Understanding Human Communication / Edition 8

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Overview


This is the Student Resource Manual to accompany Understanding Human Connection, 8e.

Includes bibliographies and index.

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Revised and updated edition (4th ed., 1991) of an introductory textbook that both explains the phenomenon of human communication and helps students improve their own communication behavior. A new 30-page appendix, Understanding Mass Communication, addresses the importance of mass media, milestones in mass communication history, social effects of media, and ethical and legal issues. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"Understanding Human Communication provides students with the material they need to know to become competent communicators in the 21st century."--Patricia Carr Connell, Gadsden State Community College, Alabama

"I have used this book for several semesters with great success. Students like it, I like it, and it provides the most basic communication concepts without oversimplifying or trivializing the material."--B. Hannah Rockwell, Loyola University Chicago

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195219104
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/25/2002
  • Edition description: Eighth Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Ronald B. Adler is Professor of Communication at Santa Barbara City College. He is coauthor of Interplay: The Process of Interpersonal Communication, Tenth Edition (OUP, 2006), Looking Out, Looking In (2006), and Communicating at Work: Principles and Practices for Business and the Professions (2006).

George Rodman is Professor of Mass Communication at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, where he founded the television writing program. He is author of Mass Media in a Changing World, Second Edition (2007), and Making Sense of Media (2001).

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Elements of communication
Ch. 1 Human communication : what and why 2
Ch. 2 Perception, the self, and communication 32
Ch. 3 Language 74
Ch. 4 Listening 114
Ch. 5 Nonverbal communication 152
Pt. 2 Interpersonal communication
Ch. 6 Understanding interpersonal relationships 186
Ch. 7 Improving interpersonal relationships 226
Pt. 3 Communication in groups
Ch. 8 The nature of groups 260
Ch. 9 Solving problems in groups 288
Pt. 4 Public communication
Ch. 10 Choosing and developing a topic 326
Ch. 11 Organization and support 352
Ch. 12 Presenting your message 386
Ch. 13 Informative speaking 404
Ch. 14 Persuasive speaking 426
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