Communicating: A Social and Career Focus (with MyCommunicationLab)

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  • Edition: 10th
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  • Copyright: 2007-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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A mainstay among introductory communication courses, Communicating: A Social and Career Focus presents comprehensive coverage of basic communication theory, interpersonal and group communication, and public speaking skills in a concise and student-friendly format. Communicating continues to integrate culture and diversity, and places special emphasis on active learning, providing ample practice and application with “Learn by Doing” end-of-chapter exercises along with a variety of individual and group activities, class discussions, and student self-assessments.

Table of Contents

Foundations of Communication
The Human Communication Process
Communication Defined
The Components of Human Communication
Communication as a System
Models of Human Communication
The Media as Communicator
Communication and Culture
First Amendment Speech Ethics
Foundations of Verbal Language
Origins of Human Language
The Languages We Use
Using Verbal Language
Nonverbal Communication
Sources of Nonverbal Signs
Emotional Influences on Nonverbal Communication
Verbal and Nonverbal Relationships
Categories of Nonverbal Communication
Using Nonverbal Communication
The Importance of Listening
The Listening Process
Purposes of Listening
Listening Apprehension
Improving Your Listening
Intrapersonal Communication
Intrapersonal Communication
Cognitive Processing
The Self Understanding Yourself
Need Drives Affecting Communication
Anxiety: Communication Apprehension
Interpersonal Communication
The Concepts of Interpersonal Communication
Basic Concepts of Interpersonal Communication
The Self and Others Seeking Approval
Gaining Compliance Emotions
Power Male/Masculine-Female/Feminine Communication
Sexual Harassment and Bullying Relationships and Their Development
Electronic and Computer-Mediated Interpersonal Communication
Interpersonal Skills
Participating in Conversations
Giving Directions
Requesting Dealing with Interpersonal Conflict
Apologizing Communication
Approaches to Managing Conflict
Handling Criticism
The Interview
Interviewing Roles
Interview Format
Types of Interviews
The Concepts of Groups
Groups Defined
Group Versus Individual Actions
Types of Groups
Group Operations
Making Group Decisions
Mediated Meetings
Participating in Groups
Cultural Differences in Grou
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