Understanding Human Communication / Edition 7

Understanding Human Communication / Edition 7

by Ronald B. Adler, George Rodman, George Rodman
     
 

Now in its ninth edition, this classic book retains the features that have made it the best-selling introductory human communication text in the field: an engaging and reader-friendly style; an inviting visual design that includes high-interest marginalia on virtually every page; up-to-date information on technology, gender, and cultural diversity; and everyday

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Now in its ninth edition, this classic book retains the features that have made it the best-selling introductory human communication text in the field: an engaging and reader-friendly style; an inviting visual design that includes high-interest marginalia on virtually every page; up-to-date information on technology, gender, and cultural diversity; and everyday applications based on solid research and theory. Maintaining the quality of presentation and student-focused pedagogy that have characterized previous editions, Understanding Human Communication, Ninth Edition, incorporates updated examples and coverage of current communication theory. It continues to equip students with effective communication skills that will make a difference in their everyday lives.

New to the Ninth Edition:

• New material on mediated communication, personal listening styles, deceptive communication, and informative speaking

• A revised section on the Cumulative Effects Theory and more applications of communication in the workplace, within the family, and at school

• Updated research and examples on negative/positive language and gender influences on communication

• Improved design and pedagogy: case studies at the opening of each part, highlights at the beginning of each chapter, and completely annotated full speech outlines with accompanying sample speeches

• Additional teaching and learning resources: Student Success Manual, Student Resources Disc, expanded Instructor's Manual and Test Bank, Instructor's Disc, and an extensive web site

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195155167
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1Elements of communication
Ch. 1Human communication : what and why2
Ch. 2Perception, the self, and communication32
Ch. 3Language74
Ch. 4Listening114
Ch. 5Nonverbal communication152
Pt. 2Interpersonal communication
Ch. 6Understanding interpersonal relationships186
Ch. 7Improving interpersonal relationships226
Pt. 3Communication in groups
Ch. 8The nature of groups260
Ch. 9Solving problems in groups288
Pt. 4Public communication
Ch. 10Choosing and developing a topic326
Ch. 11Organization and support352
Ch. 12Presenting your message386
Ch. 13Informative speaking404
Ch. 14Persuasive speaking426

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