9780321055644

The Interpersonal Communication Book

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321055644

  • ISBN10:

    0321055640

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/1/2000
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Summary

Offering the perfect balance of theory and practical skills, this market-leading text equips students to make reasoned and effective communication decisions. Recognized for its ability to help students understand the crucial connection between theory and practice, the Ninth Edition includes a new feature called "Ask the Researcher" in which renowned researchers provide practical, and sometimes provocative, answers to questions often raised by students in the course. An entirely new chapterUnit 22 "Interpersonal Communication and Relationships in the Workplace"extends DeVito's trademark coverage of interpersonal relationships into the workplace. Further supporting the text's mission to provide students with an interactive and engaging introduction to interpersonal communication, the Ninth Edition features an exciting new integrated text and technology learning system. Contextually-placed web icons in the text's margins direct students to the book's Companion Website where they engage in interactive exercises or simulations that help them gain a better understanding of concepts presented in the text. Superior coverage of cultural diversity, expanded coverage of ethics, and new discussions of the effects of technology make The Interpersonal Communication Book, Ninth Edition, the best choice for preparing students to communicate successfully in today's world.

Table of Contents

Detailed Contents vii
Specialized Contents xiii
Preface xv
PART 1 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION PRELIMINARIES 1(150)
Universals of Interpersonal Communication
1(22)
Axioms of Interpersonal Communication
23(16)
Culture in Interpersonal Communication
39(20)
The Self in Interpersonal Communication
59(19)
Apprehension and Assertiveness
78(14)
Perception in Interpersonal Communication
92(21)
Listening in Interpersonal Communication
113(18)
Effectiveness in Interpersonal Communication
131(20)
PART 2 MESSAGES: VERBAL AND NONVERBAL 151(97)
Universals of Verbal and Nonverbal Messages
151(13)
Verbal Messages: Understanding Principles and Pitfalls
164(13)
Verbal Messages: Reducing Barriers to Interaction
177(16)
Nonverbal Messages: Body and Sound
193(19)
Nonverbal Messages: Space and Time
212(18)
Messages and Conversation
230(18)
PART 3 INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS 248(139)
Universals of Interpersonal Relationships
248(16)
Relationship Development and Deterioration
264(19)
Relationship Maintenance and Repair
283(12)
Power in Interpersonal Relationships
295(17)
Conflict in Interpersonal Relationships
312(22)
Friends and Lovers
334(17)
Primary and Family Relationships
351(16)
Interpersonal Communication and Relationships in the Workplace
367(20)
Glossary of Interpersonal Communication Concepts and Skills 387(11)
Bibliography 398(15)
Photo Credits 413(2)
Index 415

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