Human Communication in Everyday Life Explanations and Applications

ISBN-10: 0205435017

ISBN-13: 9780205435012

Edition: 2008

Authors: Jason S. Wrench, Virginia Peck Richmond, James C. McCroskey

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Human Communication in Everyday Lifeintroduces readers to the basic concepts in human communication and demonstrates how they can be used in a variety of communicative contexts.Built on a social-scientific approach, Human Communication in Everyday Lifefocuses on research that has come to light within the field in the last 30 years. The first part of this book is dedicated to introducing the basic concepts involved in the study of human communication while the second half explores the application of these concepts. Each chapter is filled with current research and pop-culture examples designed to help make this book reader-friendly and informative. Many of the chapters also include Research Measures that readers can fill out to help gauge their own communicative behaviors on a personal level.
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Book details

List price: $135.20
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/6/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

Prologue
Acknowledgments
Communication Principles
The Process of Human Communication
Definitions of Communication
Types of Communication
Accidental Communication
Expressive Communication
Rhetorical Communication
Clarifying the Definition of Communication
Critical Components of Human Communication
The Source
The Receiver
The Message
The Channels
Feedback
Goals
Context
Models of Communication
The Rhetorical Communication Model
The Interpersonal Communication Model
Thinking about Communication
Ten Common Misconceptions
Meanings Are in Words
Communication Is a Is a Verbal Process
Telling Is Communicating
Communication Will Solve All Our Problems
Communication Is a Good Thing
The More Communication, the Better
Communication Can Break Down
Communication Is a Natural Ability
Interpersonal Communication = Intimate Communication
Communication Competence = Communication Effectiveness
Interpersonal Perceptions and Realities
Perceiving Sources
Source Credibility
Interpersonal Attraction
Homophily
Other Perceptions of Sources
Extraversion (Dynamism)
Composure (Neuroticism)
Sociability (Psychoticism)
Personality and Temperament in Communication
Personality Traits and Communication Behavior
The Role of Biology in Human Communication
Personality Variables in Communication
Adventurousness
Authoritarianism
Dogmatism
Emotional Maturity
General Anxiety
Locus of Control
Machiavellianism
Self-Control
Self-Esteem
Tolerance for Ambiguity
Argumentativeness
Verbal Aggression
Exhilaratability
Communication Approach and Avoidance Traits
Defining and Distinguishing among Communication Traits
Shyness
Willingness to Communicate
Communication Apprehension
Self-Perceived Communication Competence
Compulsive Communication
Shyness
Willingness to Communicate (WTC)
Genetic Factors
Childhood Reinforcement
Skill Deficiencies
Social Introversion
Social Alienation
Ethnic or Cultural Divergence
Communication Apprehension (CA)
Interpreting Personal Report of Communication Apprehension-24 (PRCA) Scores
Communication Apprehension as a Trait
Communication Apprehension in Generalized Contexts
Communication Apprehension with a Given Individual or Group across Contexts
Communication Apprehension with a Given Individual or Group in a Given Situation
Causes of Trait Communication Apprehension
Causes of Situational Communication Apprehension
Effects of Communication Apprehension
Effects of Shyness and WTC
Perceptions of Quiet People
Compulsive Communication (Talkaholics)
Communication Competence and Self-Perceived Communication Competence (SPCC)
Assertiveness
Responsiveness
Versatility
Competence and Androgyny
Competence and Context
Messages and Meanings
Distinctions between Verbal and Nonverbal Messages
Relationships between Verbal and Nonverbal Messages
Functions of Nonverbal Messages
Accenting
Complementing
Contradicting
Repeating
Regulating
Substituting
Nonverbal Messages
Body Movements and Gestures
Physical Appearance and Attractiveness
Dress and Artifacts
Facial Expressions and Eye Behavior
Use of the Voice
Territory and Personal Space
Touch
Environmental Factors
Smell
Time
Messages and Relationships
Immediacy
Verbal Immediacy
Nonverbal Immediacy
Outcomes of Immediacy
Intimacy
Self-Disclosure
Sexual Relations
Status
Eye Contact
Kinesic Behaviors
Vocal Behavior
Use of Space and Touch
Use of Time
Dress
Selectivity and Attribution
Selectivity Processes
Selective Exposure
Selective Attention
Selective Perception
Selective Retention
Selective Recall
Causal Attribution
Causal Attribution Defined
Attribution Sources
Attribution Conditions
Basic Attribution Error
Understanding and Influencing Attitudes and Behaviors
The Nature of Attitudes, Beliefs, and Values
Attitudes
Beliefs
Values
Dimensions of Attitudes, Beliefs, and Values
Direction
Intensity
Salience
Development of Attitudes, Beliefs, and Values
Changes in Attitudes
Consistency Theory
Restoring Consistency
Power and Influence
Levels of Influence
Compliance
Identification
Internalization
Power
Assigned Power
Coercive Power
Reward Power
Referent Power
Expert Power
Communication and Interpersonal Influence
Behavior Alteration Techniques (BAT)
Reward BATs
Punishment BATs
Relational BATs
Referent BATs
Assigned or Legitimate BATs
Moral Responsibility BATs
Expert BATs
Communication in Applied Contexts
Public Speaking
Nature of Public Speaking
Gaining Perspective
The Basic Skills
Topic Selection
Organizing the Speech
Introducing the Speech
Concluding the Speech
Delivering the Speech
Handling Questions
Effective Listening
Developing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
The Nature of Interpersonal Relationships
Characteristics of Relationships
Stages of Relationship Development
Coming Together
Coming Apart
Relational Expectancies
Short-Term Expectancies
Long-Term Expectancies
Gaining Affinity: Getting Others to Like You
Managing Interpersonal Conflict
The Nature of Conflict
Tolerance for Disagreement
Conflict Management Techniques
Preventing Conflict
Intercultural Communication
The Nature of Culture
The Cultural Context of Communication
Intracultural Communication
Intercultural Communication
Cross-Cultural Communication
International Communication
Interethnic Communication
Interracial Communication
Cultural Communication Apprehension
Ethnocentrism
Favorable Aspects of Ethnocentrism
Unfavorable Aspects of Ethnocentrism
Coping with Ethnocentrism-Yours and Mine
Equality
Sensitivity
Indifference
Avoidance
Disparagement
Improving Intercultural Communication
Biological Sex and Gender in Communication
Biological Differences between Males and Females
The Development of Sex Roles
Psychological Gender Orientation
Sex Differences in Verbal Communication
Self-Disclosure
Language Use
Subject Matter
Sex Differences in Nonverbal Communication
Eye Behavior and Facial Expressions
Posture and Gestures
Personal Space
Touching Behavior
Gender and Interpersonal Relationships
Friendships between Females
Friendships between Males
Intimate Female-Male Relationships
Health Communication
What Is Health Communication?
Model of Health Communication
Patient Communication
The Effects of Patient Perception
Problems with Patient-Physician Communication
Gender and Health Communication
Communication Skills for Patients
Physician Communication
Medical Interview
Communication Variables and Physician Communication
Mediated Communication
Evolution of Human Communication
Early Development of Mediated Communication
History of Writing
History of Technology
Viewing Communication Multidimensionally
Media and Dyadic Communication
Media and Group Communication
Mediated Public Communication
The Switch to Interaction
Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC)
Future Considerations
Distance Education
Telecommuting
Organizational Communication
Individual Differences in Organizations
Organizational Orientations
Sociocommunicative Orientations/Styles
Immediacy
Communication Apprehension and Talkaholism
Affinity Seeking
Perceptions of People in Organizations
Attraction
Homophily
Source Credibility
Management Communication Styles
Tell
Sell
Consult
Join
Research and Management Communication Style
Power and Influence in Organizations
Work Teams in Organizations
Instructional Communication
Student Communication
Types of Learning
Anxiety in the Classroom
Student Motivation
Teacher Communication
Communicator Clarity
Immediacy Behaviors in the Classroom
Humor in the Classroom
Teacher Misbehaviors in the Classroom
Scales for the Measurement of Communication Phenomena
Glossary
Index
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