop strategies for becoming better communicators. Substantially revised, the third edition focuses on communication research and theory from a social science perspective, and emphasizes communication in practice, both in everyday life and in the workplace. Fundamentals of Human Communication is not intended for courses in which the text is meant to support an extensive public speaking/performance component.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072862935
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Part One: Basics of Communication

Chapter 1: The Communication Process: An Overview

Chapter 2: Verbal Communication: Using Speech and Language

Chapter 3: Nonverbal Communication: Communicating Without Language

Chapter 4: The Importance of Listening
Part Two: Communicating in Distinctive Contexts

Chapter 5: Communicating Interpersonally

Chapter 6: Communicating in Small Groups

Chapter 7: Communicating in Organizations

Chapter 8: Communicating between Cultures
Part Three: Managing Personal Communication Processes

Chapter 9: Presenting Yourself Effectively

Chapter 10: Overcoming Communication Apprehension

Chapter 11: Influencing Others

Chapter 12: Coping with Conflict
Part Four: Understanding Communication Media

Chapter 13: Using Media to Communicate Interpersonally

Chapter 14: Understanding Mass Communication

Chapter 15: Professional Communication

Chapter 16: Understanding Communication Research
Glossary
Index

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