Real Communication: An Introduction / Edition 2

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Overview

Real Communication uses stories from real people and the world around us to present the best and most lively introduction to communication concepts. Professors and students alike have fallen in love with Real Communication’s down-to-earth writing style, its coverage of research, and its wealth of learning and teaching tools. They also appreciate how Real Communication strives to weave the discipline’s different strands together with the CONNECT feature that shows students how concepts work and apply across interpersonal, small group, and public speaking contexts.
 
The Second Edition is even better with a broader array of engaging examples, new coverage of hot topics in the field like Intercultural and mediated communication, plus a public speaking unit honed to provide the essential information students need for this fast-paced course. Whether you want a traditional paperback, an e-Book — online or downloadable to a device — a looseleaf edition, or the book within the new HumanCommClass, Real Communication has an option for you. Read the preface.

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An introductory text on the basic concepts of communication, from one- on-one situations to public speaking. Among other topics, it covers language acquisition, nonverbal communication, developing listening skills, managing conflict in interpersonal relationships, interviewing techniques, communicating in small groups, preparing and delivering presentations, and understanding mass communications. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312644208
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 11/9/2011
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 640
  • Sales rank: 159,241
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan O’Hair is dean of the University of Kentucky College of Communications and Information Studies. He is past Presidential Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Oklahoma and past president of the National Communication Association. He is co-author or co-editor of fifteen communication texts and scholarly volumes and has published more than eighty research articles and chapters in dozens of communication, psychology and health journals and books. He is a frequent presenter at national and international communication conferences, is on the editorial boards of various journals and has served on numerous committees and task forces for regional and national communication associations.

Mary Wiemann is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Santa Barbara City College. A longtime educator of beginning college students, she contributes a strong teaching perspective to this book. Mary’s book chapters, journal articles, student manuals, instructor manuals, and online instructional materials all reflect her commitment to making effective communication real and accessible for students. A recipient of awards for outstanding teaching, Mary is also a communication laboratory innovator and has directed classroom research projects in the community college setting. She is a frequent presenter at the National Communication Association convention where she has held a number of offices in the Human Communication and Technology Division.

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Table of Contents

Part One: Basic Communication Processes
Chapter 1: Communication: Essential Human Behavior
Chapter 2: Perceiving the Self and Others
Chapter 3: Communication and Culture
Chapter 4: Verbal Communication
Chapter 5: Nonverbal Communication
Chapter 6: Listening
 
Part Two: Interpersonal Communication
Chapter 7: Developing and Maintaining Relationships
Chapter 8: Managing Conflict in Relationships
 
Part Three: Group Communication
Chapter 9: Communicating in Groups
Chapter 10: Leadership and Decision Making in Groups
Chapter 11: Communicating in Organizations
 
Part Four: Public Speaking
Chapter 12: Preparing and Researching Presentations
Chapter 13: Organizing, Outlining, and Writing Presentations
Chapter 14: Delivering Presentations
Chapter 15: Informative Speaking
Chapter 16: Persuasive Speaking
 
Appendix: Competent Interviewing

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