Human Communication / Edition 3

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Overview

The third edition of Human Communication is an engaging reflection of the contemporary field of communication studies. The authors’ writing mantra ("Make It Smart; Keep It Real") leads to a text that strikes a practical balance of definitive content and everyday application. To "make it smart," the authors read hundreds of articles from mainstream communication journals. To "keep it real," the authors synthesized their findings so that they resonate with the challenges and goals of today's typical basic course. Every chapter features skill-building, critical thinking, innovative pedagogy, 21st century examples, and lively writing that is respectful of the student reader.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073385013
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 9/26/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Judy C. Pearson was Associate Dean of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and Professor of Communication at North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota, and Director of the Northern Virginia Center for Virginia Tech in Falls Church, Virginia. She has co-authored over 30 text and trade books and more than 100 scholarly articles and chapters in edited books. Judy has served as the President of the Central States Communication Association, the World Communication Association, and the National Communication Association. She met Paul E. Nelson at a basic course directors meeting, married him, and the couple has six children. The two have been producing basic course books together ever since.

Paul E. Nelson was Director of the Honors College at the University of Missouri, Departmental Executive Officer at Iowa State University, Dean of the College of Communication at Ohio University, and Chair of the Political Science Department and Head of the Department of Communication at North Dakota State University. He has co-authored many textbooks with his spouse and colleague, Dr. Judy C. Pearson.

Scott Titsworth is an Associate Professor and Interim Dean for the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University. Scott is co-author of four textbooks and a nationally respected scholar in the field of instructional communication and communication education. In addition to his current administrative responsibilities, Scott has worked as a basic course administrator for his entire career and has been active with the first year student program at Ohio University.

Lynn M. Harter is the Steven and Barbara Schoonover Professor of Health Communication in the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University. Guided by narrative sensibilities, her work focuses on how people develop resiliency in the midst of profound vulnerability. She has produced a documentary on pediatric cancer care now distributed through PBS affiliates in the U.S., and has published over 50 articles and book chapters in interdisciplinary outlets. She lives in Athens, Ohio, with her husband, Scott, daughter, Emma Grace, and two basset hounds, Ned and Cleo.

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Table of Contents

Part One: Fundamentals of Communication Studies

1. Introduction to Human Communication

2. Perception, Self and Communication

3. Language and Meaning

4. Nonverbal Communication

5. Listening and Critical Thinking


Part Two: Communication Contexts

6. Interpersonal Communication

7. Intercultural Communication

8. Workplace Communication

9. The Dynamics of Small Group Communication


Part Three: Fundamentals of Public Speaking: Preparation and Delivery

10. Topic Selection and Audience Analysis

11. Source Credibility and Using Evidence

12. Organizing Your Presentation

13. Delivery and Visual Resources

14. Informative Presentations

15. Persuasive Presentations

Online Unit: Mediated Communication and Media Literacy: This section is found on the book's Online Learning Center Web site at www.mhhe.com/pearson3
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2009

    Great book for learning basics of communication

    I am using this book to teach the concepts of communication to healthcare professionals. Even though this book is written for college students, the information in this book is incredible. The text is very easy to read and understand. The annotated teacher's edition comes with activities and dicussion questions that can be used in class.

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