Communication in a Changing World with CD-ROM 2. 0

ISBN-10: 0077212185

ISBN-13: 9780077212186

Edition: 2nd 2006

Authors: Bethami A. Dobkin

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Communication in A Changing World distinguishes itself from other introductory textbooks by its emphasis on ethics and civility in communication; its original, comprehensive and integrated treatment of computer-mediated communication; and, its authentic, engaging examples drawn frequently from popular culture. Communication in A Changing World regards communication as integral to the development of students as responsible citizens in a diverse world. The new edition now features a "quick guide" for preparing a first speech that is audience-centered and includes themes of responsible communication.
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List price: $156.33
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 7/2/2007
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 427
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.024
Language: English

Foundations of Communication
Understanding the Process of Communication
Why Study Communication?
Defining Communication
Communication as a Discipline
Basic Elements in the Communication Process
Dynamic Characteristics of the Communication Process
Communicating Responsibility: Guiding Principles for Communicators
Resources for Review and Skill Building
Constructing the Self through Communication
Developing the Self through Communication
Communication and Identity
Enhancing Self-Awareness through Interaction with Others
Communications Responsibility: Maintaing an Authentic Self
Resources for Review and Skill Building
Perceiving and Communicating with Others
Factors that Influence Perceptions
Steps in the Process of Forming Perceptions
Communicating Responsibly: Perception Guidelines
Resources for Review and Skill Building
Listening and Responding to Others
Hearing and Listening
The Listening Process
Active and Passive Listening
Obstacles to Effective Listening
Communicating Responsibly: Being a Good Listener
Resources for Review and Skill Building
Understanding and Shaping the World through Verbal Communication
Verbal Communication and Meaning
Understanding the Meaning of Words
Communicating Culture through Language
Ethical Challenges in Verbal Communication
Communicating Responsibly: Using Language Effectively and Appropriately
Resources for Review and Skill Building
Appreciating and Using Nonverbal Communication
Basic Characteristics of Nonverbal Communication
Functions of Nonverbal Communication
Types of Nonverbal Communication
Communicating Responsibly: Managing Nonverbal Cues Effectively
Resources for Review and Skill Building
Communication in Context
Communicating in Interpersonal Relationships
Basic Characteristics of Interpersonal Communication
Intimacy, Interpersonal Relationships, and Communication
Interpersonal Attraction
Communication and Relationship Development
Communicating Responsibly: Ongoing Intimacy and Appropriate Self-Disclosure
Resources for Review and Skill Building
Building Common Ground in Interpersonal Relationships
The Value of Conflict
Sources of Conflict
Ways of Handling Conflict
Communicating Responsibly: Building Common Ground
Resources for Review and Skill Building
Communicating in Groups
Small Groups Are Essential in Our Society
The Rewards and Costs of Group Decision Making
Norms and Roles Are Established Through Group Communication
Using the Problem-Solving Agenda to Make Effective Decisions
Communicating Responsibly: Becoming an Effective Leader
Resources for Review and Skill Building
Exploring Mediated Communication
Defining Media and Mass Communication
The Coevolution of Media and Audiences
Media Functions and Effects
Communicating Responsibly: Guidelines for Media Literacy
Resources for Review and Skill Building
Public Communication
Planning Public Presentations
Selecting a Topic
Focusing Your Speech Topic
Analyzing the Situation
Gathering Materials for Your Speech
Communicating Responsibly: Planning Presentations with Integrity
Resources for Review and Skill Building
Organizing and Outlining Public Presentations
The Overall Structure of Your Speech
Ways of Organizing the Body of the Speech
Developing and Supporting the Main Ideas of Your Speech
Starting Your Speech with an Effective Introduction
Finishing Your Speech with an Effective Conclusion
Communicating Responsibly: Developing a Sound Structure
Resources for Review and Skill Building
Delivering a Confident Presentation
Managing the Fear of Speaking
Types of Delivery
Selecting the Words for Your Speech
Aspects of Delivery
Communicating Responsibly: Using Appropriate Languages and Gestures
Resources for Review and Skill Building
Speaking to Inform and Inspire
Crafting a Credible Presentation
Types of Informative Speeches
Speaking at Special Occasions
Communicating Responsibly: The Good Person Speaking Well
Resources for Review and Skill Building
Speaking to Persuade
The Informative-Persuasive Continuum
Types of Persuasive Speeches
Building Persuasive Arguments
Putting it All Together
Communicating Responsibly: Recognizing and Practicing Ethical Persuasion
Resources for Review and Skill Building
Appendix: A Brief Guide to Interviewing
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