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Overview

Updated in a new 12th edition, 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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This textbook explores the fundamentals of perception, listening, verbal and nonverbal messages, interpersonal relationships, small group communication, interviewing, and public speaking. The ninth edition adds material on cultural issues, workplace communication, communication over the computer, and ethical issues. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205763092
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/13/2011
  • Series: MyCommunicationLab Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph A. DeVito received his BA from Hunter College in 1960, his MA from Temple University in 1962 and his PhD from the University of Illinois in 1964. After receiving his PhD, he taught at Hunter College-in-the-Bronx (later Lehman College). He has taught a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, though he has concentrated on the undergraduate level and mainly on the introductory courses. He has served on the editorial boards of Quarterly Journal of Speech, Communication Monographs, Communication Education, Communication Quarterly, Journal of Communication, and Etc: A Review of General Semantics.
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Table of Contents

Part One. Foundations of Human Communication

1. Preliminaries to Human Communication

2. Culture and Communication

3. The Self and Perception

4. Listening in Human Communication

5. Verbal Messages

6. Nonverbal Messages

Part Two. Interpersonal, Small Group Communication, and Organizational Communication

7. Interpersonal Communication: Conversation

8. Interpersonal Relationship Stages and Theories

9. Friends, Lovers, and Families

10. Small Group Communication

11. Members and Leaders

12. Human Communication in the Workplace: Organizational Communication

13. Interpersonal, Small Group, and Workplace Conflict

Part Three. Public Speaking

14. Public Speaking Topics, Audiences, and Research

15. Supporting and Organizing Your Speech

16. Style and Presentation in Public Speaking

17. The Informative Speech

18. The Persuasive Speech

Glossary of Human Communication Concepts and Skills

References

Index

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