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Communication in A Changing Worlddistinguishes 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 Worldregards 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.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: Foundations of Communication Chapter 1. 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 Chapter 2. 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 Chapter 3. 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 Chapter 4. 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 Chapter 5. 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 Chapter 6. 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 PART TWO: Communication in Context Chapter 7. 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 Chapter 8. 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 Chapter 9: 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 Chapter 10: 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 PART THREE: Public Communication Chapter 11: 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 Chapter 12: Organizing and Outlining Public Presentations The Overall Structure of Your Speech Ways of Organizing the Body of the Speech Developing and Suppo