A longtime favorite with millions of students, LOOKING OUT, LOOKING IN, 15th Edition equips you with practical communication concepts and skills you can immediately start applying in your personal relationships as well as on the job. Extremely reader friendly, the text connects the latest theories and research to real-world practice. The Fifteenth Edition includes an all-new Chapter 2 devoted to interpersonal communication and social media, while coverage of mediated communication is also integrated throughout. In addition, diverse examples, engaging readings, compelling cartoons, vibrant photos, and popular culture references bring chapter concepts to life.
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
About the Author
Ron Adler is professor emeritus at Santa Barbara City College, where he developed programs in interpersonal communication, business and professional communication, and communication theories. He has co-authored and edited several textbooks that address communication contexts and topics including interpersonal communication, small group communication, public speaking, assertiveness, and social skills. In addition to writing and teaching, he works with professional and business people to improve their communication on the job.
Russell F. Proctor II is a professor at Northern Kentucky University, where he has taught since 1991. He primarily teaches courses in interpersonal communication, interviewing, and communication pedagogy. In 1997 he won the university's Outstanding Professor Award. He is the author of numerous articles and textbooks focusing on interpersonal communication and communication education, with a particular interest in the use of feature films as instructional resources.
Table of Contents
1. A First Look at Interpersonal Communication. 2. Interpersonal Communication and Social Media. 3. Communication and Identity: Creating and Presenting the Self. 4. Perception: What You See Is What You Get. 5. Emotions: Feeling, Thinking, and Communicating. 6. Language: Barrier and Bridge. 7. Nonverbal Communication: Messages Beyond Words. 8. Listening: More Than Meets the Ear. 9. Communication and Relational Dynamics. 10. Communication in Close Relationships. 11. Improving Communication Climates. 12. Managing Interpersonal Conflicts.