9780495100577

Communication Mosaics An Introduction to the Field of Communication

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495100577

  • ISBN10:

    0495100579

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/5/2007
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

COMMUNICATION MOSAICS: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FIELD OF COMMUNICATION combines the author's signature first-person narrative style and popular student commentaries with thoroughly up-to-date research, theories, and technological information to provide both an overview of the field and a practical guide you can immediately use to improve your personal, professional, and public communication skills. By beginning with introductions to the basic processes and skills central to all communication contexts and then moving on to how we apply these aspects of communication in specific contexts such as interpersonal and public speaking, the text shows you the importance of developing your communication skills and gives you the hands-on tools you need to become a more effective communicator. Jump into the dynamic world of communication in the 21st century with COMMUNICATION MOSAICS!

Table of Contents

Communication Careers and Foundations
A First Look at Communication
The Field of Communication in Historical and Contemporary Perspective
Communication Processes and Skills
Perceiving and Understanding
Engaging in Verbal Communication
Engaging in Nonverbal Communication
Listening and Responding to Others
Creating Communication Climates
Adapting Communication to Cultures and Social Communities
Contexts of Communication
Communication and Self-Concept
Communication in Personal Relationships
Communication in Groups and Teams
Communication in Organizations
Public Communication
Mass Communication
Communication Technologies
Appendix: Communication in Interviews
Glossary
References
Credits
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