THINK Communication / Edition 2

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Updated in its 2nd edition,Think Communication’s engaging visual design distills major communication concepts, theories, research, and trends into bite-size essentials, making learning human communication not only fun, but also accessible and relatable. Informed by the latest research and including numerous real-world examples and extensive, contemporary visuals, readers will find that Think Communication’s unique features help them to identify and understand their own communication behaviors, as well the communication behavior of others.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205110384
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 3/16/2012
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 659,045
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Isa Engleberg, Professor emerita at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Maryland, served as president of the National Communication Association (NCA) in 2003 and chaired the NCA Research Board from 1995-1996. She has written six college textbooks in communication studies, published more than three dozen articles in academic journals, and made hundreds of convention and seminar presentations. Dr. Engleberg received the Outstanding Community College Educator Award from NCA and the President’s Medal from Prince George’s Community College for outstanding teaching, scholarship, and community service. She has focused her professional career on improving both the content and teaching of basic communication courses at all levels of higher education as well as studying, teaching, and consulting internationally.

Dianna Wynn is a faculty member at Nash Community College in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Previously she taught at Midland College in Texas and Prince George’s Community College in Maryland, where she was chosen by students as the Outstanding Teacher of the Year. She has co-authored three communication textbooks and has written articles in academic journals. Professor Wynn served as an officer in the Community College Section and a member of the Legislative Assembly of the National Communication Association (NCA). In addition to teaching and college services, she worked as a trial consultant, assisting attorneys in developing effective communication strategies for the courtroom.

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Table of Contents

Part One Think Communication

1 Human Communication

2 Understanding Your Self

3 Appealing to Others

4 Listening and Critical Thinking

5 Verbal Communication

6 Nonverbal Communication

Part Two Think Interpersonal Communication

7 Understanding Interpersonal Relationships

8 Improving Interpersonal Communication

9 Professional Relationships

Part Three Think Group Communication

10 Working in Groups

11 Group Decision Making and Problem Solving

Part Four Think Presentational Communication

12 Planning Your Presentation

13 Content and Organization

14 Language and Delivery

15 Speaking to Inform

16 Speaking to Persuade

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