9780134407081

Human Communication The Basic Course

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  • ISBN13:

    9780134407081

  • ISBN10:

    0134407083

  • Edition: 14th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-01-09
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

For courses in Introduction to Communication

 

A comprehensive overview of the theory, research, and skills of communication

Human Communication: The Basic Course provides an in-depth look at the fundamental concepts and principles of human communication. Writing for students with little prior background in the discipline, author Joseph DeVito provides the significant foundation needed for more specialized study of interpersonal, small group, and organizational communication, as well as public speaking. The Fourteenth Edition fully integrates the latest research as well as new examples, exercises, and photos to keep the text current and pedagogically effective.

 

Human Communication: The Basic Course, Fourteenth Edition is also available via Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

PART I: FOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN COMMUNICATION

1. Fundamentals of Human Communication

2. Culture and Communication

3. Perception of Self and Others

4. Listening in Human Communication

5. Verbal Messages

6. Nonverbal Messages

 

PART II: INTERPERSONAL, SMALL GROUP, AND ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION

7. Interpersonal Communication and Conversation

8. Interpersonal Relationship Stages and Theories

9. Friends, Lovers, and Families

10. Small Group Communication

11. Members and Leaders

12. Human Communication in the Workplace: Organizational Communication

13. Interpersonal, Group, and Workplace Conflict

 

PART III: PUBLIC SPEAKING

14. Public Speaking Topics, Audiences, and Research

15. Supporting and Organizing Your Speech

16. Style and Delivery in Public Speaking

17. The Informative Speech

18. The Persuasive Speech

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