Exploring Human Communication

Paperback | November 15, 1999

bySue Dewine, Melissa K. Gibson, Matthew J. Smith

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DeWine, Gibson, and Smith's new hybrid "essentials" introductory text, Exploring Human Communication includes unique coverage of important topics not usually found in basic texts: mass communication, legal communication, mediated communication and technology, and using communication principleson the job. The text's compelling, applications-oriented approach helps students internalize concepts by applying them to real-world situations and contexts both inside and outside the classroom. Featured are numerous activities, illustrations, and student-centered stories. Rather than prescribing particular courses of action, the authors offer a broad range of options to choose from in order for students to be successful. Exploring Human Communication covers all of the fundamental concepts necessary for understanding the complexity of human communication and improving communication effectiveness: verbal and nonverbal communication, active listening, development of interpersonal relationships, interculturalcommunication, small group communication, organizational communication, and two chapters on public speaking. Stand-out benefits to instructors and students include: * Integration of the themes of communication across cultures and ethical dilemmas in communication throughout every chapter. "Spotlight on Diversity," "Spotlight on Ethics," and "Mission Possible" boxes encourage students to think critically about the concepts introduced in each chapter. * A common thread throughout the text is the debunking of myths about communication, which helps dispel mistaken notions. * Original illustrations, created specially for this text, are used to enhance major themes.

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DeWine, Gibson, and Smith's new hybrid "essentials" introductory text, Exploring Human Communication includes unique coverage of important topics not usually found in basic texts: mass communication, legal communication, mediated communication and technology, and using communication principleson the job. The text's compelling, applica...

Sue DeWine is at Ohio University. Melissa K. Gibson is at Western Michigan University. Matthew J. Smith is at Indiana University South Bend.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:350 pages, 7.01 × 9.88 × 0.51 inPublished:November 15, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019532983X

ISBN - 13:9780195329834

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Part One: Fundamentals of Human Communication1. Introducing the Importance of Communication2. Communicating Verbally3. Communicating Nonverbally4. Listening for Improved CommunicationPart Two: Contexts of Human Communication5. Perceiving Ourselves and Others6. Building, Maintaining, and Ending Interpersonal Relationships7. Living and Working in Small Groups8. Interacting in Organizations9. Interpreting Messages in Mass Communication10. Connecting Across CulturesPart Three: Applications of Human Communication11. Resolving Conflict Through Communication12. Applying Communication Research to Presentations and Reports13. Preparing for Public Presentations14. Presenting Informative and Persuasive Messages15. Adapting Messages to New Technologies16. Understanding Legal Communication17. Using Communication Principles on the Job