Now in its eighth edition, this classic text by Ronald B. Adler and George Rodman retains the enduring features that have made it the best-selling introductory human communication text on the market: an engaging and reader-friendly writing style; an inviting visual design with marginal quotations, cartoons, photographs, newspaper clippings, and supplemental readings on every page; up-to-date information on technology, gender, and cultural diversity; and everyday applications based on solid research and theory. Maintaining the quality of presentation and student-focused pedagogy that have characterized previous editions, this new edition features updated examples, coverage of current communication theory, entirely new student-oriented sample speeches with new commentaries, and a commitment to equipping students with effective communication skills that will matter and make a difference in their everyday lives. NEW TO THE EIGHTH EDITION Improved Design and Pedagogy · Each chapter now opens with a list of cognitive and behavioral objectives so that students know precisely what they need to learn. · Activities are now integrated into the text--adjacent to the concepts they complement--allowing students to apply the material more easily to their lives. New Feature Film Profiles · Using a medium that students already know and love, Understanding Human Communication, Eighth Edition, integrates current movies into instruction to effectively teach concepts and principles. New films include: · Cast Away · Shallow Hal · Pay It Forward · You've Got Mail · Clueless · At First Sight · Patch Adams · Dangerous Minds · Almost Famous New Sidebar Topics · "Understanding Diversity" Sidebars show students how communication principles apply to people from different backgrounds. New topics include: - doing business across cultures - non-western views of modern medicine - deafness and identity · "Understanding Communication Technology" Sidebars teach students how new technologies can expand and improve communication. New topics include: - identity management on the Internet - strategies for expressing emotions online - using the World Wide Web to deliver difficult messages - communicating in "virtual groups" on the web - software to improve group decision-making New Material on Public Speaking The sample speeches in chapters 10, 11, 13, and 14 are completely new and accompanied by commentaries provided by the student speakers in addition to the authors' explanations. · This edition places greater emphasis on student informative speaking and includes a sample student speech. · This edition contains expanded guidelines for personalizing an informative speech. Updated and Expanded Research and Examples Throughout the new edition, many topics have been added, expanded, or updated to reflect current information and contemporary theory. For example: · Chapters 1-2 - how communication shapes and manages identity - how narratives shape perceptions and frameworks for shared understanding - how some communication aims at coordination, but not necessarily understanding · Chapter 3 - similarities and differences between male and female communication styles - how children's names affect their identities - examples of contemporary slang and jargon · Chapter 4 - personal listening styles - the importance of listening in professional and personal life - how cultural differences shape listening - how communicators offer social support to others · Chapters 5-6 - deceptive communication - when and why people disclose personal information · Chapters 10-14 - new demographic analyses of today's audiences - the role of human communication in contemporary world events - the new student activism · Media Appendix - Cumulative Effects Theory - how different theories lead to the observation of different effects - how the media contributes to changes in language styles over time
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. New book. May have light shelf wear. Codice libro della libreria BK0140221
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 2002. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Each chapter ends with a Summary and Resources.PrefacePART I: ELEMENTS OF COMMUNICATIONCHAPTER 1. HUMAN COMMUNICATION: WHAT AND WHYCommunication DefinedCommunication Is HumanCommunication Is a ProcessCommunication Is SymbolicTypes of CommunicationIntrapersonal CommunicationDyadic/Interpersonal CommunicationSmall Group CommunicationPublic CommunicationMass CommunicationFunctions of CommunicationPhysical NeedsIdentity NeedsSocial NeedsPractical NeedsModeling CommunicationA Linear ModelA Transactional ModelCommunication Competence: What Makes an Effective Communicator?Communication Competence DefinedCharacteristics of Competent CommunicatorsClarifying Misconceptions about CommunicationCommunication Does Not Always Require Complete UnderstandingCommunication Is Not Always a Good ThingNo Single Person or Event Causes Another''s ReactionCommunication Will Not Solve All ProblemsMeanings Rest in People, Not WordsCommunication Is Not SimpleMore Communication Is Not Always BetterCHAPTER 2. PERCEPTION, THE SELF, AND COMMUNICATIONPerceiving OthersNarratives and PerceptionCommon Perceptual TendenciesSituational Factors Influencing PerceptionPerception and CultureEmpathy and PerceptionPerceiving the SelfSelf-Concept DefinedCommunication and Development of the SelfCulture and the Self-ConceptThe Self-Concept, Personality, and CommunicationThe Self-Fulfilling ProphecyIdentity Management: Communication as Impression ManagementPublic and Private SelvesCharacteristics of Identity ManagementWhy Manage Impressions?How Do We Manage Impressions?Impression Management and HonestyCHAPTER 3. LANGUAGEThe Nature of LanguageLanguage Is SymbolicMeanings Are in People, Not WordsLanguage Is Rule-GovernedThe Power of LanguageLanguage Shapes AttitudesLanguage Reflects AttitudesTroublesome LanguageThe Language of MisunderstandingsDisruptive LanguageEvasive LanguageGender and LanguageContentReasons for CommunicatingConversational StyleNon-Gender VariablesSex RolesCulture and LanguageVerbal Communication StylesLanguage and World ViewLanguage Use in North American CultureCHAPTER 4. LISTENINGMisconceptions about ListeningListening and Hearing Are Not the Same ThingListening Is Not a Natural ProcessListening Requires EffortAll Listeners Do Not Receive the Same MessageOvercoming Challenges to Effective ListeningFaulty Listening BehaviorsReasons for Poor ListeningPersonal Listening StylesContent-OrientedPeople-OrientedAction-OrientedTime-Orient edInformational ListeningDon''t Argue or Judge PrematurelySeparate the Message from the SpeakerBe OpportunisticLook for Key IdeasAsk QuestionsParaphraseTake NotesCritical ListeningListen for Information Before EvaluatingEvaluate the Speaker''s CredibilityExamine the Speaker''s Evidence and ReasoningExamine Emotional AppealsEmpathic ListeningAdvisingJudgingAnalyzingQuestioningSupportingPromptingParaphrasingWhen and How to Help?CHAPTER 5. NONVERBAL COMMUNICATIONCharacteristics of Nonverbal CommunicationNonverbal Communication ExistsNonverbal Behavior Has Communicative ValueNonverbal Communication Is Primarily RelationalNonverbal Communication Is AmbiguousMuch Nonverbal Communication Is Culture-BoundDifferences between Verbal and Nonverbal CommunicationSingle vs. Multiple ChannelsDiscrete vs. ContinuousConscious vs. UnconsciousFunctions of Nonverbal CommunicationRepeatingSubstitutingComplementingAccentingRegulatingContradictingDeceivingTypes of Nonverbal CommunicationPosture and GestureFace and EyesVoiceTouchPhysical AttractivenessClothingDistanceTimeTerritorialityEnvironmentPART II: INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATIONCHAPTER 6. UNDERSTANDING INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPSCharacteristics of Interpersonal RelationshipsWhat Makes Communication Interpersonal?Content and Relational MessagesMetacommunicationIntimacy in Interpersonal RelationshipsDimensions of IntimacyMale and Female Intimacy StylesCultural Influences on IntimacyRelational Development and MaintenanceDevelopme. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0195219104
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0195219104
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110195219104