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For courses in Introduction to Communication
A streamlined approach to communication that emphasizes real-world applications
Essentials of Human Communication provides a streamlined overview of the essential theories, research, and especially the skills of human communication, highlighting practical applications in the workplace and beyond. Author Joseph DeVito gives students the knowledge and tools they need to build greater competence in three key spheres: interpersonal communication, small group communication, and public speaking. The Ninth Edition fully integrates the latest research as well as updated examples, photos, and cartoons to keep the text current and pedagogically effective.
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0134319982 / 9780134319988 Essentials of Human Communication plus MyCommunicationLab® for Introduction to Communication — Access Card Package, 9/e
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Joseph A. DeVito received a BA from Hunter College in 1960 (with a major in speech and a minor in Spanish), an MA from Temple University in 1962 (with a major in speech along with some sociology), and a PhD from the University of Illinois in 1964 (with a major in speech and a minor in linguistics). After receiving his PhD, DeVito returned to his alma mater, Hunter College-in-the-Bronx [which later became Lehman College], to teach. Later, he moved to Queens College and then to Hunter (from which he retired from full-time teaching)—all within the City University of New York. During his teaching career, DeVito taught a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, with a concentration on the undergraduate level and mainly on the introductory courses.
At various times, DeVito has served on the editorial boards of Quarterly Journal of Speech, Communication Monographs, Communication Education, Communication Quarterly, Journal of Communication, and Etc: A Review of General Semantics. He has also served as consulting editor to publishers: Random House, Harper & Row, Waveland Press, and HarperCollins. He also served as ETS coordinator of the committee to construct the DANTES Public Speaking Test for the Educational Testing Service. A prolific author, DeVito has written or edited more than 20 books in the field of communication, including The Interpersonal Communication Book, Human Communication: The Basic Course, and Essentials of Human Communication, all published by Pearson.
PART I – FOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN COMMUNICATION
1. The Essentials of Human Communication
2. Perception of Self and Others
3. Listening in Human Communication
4. Verbal Messages
5. Nonverbal Messages
PART II – INTERPERSONAL AND SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
6. Interpersonal Communication and Conversation
7. Interpersonal Relationships
8. Managing Interpersonal Conflict
9. Small Group Communication
10. Members and Leaders in Small Group Communication
PART III – PUBLIC SPEAKING
11. Public Speaking Preparation (Steps 1–6)
12. Public Speaking Preparation and Delivery (Steps 7–10)
13. The Informative Speech
14. The Persuasive Speech