Communication

Communication

by Larry Lee Barker

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780131533127
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: 01/01/1978
Pages: 399

Table of Contents

Preface.

I. COMMUNICATION ELEMENTS.

1. A Look at Human Communication.
Key Concepts and Terms.
Why Study Human Communication?
Selected Perspectives on Human Communication.
Basic Elements of the Communication Process.
Communication Contexts.
Summary.
Exercises.

2. Language, Meaning, and Communication.
Key Concepts and Terms.
Functions of Language.
Language Development.
Meaning.
Language and Behavior.
Summary.
Exercises.

3. Listening and Feedback, by Kittie W. Watson.
Key Concepts and Terms.
Listening and Energy Conservation.
Defining Listening.
The Listening Ladder: A Five-Step Approach.
Why Listen?
How to Listen.
Feedback.
Giving Effective Feedback.
Summary.
Exercises.

4. Nonverbal Communication.
Key Concepts and Terms.
Functions of Nonverbal Communication.
Types of Nonverbal Communication.
Awareness of Nonverbal Communication.
Summary.
Exercises.

II. INTRAPERSONAL, INTERPERSONAL, SMALL GROUP, AND ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION.

5. Intrapersonal Communication.
Key Concepts and Terms.
The Self.
Self-Concept.
The Hierarchy of Human Needs.
The Process of Intrapersonal Communication.
The Effects of Intrapersonal Variables on Communication.
Summary.
Exercises.

6. Interpersonal Communication.
Key Concepts and Terms.
An Interpersonal Communication Model.
Dyadic versus Small Group Communication.
Theories of Interpersonal Communication.
Variables Affecting Interpersonal Relationships.
Development of Dyadic Relationships.
Managing Interpersonal Relationships.
Summary.
Exercises.

7. Small Group Communication.
Key Concepts and Terms.
Small Group Communication: An Overview.
Definitions.
Some Small Groups and Their Functions.
Participating in Small Groups.
Role Structure and Status.
The Development of a Small Group.
Leaders and Leadership.
Theoretical Approaches.
Problem Solving through Group Discussion.
The Problem-Solving Process.
Other Factors Affecting Group Performance.
Analyzing Small Group Interaction.
Summary.
Exercises.

8. Organizational Communication.
Key Concepts and Terms.
What is an Organization?
Characteristics of Organizations in the 1990s and Beyond.
Communication Dimensions in Organizations.
Networks.
Professionalism and the Organization.
Communication Situations.
Summary.
Exercises.

III. PUBLIC COMMUNICATION.

9. Ethics, Intentions, and the Speaker-Audience Relationship.
Key Concepts and Terms.
Public Communication: An Overview.
Ethical Responsibility and the Public Speaker.
Purposes of Communicating in the Public Setting.
The Speaker and the Audience: Audience Analysis.
Methods of Investigating Your Audience.
Other Audience Considerations.
Summary.
Exercises.

10. Communication Goals: Information Exchange, Persuasion, Entertainment.
Key Concepts and Terms.
Information Exchange.
Persuasion.
Approaches to Persuasion.
Persuasive Techniques.
Persuasive Situations.
Entertainment, Ceremonial, and Other Special-Occasion Communication.
Summary.
Exercises.

11. Developing and Organizing the Message.
Key Concepts and Terms.
Selecting the Topic.
Narrowing the Topic.
Gathering Source Materials.
Parts of the Speech.
Arrangement of the Body of the Speech.
Principles of Outlining.
Supporting Material.
Summary.
Exercises.

12. Speech Delivery.
Key Concepts and Terms.
Communication Apprehension.
Principles.
Physical Delivery.
Vocal Delivery.
Style.
Summary.
Exercises.

13. Communication Through the Mass Media.
Key Concepts and Terms.
Mass Communication: An Overview.
Characteristics of Mass Communication.
Mass Communication Media.
Functions of Mass Communication.
Advertising.
Public Relations.
Effects of Mass Media.
Appearing on Radio and Television.
The Future of Mass Communication.
Summary.
Exercises.

Appendix A: Preparing for a Job Search.

Appendix B: Sample Speech.

Appendix C: Sample Student Outlines.

Glossary.

Photo Credits.

Index.

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