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Human Communication : The Basic Course

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9780321044204

ISBN10:
0321044207
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Pub. Date:
7/1/1999
Publisher(s):
Pearson College Div
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Summary

Human Communication: The Basic Course provides an in-depth look at the concepts and principles that comprise all forms of human communication. With an emphasis on public speaking, interpersonal communication, and small group communication, the text also explores key issues and topics in organizational communication and the mass media. Designed to allow flexibility in teaching approaches, Human Communication: The Basic Course offers instructors a wide range of topics to discuss and apply to real-world experiences. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Specialized Contents xi
Preface xv
PART ONE Foundations of Human Communication 1(151)
Preliminaries to Human Communication
1(19)
Types of Human Communication
2(2)
Culture and Human Communication
4(6)
Elements of Human Communication
10(10)
Principles of Human Communication
20(17)
Communication Is a Package of Signals
21(1)
Communication Is Transactional
21(1)
Communication Is a Process of Adjustment
22(2)
Communication Involves Content and Relationship Dimensions
24(2)
Communication Sequences Are Punctuated
26(1)
Communication Involves Symmetrical and Complementary Transactions
26(4)
Communication Is Inevitable, Irreversible, and Unrepeatable
30(1)
Communication Is Multi-Purposeful
31(6)
Perception
37(19)
The Perception Process
38(1)
Processes Influencing Perception
39(10)
Critical Perception: Making Perceptions More Accurate
49(7)
Listening
56(17)
The Process of Listening
57(6)
Listening, Culture, and Gender
63(3)
Listening Effectively
66(7)
The Self in Communication
73(16)
Self-Concept
74(1)
Self-Awareness
75(2)
Self-Esteem
77(2)
Self-Disclosure
79(10)
Culture and Communication
89(18)
Culture and Communication
90(1)
How Cultures Differ
90(7)
Intercultural Communication
97(10)
Verbal Messages
107(22)
The Nature of Languae and Meaning
108(4)
Disconfirmation and Confirmation
112(7)
Using Verbal Messages Effectively
119(10)
Nonverbal Messages
129(23)
Nonverbal Communication
130(1)
The Channels of Nonverbal Communication
130(16)
Culture and Nonverbal Communication
146(6)
Part Two Interpersonal Communication and Relationships 152(67)
Interpersonal Communication: Conversation
152(22)
Conversation
153(6)
Managing Conversation
159(10)
Conversation Problems: Prevention and Repair
169(5)
Interpersonal Relationships
174(26)
Relationship Processes
175(12)
Relationship Types
187(3)
Relationship Theories
190(10)
Interpersonal Conflict
200(19)
Interpersonal Conflict
201(5)
Conflict Management
206(9)
Before and After the Conflict
215(4)
Part Three Interviewing and Small Group Communication 219(60)
Interviewing
219(20)
The Interview Process
220(4)
The Information Interview
224(1)
The Employment Interview
225(8)
The Lawfulness of Questions
233(6)
Small Groups
239(21)
Idea-Generation Groups
247(2)
Personal Growth Groups
249(2)
Information-Sharing Groups
251(1)
Problem-Solving Groups
252(8)
Members and Leaders
260(19)
Members in Small Group Communication
261(3)
Leaders in Small Group Communication
264(11)
Membership, Leadership, and Culture
275(4)
PART FOUR Public Speaking 279(128)
Public Speaking Topics, Audiences, and Research
279(28)
Introducing Public Speaking
280(5)
Select Your Topic and Purpose
285(4)
Analyze Your Audience
289(5)
Research Your Speech Topic
294(13)
Supporting and Organizing Your Speech
307(25)
Formulate Your Thesis and Major Propositions
308(3)
Support Your Propositions
311(13)
Organize Your Speech
324(4)
Construct Your Introduction, Conclusion, and Transitions
328(4)
Style and Delivery in Public Speaking
332(28)
Outline Your Speech
333(7)
Word Your Speech
340(7)
Rehearse and Deliver Your Speech
347(13)
The Informative Speech
360(17)
Principles of Informative Speaking
361(2)
The Speech of Description
363(3)
The Speech of Definition
366(3)
The Speech of Demonstration
369(2)
A Sample Informative Speech
371(6)
The Persuasive Speech
377(30)
Facts, Values, and Policies
378(2)
Principles of Persuasion
380(11)
The Speech to Strengthen or Change Attitudes or Beliefs
391(5)
The Speech to Stimulate Action
396(1)
A Sample Persuasive Speech
397(10)
Glossary 407(19)
Bibliography 426(20)
Credits 446(1)
Index 447


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