Communication and Human Behavior

ISBN-10: 0205417906

ISBN-13: 9780205417902

Edition: 5th 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Brent D. Ruben, Lea P. Stewart

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Employing a thorough description of a variety of approaches and using the cohering insights of systems theory, "Communication and Human Behavior" presents to students the broad and colorful landscape of the field, outlines the history of communication study, and focuses on communication as a basic life process. The Field of Communication; The Evolution of Communication Theory; Communication--A Basic Life Process; Fundamentals of Human Communication; Message Reception; Verbal Messages; Nonverbal Messages; Media; The Individual; Relationships; Groups; Organizations; Cultures and Societies; Public and Mass Communication. Introductory speech communication.
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List price: $141.40
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/5/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Introduction-Definitions and Theories
Why Study Communication?
Theories: Guides for Analysis and Action
Defining Communication
Fundamentals of Communication
Communication: A Definition
Goals ofCommunication and Human Behavior
The Field of Communication
Early Communication Study
The 1900s - 1930s: Development of Speech and Journalism
The 1940s and 1950s: Interdisciplinary Growth
The 1960s: Integration
The 1970s and Early 1980s: Growth and Specialization
The Late 1980s - 1990s: The Information Age
The Twenty-First Century: Communication Study Today
The Evolution of Communication
Theory The Evolution of an Idea
The Twentieth Century Communication
Theory in the Twenty-First Century Reflections on the Evolution of Communication Theory
Communication--A Basic Life Process
Communication Processes in Animals and Humans
Communication Modes
Basic Functions of Communication
Beyond S-M-R=E: The Adaptation Perspective
Fundamentals of Human Communication
The Communication Iceberg
Visible Aspects of Communication
Invisible Aspects of Communication
Message Reception
Retention - Memory
Receiver Influences
Message (Information) Influences
Source Influences
Technological and Environmental Influences
An Active and Complex Process
Verbal Messages
Message Production
Encoding and Decoding
Process Versus Meaning-Centered Models of Communication
The Nature of Language
Language Acquisition
Social and Public Communication
Nonverbal Messages
Similarities between Verbal and Nonverbal Communication
Differences between Verbal and Nonverbal Communication
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