The Interpersonal Communication Book / Edition 13

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Features of the new edition: DeVito continues to push culture to the forefront of interpersonal communication. In this edition, cultural coverage receives extra attention with the addition of a new unit, Culture and Interpersonal Communication. New Media and Technology Boxes are integrated throughout the text. These boxes highlight the impact of new technology on interpersonal communication. Research and theory is covered in greater detail. Almost every topic discussed in the text is now supported by the most up-to-date research findings. This new coverage is further strengthened by marginal questions that seek answers on a wide variety of issues, and a new research section in Unit 2. Ethics is now covered in boxes integrated throughout the text instead of in a separate unit. These boxes permit closer coordination of the topics and help to emphasize the importance of ethics to all interpersonal communication situations. Critical thinking coverage has also been expanded with the addition of marginal questions that evaluate and synthesize the text content, and numerous specific sections throughout the book. A new video specially designed to accompany the text has been prepared for this edition by students from the University of New Mexico under the leadership of Professors Jean Civikly-Powell and Tom Jewell. Written and acted by real students, the video presents eight interpersonal communication scenarios which instructors can use as short "lecture launchers" to enhance lectures and reinforce concepts from the text.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205031085
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/19/2012
  • Edition number: 13
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 75,940
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Interpersonal Communication Preliminaries 1
1 Universals of Interpersonal Communication 2
2 Axioms of Interpersonal Communication 18
3 Perception in Interpersonal Communication 32
4 Listening, Feedback, and Feedforward 53
5 Ethics in Interpersonal Communication 74
6 Effectiveness in Interpersonal Communication 90
7 Self-Awareness and Self-Disclosure 108
8 Apprehension and Assertiveness 129
Part One: Skills in Brief 144
Pt. 2 Messages: Verbal and Nonverbal 149
9 Universals of Verbal and Nonverbal Messages 150
10 Verbal Messages: Principles and Pitfalls 163
11 Verbal Messages: Barriers to Interaction 181
12 Nonverbal Messages: Body and Sound 198
13 Nonverbal Messages: Space and Time 218
14 Messages and Emotions 237
15 Messages and Culture 253
16 Messages and Conversation 270
Part Two: Skills in Brief 285
Pt. 3 Interpersonal Relationships 291
17 Universals of Interpersonal Relationships 292
18 Relationship Development: Theories and Applications 309
19 Power in Interpersonal Relationships 327
20 Conflict in Interpersonal Relationships 342
21 Friendship in Interpersonal Relationships 362
22 Love in Interpersonal Relationships 375
23 Primary Relationships, Families, and Interpersonal Communication 396
24 Relational Deterioration and Repair 416
Part Three: Skills in Brief 439
Postscript 440
Bibliography 442
Sources and Credits 460
Index 461
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