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.
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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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.