Communication

ISBN-10: 0205295878

ISBN-13: 9780205295876

Edition: 8th 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Larry Lee Barker, Deborah A. Gaut

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Book details

List price: $171.40
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/19/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Communication: Tool for Survival
Key Concepts and Terms
Communication Perspectives
Communication Models
What We Believe about Communication Today
Communication Defined
Ethical Considerations and Human Communication
Summary
Exercises
Discussion Questions
References
Verbal Communication
Key Concepts and Terms
Functions of Language
Language Development
Meaning
Language and Behavior
Summary
Exercises
Discussion Questions
References
Nonverbal Communication
Key Concepts and Terms
Functions of Nonverbal Communication
Types of Nonverbal Communication
Awareness of Nonverbal Communication
Summary
Exercises
Discussion Questions
References
Listening and Intrapersonal Processes
Key Concepts and Terms
Defining Listening
The Listening Ladder: A Five-Step Approach
Five Dimensions of Listening
Listening Preferences
Improving Your Listening Skills
Intrapersonal Processes
The Effects of Intrapersonal Variables on Communication
Awareness and You
Summary
Exercises
Discussion Questions
References
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
Discussion Questions
References
Small Groups and Teams
Key Concepts and Terms
Communicating in Small Groups and Teams: An Overview
Definitions
Types of Groups and Teams
Effective Team Members
How Does a Group Become a Team?
Leaders and Leadership
Problem Solving through Group Discussion
Other Factors Affecting Group Performance
Summary
Exercises
References
Organizational Communication
Key Concepts and Terms
A Brief History of Organizational Thought
Dimensions of Organizational Communication
Networks
Professionalism and the Organization
Communication Situations
Summary
Exercises
Discussion Questions
References
Intentions, Ethics, and the Speaker-Audience Relationship
Key Concepts and Terms
Public Communication: An Overview
Purposes of Communicating in the Public Setting
The Speaker and the Audience: Audience Analysis
Methods of Investigating Your Audience
Other Audience Considerations
Summary
Exercises
Discussion Questions
References
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
Discussion Questions
References
Developing and Organizing a Public Message
Key Concepts and Terms
Selecting the Topic
Narrowing the Topic
Gathering Source Materials
Parts of the Speech
Arrangement of the Body of a Speech
Principles of Outlining
Supporting Material
Summary
Exercises
Discussion Questions
References
Delivering a Public Message
Key Concepts and Terms
Public Speaking Anxiety
Principles
Physical Delivery
Vocal Delivery
Style
Summary
Exercises
Discussion Questions
References
Mass Communication in the Twenty-First Century
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
The Future of Mass Communication
Summary
Exercises
Discussion Questions
References
Preparing for a Job Search
Sample Speech
Sample Student Outlines
Selected Bibliography
Glossary
Index
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