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Human communication : the basic course

Author: Joseph A DeVito
Publisher: Boston : Pearson/Allyn & Bacon, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 11th edView all editions and formats
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This course surveys the broad field of human communication, giving attention to theory, research, and skill development. The book takes an in-depth look at the concepts and principles of human communication, emphasising public speaking, interpersonal communication, and small group communication.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph A DeVito
ISBN: 9780205522590 0205522599 9780205618163 0205618162
OCLC Number: 181910156
Description: xvii, 496 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Specialized Contents --
Welcome to Human Communication: The Basic Course --
Credits --
Part 1. Foundations of Human Communication --
1. Preliminaries to Human Communication --
Elements of Human Communication --
Purposes of Human Communication --
Types of Human Communication --
2. Principles of Communication --
Communication Is a Package of Signals --
Communication Is Transactional --
Communication Is a Process of Adjustment --
Communication Involves Content and Relationship Dimensions --
Communication Sequences Are Punctuated --
Communication Involves Symmetrical and Complementary Transactions --
Communication Is Inevitable, Irreversible, and Unrepeatable --
3. Culture and Communication --
Culture and Communication --
How Cultures Differ --
Improving Intercultural Communication --
4. Perception --
The Perception Process --
Processes Influencing Perception --
Critical Perception: Making Perceptions More Accurate --
5. Listening --
The Process of Listening --
Listening, Culture, and Gender --
Listening Effectively --
6. The Self in Communication --
Self-Concept --
Self-Awareness --
Self-Esteem --
Self-Disclosure --
7. Verbal Messages --
Language and Meaning --
Disconfirmation and Confirmation --
Using Verbal Messages Effectively --
8. Nonverbal Messages --
Nonverbal Communication --
The Channels of Nonverbal Communication --
Culture and Nonverbal Communication --
Part 2. Interpersonal Communication and Relationships --
9. Interpersonal Communication: Conversation --
Conversation --
Maintaining Conversations --
Managing Conversation --
Conversation Problems: Prevention and Repair --
10. Interpersonal Relationships --
Relationship Processes --
Relationship Types --
Relationship Theories --
11. Interpersonal Conflict --
Interpersonal Conflict --
Conflict Management --
Before and After the Conflict --
Part 3. Interviewing and Small Group Communication --
12. Interviewing --
The Interview Process --
The Information Interview --
The Employment Interview --
The Lawfulness of Questions --
13. Small Group Communication --
Small Groups --
Idea-Generation Groups --
Personal Growth Groups --
Information-Sharing Groups --
Problem-Solving Groups --
14. Members and Leaders --
Members in Small Group Communication --
Leaders in Small Group Communication --
Membership, Leadership, and Culture --
Part 4. Public Speaking --
15. Public Speaking Topics, Audiences, and Research --
Introducing Public Speaking --
Step 1. Select Your Topic and Purpose --
Step 2. Analyze Your Audience --
Step 3. Research Your Speech Topic --
16. Supporting and Organizing Your Speech --
Step 4. Formulate Your Thesis and Major Propositions --
Step 5. Support Your Propositions --
Step 6. Organize Your Speech --
Step 7. Construct Your Introduction, Conclusion, and Transitions --
17. Style and Delivery in Public Speaking --
Step 8. Outline Your Speech --
Step 9. Word Your Speech --
Step 10. Rehearse and Deliver Your Speech --
18. The Informative Speech --
Guidelines for Informative Speaking --
The Speech of Description --
The Speech of Definition --
The Speech of Demonstration --
A Sample Informative Speech --
19. The Persuasive Speech --
Facts, Values, and Policies --
Guidelines for Persuasive Speaking --
The Speech to Strengthen or Change Attitudes, Beliefs, or Values --
The Speech to Stimulate Action --
A Sample Persuasive Speech --
CD-ROM Units --
20. The Mass Media --
The Functional and Dysfunctional Media --
Becoming a Critical Consumer of Media --
21. Emotional Communication --
Emotions and Emotional Messages --
Obstacles in Communicating Emotions --
Guidelines for Communicating Emotions --
22. Criticism in the Public Speaking Classroom --
The Nature and Values of Criticism --
Cultural Differences in Approaches to Criticism --
Standards and Principles of Criticism --
23. Developing Special Occasion Speeches --
The Speech of Introduction --
The Speech of Presentation or Acceptance --
The Speech to Secure Goodwill --
The Speech of Tribute --
Additional Special Occasion Speeches --
The Special Occasion Speech in Cultural Perspective --
A Sample Special Occasion Speech --
Glossary of Human Communication Concepts and Skills --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Joseph A. DeVito.
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