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THINK Communication / Edition 2
     

THINK Communication / Edition 2

by Isa N. Engleberg
 

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ISBN-10: 020511038X

ISBN-13: 2900205110383

Pub. Date: 03/16/2012

Publisher: Pearson

Understand core communication concepts

THINK Communication distills major communication concepts, theories, research, and trends into bite-size essentials, making learning human communication not only fun, but accessible and relatable. Students will find that THINK Communication’s unique features help them to

Overview

Understand core communication concepts

THINK Communication distills major communication concepts, theories, research, and trends into bite-size essentials, making learning human communication not only fun, but accessible and relatable. Students 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.

MySearchLab is a part of the Engleberg program. Research and writing tools, including access to academic journals, help students understand critical thinking in even greater depth. To provide students with flexibility, students can download the eText to a tablet using the free Pearson eText app.

Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205239927/ ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205239924

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900205110383
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
03/16/2012
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
416

Table of Contents

In this Section:

1) Brief Table of Contents

2) Full Table of Contents

1) Brief Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Human Communication
Chapter 2. Understanding Yourself
Chapter 3. Adapting To Others

Chapter 4. Listening
Chapter 5. Verbal Communication
Chapter 6. Nonverbal Communication
Chapter 7. Understanding Interpersonal Relationships
Chapter 8. Improving Interpersonal Relationships
Chapter 9. Professional Relationships
Chapter 10. The Challenge Of Working In Groups
Chapter 11. Group Decision Making and Problem Solving
Chapter 12. Planning Your Presentation
Chapter 13. Content and Organization
Chapter 14. Language and Delivery
Chapter 15. Speaking To Inform
Chapter 16. Speaking To Persuade


2) Full Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Human Communication
Communication in Your Life
Communication Models
Communication Contexts
Communication Principles and Practices
Communication and Critical Thinking
Communication Ethics

Chapter 2. Understanding Yourself
Self-Concept
Self-Esteem
Self-Presentation
Perception
Communication Apprehension and Confidence

Chapter 3. Adapting To Others
The Many Faces of Others
Barriers to Understanding Others
Intercultural Communication Strategies

Chapter 4. Listening
The Nature of Listening
The Listening Process
Listening to Gender and Culture
Listening Strategies and Skills

Chapter 5. Verbal Communication
Human Language
Language and Meaning
Language, Culture, Gender, and Context
Language Barriers
Language Lessons

Chapter 6. Nonverbal Communication
Communicating Without Words
Types of Nonverbal Communication
Space, Place, and Time as Nonverbal Communication
Improving Nonverbal Communication

Chapter 7. Understanding Interpersonal Relationships
Understanding Interpersonal Relationships
Conversing with Others
Strengthening Personal Relationships
Sharing Your Self with Others
Expressing Emotions Appropriately

Chapter 8. Improving Interpersonal Relationships
Balancing Interpersonal Tensions
Resolving Interpersonal Conflict
Managing Anger
Developing Assertiveness

Chapter 9. Professional Relationships

The Nature of Professional Relationships
Professional Communication Challenges
Workplace and Job Interviews

Chapter 10. The Challenge Of Working In Groups
The Challenges of Working in Groups
Balancing Task and Social Dimensions
Developing Group Leadership

Chapter 11. Group Decision Making and Problem Solving
Prerequisites for Group Decision Making and Problem Solving
Effective Group Decision Making
Effective Problem Solving
Effective Group Meetings

Chapter 12. Planning Your Presentation
The Speech Preparation Process
Determine Your Purpose and Topic
Analyze and Adapt to Your Audience
Adapt to the Context
Enhance Your Credibility

Chapter 13. Content and Organization
Researching and Selecting Your Content
Organizing Your Content
Applying an Organizational Pattern
Beginning Your Presentation
Concluding Your Presentation

Chapter 14. Language and Delivery
The CORE Language Styles
Confident Delivery
Modes of Delivery 
Vocal Delivery
Physical Delivery 
Presentation Aids
Strategies for Rehearsing a Presentation

Chapter 15. Speaking To Inform
The Purpose of Informative Speaking
Informative Communication Strategies
Informative Speaking in Action

Chapter 16. Speaking To Persuade
The Purpose of Persuasion
Persuading Others
Building Persuasive Arguments
Persuasive Organizational Patterns
Persuasive Speaking in Action

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