Human Communication The Basic Course (Unbound)

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  • Edition: 13th
  • Format: Loose-leaf
  • Copyright: 2014-01-08
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Author Biography

Joseph A. DeVito received his BA from Hunter College in 1960, his MA from Temple University in 1962 and his PhD from the University of Illinois in 1964.  After receiving his PhD, he taught at Hunter College-in-the-Bronx (later Lehman College).  He has taught a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, though he has concentrated on the undergraduate level and mainly on the introductory courses. He 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.     

Table of Contents

Part 1. Foundations of Human Communication 


Chapter 1. Preliminaries to Human Communication

Chapter 2.  Culture and Communication 

Chapter 3. The Self and Perception 

Chapter 4. Listening in Human Communication 

Chapter 5. Verbal Messages 

Chapter 6. Nonverbal Messages 


Part 2. Interpersonal, Small Group, and Organizational Communication 


Chapter 7. Interpersonal Communication: Conversation 

Chapter 8. Interpersonal Relationship Stages and Theories 

Chapter 9. Friends, Lovers, and Families 

Chapter 10. Small Group Communication 

Chapter 11. Members and Leaders 

Chapter 12. Human Communication in the Workplace: Organizational Communication 

Chapter 13. Interpersonal, Group, and Workplace Conflict 


Part 3. Public Speaking  


Chapter 14. Public Speaking Topics, Audiences, and Research 

Chapter 15. Supporting and Organizing Your Speech 

Chapter 16. Style and Delivery in Public Speaking 

Chapter 17. The Informative Speech 

Chapter 18.  The Persuasive Speech 


Appendix: Public Speaking Sample Assistants

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