Communication : Principles for a Lifetime

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-02-16
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Communicationhelps readers see the relationships among the concepts, skills, theories, and contexts of communication by anchoring the content around five fundamental communication principles. Written by experienced and highly regarded authors and teachers,Communication: Principles for a Lifetimeprovides readers with theory and skills in a manner that helps them apply what theyrs"ve learned throughout their lives. Understanding that the challenge in communication is learning the myriad of skills, principles, and theories without being overwhelmed, Beebe, Beebe, and Ivy emphasize five key principles of communication throughout their book: Be awareof your communication with yourself and others. Effectively use and interpretverbalmessages. Effectively use and interpretnonverbalmessages. Listenandrespondthoughtfully to others. Appropriately adaptmessages to others. Providing both comprehensive and cutting-edge content about communication organized around these five themes, Beebe, Beebe, and Ivy cover all of the topics expected in a manner that will help readers organize the range of material.

Table of Contents

Principles of Communication
Foundations of Human Communication
Communication Defined
Communication Competence
Ethics and Communication: What Are Your Sources of Ethical Influence?
Why Study Communication?
Communication Models
Communication Characteristics
Communication Principles for a Lifetime
Communicating with Others: Three Situations
Summary Principles for a Lifetime: Enhancing Your Skills Discussion and Review Putting Principles into Practice
Self-Awareness and Communication
Self-Awareness: How Well Do You Know Yourself?
Self-Concept: Who Are You?
Technology and Communication: Exploring Self-Concept through Computer-Mediated
Ethics and Communication: Cyber Selves Self-Esteem: What Is Your Value?
Diversity and Communication: Self-Esteem and Ethnicity
Communication and the Enhancement of Self-Esteem
The Perception Process
Communication and the Enhancement of Perceptual Accuracy
Summary Principles for a Lifetime: Enhancing Your Skills Discussion and Review Putting Principles into Practice
Understanding Verbal Messages
Why Focus on Language? The Nature of Language
Diversity and Communication: Words across the Country The Power of Words
Technology and Communication: Minding Your Manners, Even on the Net
Confronting Bias in Language Using Words to Establish Supportive Relationships
Summary Principles for a Lifetime: Enhancing Your Skills Discussion and Review Putting Principles into Practice
Understanding Nonverbal Messages
Why Focus on Nonverbal Communication?
Technology and Communication: Conveying Emotions Online
The Nature of Nonverbal Communication
Codes of Nonverbal Communication
Ethics and Communication: Lie Detectors
Diversity and Communication: Cultural Meanings of Silence
How to Interpret Nonverbal Cues More Accurately.
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Awesome March 20, 2011
This is certainly a pretty good textbook set for a communication class. This is a book the students can truly learn from and one any teacher can truly create the kind of flow that a seasoned instructor could create. I recommend this book to the serious student of communication or a department looking to give their students a first-class textbook. I saved about $10. Book is in great condition, better than the used books at my college. Book arrived 3 days earlier than expected!
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