Essentials Of Human Communication by Joseph A. DevitoEssentials Of Human Communication by Joseph A. Devito

Essentials Of Human Communication

byJoseph A. Devito

Paperback | January 5, 2016

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A streamlined approach to communication that emphasizes real-world applications

Essentials of Human Communication provides a streamlined overview of the essential theories, research, and especially the skills of human communication, highlighting practical applications in the workplace and beyond. Author Joseph DeVito gives students the knowledge and tools they need to build greater competence in three key spheres: interpersonal communication, small group communication, and public speaking. The Ninth Edition fully integrates the latest research as well as updated examples, photos, and cartoons to keep the text current and pedagogically effective. 


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0134319982 / 9780134319988 Essentials of Human Communication plus MyCommunicationLab® for Introduction to Communication — Access Card Package, 9/e


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About The Author

Joseph A. DeVito received a BA from Hunter College in 1960 (with a major in speech and a minor in Spanish), an MA from Temple University in 1962 (with a major in speech along with some sociology), and a PhD from the University of Illinois in 1964 (with a major in speech and a minor in linguistics). After receiving his PhD, DeVito retu...

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Title:Essentials Of Human CommunicationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 10.7 × 8.4 × 0.8 inPublished:January 5, 2016Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents


1. The Essentials of Human Communication

2. Perception of Self and Others

3. Listening in Human Communication

4. Verbal Messages

5. Nonverbal Messages



6. Interpersonal Communication and Conversation

7. Interpersonal Relationships

8. Managing Interpersonal Conflict

9. Small Group Communication

10. Members and Leaders in Small Group Communication



11. Public Speaking Preparation (Steps 1–6)

12. Public Speaking Preparation and Delivery (Steps 7–10)

13. The Informative Speech

14. The Persuasive Speech