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Overview

Updated in its 3rd edition, Human Communication in Society is the only text to explore the interplay between the individual and society and its impact on communication. By understanding how the tensions among individual forces, societal forces, cultures, and contexts shape communication and meaning, readers become more ethical and effective communicators. Alberts, Nakayama, and Martin wrote Human Communication in Society to bring a comprehensive, balanced view to the study of human communication.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205029389
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 4/17/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 98,324
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION

THE IMPORTANCE OF STUDYING HUMAN COMMUNICATION

WHAT IS HUMAN COMMUNICATION?

A MODEL OF HUMAN COMMUNICATION: THE SYNERGETIC MODEL

COMMUNICATION ETHICS

CHAPTER 2: PERSPECTIVES ON HUMAN COMMUNICATION

CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES TO STUDYING HUMAN COMMUNICATION

THE SOCIAL SCIENCE APPROACH

THE CRITICAL APPROACH

A MULTIFACETED APPROACH

CHAPTER 3: COMMUNICATING IDENTITIES

THE IMPORTANCE OF IDENTITY

WHAT IS IDENTITY?

THE INDIVIDUAL AND IDENTITY

THE INDIVIDUAL, IDENTITY, AND SOCIETY

ETHICS AND IDENTITY

SKILLS FOR COMMUNICATING ABOUT IDENTITIES

CHAPTER 4: COMMUNICATING, PERCEIVING, AND UNDERSTANDING
THE IMPORTANCE OF PERCEPTION

WHAT IS PERCEPTION?

PERCEPTION AND THE INDIVIDUAL

THE INDIVIDUAL, PERCEPTION, AND SOCIETY

ETHICS AND PERCEPTION

IMPROVING YOUR PERCEPTION SKILLS

CHAPTER 5: VERBAL COMMUNICATION

THE IMPORTANCE OF VERBAL COMMUNICATION

WHAT IS VERBAL COMMUNICATION?

INFLUENCES ON VERBAL COMMUNICATION

The Individual, Verbal Communication, and Society

Ethics and Verbal Communication

Improving Your Verbal Communication Skills

CHAPTER 6: NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION

THE IMPORTANCE OF NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION

WHAT IS NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION?

NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION AND THE INDIVIDUAL

THE INDIVIDUAL, NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION, AND SOCIETY

ETHICS AND NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION

IMPROVING YOUR NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS

CHAPTER 7: LISTENING AND RESPONDING

THE IMPORTANCE OF LISTENING

WHAT IS LISTENING?

LISTENING AND THE INDIVIDUAL

THE INDIVIDUAL, LISTENING AND SOCIETY

ETHICS AND LISTENING

IMPROVING YOUR LISTENING SKILLS

CHAPTER 8: COMMUNICATING ACROSS CULTURES

THE IMPORTANCE OF INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION

WHAT IS INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION?

INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION AND THE INDIVIDUAL

THE INDIVIDUAL, INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION, AND SOCIETY

ETHICS AND INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION

IMPROVING YOUR INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS

CHAPTER 9: COMMUNICATING IN CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS

THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNICATION IN CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS

CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS AND THE INDIVIDUAL

COMMUNICATING IN FRIENDSHIPS AND ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS

THE INDIVIDUAL, RELATIONSHIP COMMUNICATION, AND SOCIETY

ETHICS AND CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS

IMPROVING YOUR RELATIONSHIP COMMUNICATION SKILLS

CHAPTER 10: SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION

The Importance of Small Group Communication

What Is Small Group Communication?

SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION AND THE INDIVIDUAL

THE INDIVIDUAL, SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION, AND SOCIETY

Ethics and Small Group Communication

Improving Your Small Group Communication Skills

CHAPTER 11: COMMUNICATING IN ORGANIZATIONS

The Importance of Organizational Communication

Defining Organizational Communication

Organizational Communication and the Individual

The Individual, Organizational Communication, and Society

Ethics and Organizational Communication

Improving Your Organizational Communication Skills

CHAPTER 12: RHETORICAL COMMUNICATION

THE IMPORTANCE OF RHETORIC

WHAT IS RHETORIC? A BROADER VIEW

RHETORIC AND THE INDIVIDUAL

THE INDIVIDUAL, RHETORIC, AND SOCIETY

ETHICS AND RHETORIC

IMPROVING YOUR RHETORICAL SKILLS: SPEAKING IN PUBLIC

CHAPTER 13: MASS MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION

The Importance of MASS Media

What are MASS Media?

The Individual and Media

The Individual, MASS Media, and Society

Ethics and MASS Media

Becoming a More Effective Consumer of MASS Media

CHAPTER 14: COMMUNICATION AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES

THE IMPORTANCE OF NEW MEDIA

WHAT ARE NEW MEDIA?

HOW DOES NEW MEDIA USE AFFECT OUR COMMUNICATION CHOICES?

NEW MEDIA USE AND THE INDIVIDUAL

THE INDIVIDUAL, NEW MEDIA AND SOCIETY

ETHICS AND NEW MEDIA

IMPROVING OUR NEW MEDIA COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Glossary

References
Index

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