Essentials of Human Communication

ISBN-10: 0205930662
ISBN-13: 9780205930661
Edition: 8th 2014
Authors: Joseph A. DeVito
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Book details

List price: $154.20
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 2/19/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

A brief text with a strong focus on skill development Essentials of Human Communication shows how human communication skills apply to the real-world and the workplace. The text presents the fundamental skills of interpersonal, small group, and public communication while emphasizing human communication skills, cultural awareness, listening, critical thinking, ethics, and social media communication. MyCommunicationLab is an integral part of the DeVito program. Key learning applications include MediaShare, an eText, and a study plan. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. Here’s how: Personalize Learning— MyCommunicationLab is online learning. MyCommunicationLab engages students through personalized learning and helps instructors from course preparation to delivery and assessment. Improve Critical Thinking— Critical thinking principles are integrated into the text and in the marginal questions, self-tests, and boxes. Engage Students—Real-world examples appear throughout the text. Apply Ethics—Real-life ethical issues are discussed. Support Instructors— A full set of supplements, including MyCommunicationLab, provides instructors with all the resources and support they need. Note: MyCommunicationLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyCommunicationLab, please visit: www.mycommunicationlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MyCommunicationLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205940889 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205940882.

In this Section:
Brief Table of Contents
Full Table of Contents
Brief Table of Contents
Foundations of Human Communication
The Essentials of Human Communication
The Self and Perception
Listening in Human Communication
Verbal Messages
Nonverbal Messages
Interpersonal and Small Group Communication
Interpersonal Communication and Conversation
Interpersonal Relationships
Managing Interpersonal Conflict
Small Group Communication
Members and Leaders in Small Group Communication
Public Speaking
Public Speaking Preparation (Steps 1-6)
Public Speaking Preparation and Delivery (Steps 7-10)
The Informative Speech
The Persuasive Speech
Full Table of Contents
Foundations of Human Communication
The Essentials of Human Communication
Preliminaries to Human Communication
Communication Models and Concepts
Principles of Communication
Culture and Human Communication
Communication Competence
Summary of Concepts and Skills
Key Word Quiz
MyCommunicationLab
Special Features
Self Test: How Powerful Are You?
Skill Development Experience: Communicating Content and Relationship Messages
Skill Development Experience: Writing Your Social Network Profile
Perception of the Self and Others
The Self in Human Communication
Self-Disclosure
Perception
Impression Formation
Impression Management: Goals and Strategies
Summary of Concepts and Skills
Key Word Quiz
MyCommunicationLab
Special Features
Self Test: How's Your Self-Esteem?
Self Test: How Willing to Self-Disclose Are You?
Skill Development Experience: Checking Your Perceptions
Skill Development Experience: Using Impression Management Strategies
Communicating Ethically: The Ethics of Impression Management
Listening in Human Communication
Stages of Listening
Listening Barriers
Styles of Effective Listening
Listening Differences: Culture and Gender
Summary of Concepts and Skills
Key Word Quiz
MyCommunicationLab
Special Features
Communicating Ethically: Ethical Listening
Self Test: How Do You Listen?
Skill Development Experience: Expressing Empathy
Skill Development Experience: Using Active Listening Strategies
Verbal Messages
Principles of Verbal Messages
Disconfirmation and Confirmation
Principles for Using Verbal Messages Effectively
Summary of Concepts and Skills
Key Word Quiz
MyCommunicationLab
Special Features
Communicating Ethically: Lying
Skill Development Experience: Using Assertiveness Strategies
Self Test: Can You Distinguish Facts from Inferences?
Self Test: How Assertive Are Your Messages?
Skill Development Experience: Constructing Confirming, Rejecting, and Disconfirming Responses
Nonverbal Messages
Principles of Nonverbal Communication
The Channels of Nonverbal Communication
Some Nonverbal Communication Skills
Summary of Concepts and Skills
Key Word Quiz
MyCommunicationLab
Special Features
Skill Development Experience: Selecting a Seat at the Company Meeting
Skill Development Experience: Using Nonverbal Impression ManagementStrategies
Communicating Ethically: Communication Silence
Self Test: What's Your Time?
Interpersonal and Small Group Communication
Interpersonal Communication and Conversation
Principles of Conversation
Everyday Conversations
Summary of Concepts and Skills
Key Word Quiz
MyCommunicationLab
Special Features
Communicating Ethically: Your Obligation to Reveal Yourself
Self Test: How Polite Are You?
Self Test: How Do You Small Talk?
Skill Development Experience: Opening and Closing a Conversation
Skill Development Experience: Formulating Apologies
Interpersonal Relationships
Advantages and Disadvantages of Interpersonal Relationships
The Stages of Interpersonal Relationships
Interpersonal Relationship Types
Theories of Interpersonal Communication and Relationships
Summary of Concepts and Skills
Key Word Quiz
MyCommunicationLab
Special Features
Skill Development Experience: Exchanging Cherishing Messages
Self Test: Advantages and Disadvantages of Interpersonal Relationships
Communicating Ethically: Relationship Ethics
Skill Development Experience: Analyzing Interpersonal Relationships in the Media
Managing Interpersonal Conflict
Preliminaries to Interpersonal Conflict
Principles of Interpersonal Conflict
Conflict Management Strategies
Summary of Concepts and Skills
Key Word Quiz
MyCommunicationLab
Special Features
Skill Development Experience: Generating Win--Win Solutions
Skill Development Experience: Constructing I-Messages
Self Test: Conflict Management Strategies
Communicating Ethically: Ethical Fighting
Small Group Communication
Essentials of Small Groups and Teams
Brainstorming Groups
Information-Sharing Groups
Personal Growth Groups
Problem-Solving Groups
Summary of Concepts and Skills
Key Word Quiz
MyCommunicationLab
Special Features
Communicating Ethically: The Ethics of Gossip
Self Test: How Apprehensive Are You in Group Discussions?
Skill Development Experience: Using Brainstorming Techniques
Skill Development Experience: Solving Problems in Groups
Members and Leaders in Small Group Communication
Membership, Leadership, and Culture
Members in Small Group Communication
Leaders in Small Group Communication
Summary of Concepts and Skills
Key Word Quiz
MyCommunicationLab
Special Features
Skill Development Experience: Responding to Individual Roles
Self Test: What kind of Group Member Are You?
Self Test: What Kind of Leader Are You?
Communicating Ethically: The Leader's Ethical Responsibilities
Skill Development Experience: Empowering Group Members
Public Speaking
Public Speaking Preparation (Steps 1--6)
The Nature of Public Speaking
Select Your Topic, Purpose, and Thesis
Analyze Your Audience
Research Your Topic
Collect Supporting Materials
Identify Your Main Points
Organize Your Information
Summary of Concepts and Skills
Key Word Quiz
MyCommunicationLab
Special Features
Self Test: How Apprehensive Are You about Public Speaking?
Skill Development Experience: Using Cultural Beliefs as Assumptions
Skill Development Experience: Limiting Topics
Communicating Ethically: Plagiarism
The Public Speaking Sample Assistant: A Poorly Constructed Informative Speech
Public Speaking Preparation and Delivery (Steps 7--10)
Word Your Speech
Construct Your Conclusion, Introduction, Transitions, and Outlines
Rehearse Your Speech
Deliver Your Speech
Critically Evaluating Speeches
Summary of Concepts and Skills
Key Word Quiz
MyCommunicationLab
Special Features
Skill Development Experience: Constructing Conclusions and Introductions
The Public Speaking Sample Assistant: The Preparation Outline
The Public Speaking Sample Assistant: The Template Outline
The Public Speaking Sample Assistant: The Delivery Outline
Skill Development Experience: Checking Your Pronunciation
Self Test: What's Wrong with These Comments?
Communicating Ethically: Criticizing Ethically
The Public Speaking Sample Assistant: A Poorly Constructed Persuasive Speech
The Informative Speech
Guidelines for Informative Speaking
Supporting Materials
Presentation Aids
Three Types of Informative Speeches
Summary of Concepts and Skills
Key Word Quiz
MyCommunicationLab
Special Features
Self Test: Using Presentation Software
Skill Development Experience: Evaluating Testimony
Skill Development Experience: Supporting Statements
Communicating Ethically: Speaking Ethically
Skill Development Experience: Preparing an Informative Speech
The Public Speaking Sample Assistant: An Excellent Informative Speech
The Public Speaking Sample Assistant: Special Occasion Speeches (Largely Informative)
The Persuasive Speech
Goals of Persuasion
Guidelines for Persuasive Speaking
Supporting Materials
Three Types of Persuasive Speeches
Summary of Concepts and Skills
Key Word Quiz
MyCommunicationLab
Special Features
Communicating Ethically: Emotional Appeals
Self Test: How Credible Are You?
Skill Development Experience: Developing Persuasive Speeches
Skill Development Experience: Preparing a Persuasive Speech
The Public Speaking Sample Assistant: An Excellent Persuasive Speech
The Public Speaking Sample Assistant: Special Occasion Speeches (Largely Persuasive)
Glossary of Concepts and Skills
References
Index
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