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Real Communication: An Introduction / Edition 3

Real Communication: An Introduction / Edition 3

by Dan O'Hair
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    ISBN-13: 2901457662927
    Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
    Publication date: 11/07/2014
    Edition description: Third Edition
    Pages: 656
    Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

    About the Author

    Dan O’Hair is dean of the University of Kentucky College of Communications and Information Studies. He is past Presidential Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Oklahoma and past president of the National Communication Association. He is co-author or co-editor of fifteen communication texts and scholarly volumes and has published more than eighty research articles and chapters in dozens of communication, psychology and health journals and books. He is a frequent presenter at national and international communication conferences, is on the editorial boards of various journals and has served on numerous committees and task forces for regional and national communication associations.

    Mary Wiemann is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Santa Barbara City College. A longtime educator of beginning college students, she contributes a strong teaching perspective to this book. Mary’s book chapters, journal articles, student manuals, instructor manuals, and online instructional materials all reflect her commitment to making effective communication real and accessible for students. A recipient of awards for outstanding teaching, Mary is also a communication laboratory innovator and has directed classroom research projects in the community college setting. She is a frequent presenter at the National Communication Association convention where she has held a number of offices in the Human Communication and Technology Division.

    Table of Contents

    Part One: Basic Communication Processes
    Chapter 1: Communication: Essential Human Behavior
    Chapter 2: Perceiving the Self and Others
    Chapter 3: Communication and Culture
    Chapter 4: Verbal Communication
    Chapter 5: Nonverbal Communication
    Chapter 6: Listening
    Part Two: Interpersonal Communication
    Chapter 7: Developing and Maintaining Relationships
    Chapter 8: Managing Conflict in Relationships
    Part Three: Group Communication
    Chapter 9: Communicating in Groups
    Chapter 10: Leadership and Decision Making in Groups
    Chapter 11: Communicating in Organizations
    Part Four: Public Speaking
    Chapter 12: Preparing and Researching Presentations
    Chapter 13: Organizing, Outlining, and Writing Presentations
    Chapter 14: Delivering Presentations
    Chapter 15: Informative Speaking
    Chapter 16: Persuasive Speaking
    Appendix: Competent Interviewing

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