Used by more than a million students, LOOKING OUT/LOOKING IN, Thirteenth Edition, continues its outstanding tradition of combining current information with a fun, reader-friendly voice that links course topics to your everyday life. You'll discover the reasons to improve your interpersonal skills and sharpen your critical understanding of the communication process through diverse and compelling examples that illustrate how communication skills can affect both the world around us and our own lives. Improve your relationships and your future career success with this engaging text that teaches interpersonal concepts through popular music, art, movies, and television.
Ron Adler is professor emeritus at Santa Barbara City College, where he has taught interpersonal communication, business and professional communication, and communication theories. In addition to teaching, Adler has co-authored and has edited several textbooks that address communication contexts and topics including interpersonal communication, small group communication, public speaking, assertiveness, and social skills. In addition to writing and teaching, he works with professional and business people to improve their communication on the job.
Russell F. Proctor II is currently a professor at Northern Kentucky University, where he has taught since 1991. He primarily teaches courses in Interpersonal Communication (basic and advanced), and Interviewing. He won the university's Outstanding Professor Award in 1997. He is the author of numerous articles and textbooks focusing on interpersonal communication and communication education, with a particular interest in the use of feature films as instructional resources.
1. A First Look at Interpersonal Communication. 2. Communication and Identity: Creating and Presenting the Self. 3. Perception: What you See is What You Get. 4. Emotions: Thinking, Feeling and Communicating. 5. Language: Barrier and Bridge. 6. Nonverbal Communication: Messages Beyond Words. 7. Listening: More than Meets the Ear. 8. Communication and Relational Dynamic. 9. Intimacy and Distance in Relational Communication. 10. Improving Communication Climates. 11. Managing Interpersonal Conflicts.
This book sucks if you're a college student. It's extremely wordy and poorly organized. The reason it's constantly re-released in new editions is not because it's good. It's so they can put in pictures and references to pop culture that are newer and more relevant to newer students. I'm glad the reason the campus bookstore probably won't buy it back is that Lady Gaga isn't referenced in this edition. Chapter outlines are awful and there are almost no straight-forward definitions. It wouldn't be so bad if the glossary was more than 6 pages long. Ya, all the pertinent and defining information in this book fits into 6 pages. The index is only 10 pages so if you ever try to look back on an earlier concept have fun flipping through the whole book. If you're a college student and are used to learning more from the book than the teacher's lectures don't waste your time and money.
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