Human Communication: The Basic Course by Joseph A. Devito

Human Communication: The Basic Course

byJoseph A. Devito

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A comprehensive overview of the theory, research, and skills of communication

Human Communication: The Basic Course provides an in-depth look at the fundamental concepts and principles of human communication. Writing for students with little prior background in the discipline, author Joseph DeVito provides the significant foundation needed for more specialized study of interpersonal, small group, and organizational communication, as well as public speaking. The Fourteenth Edition fully integrates the latest research as well as new examples, exercises, and photos to keep the text current and pedagogically effective.


Human Communication: The Basic Course, Fourteenth Edition is also available via Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.

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:Human Communication: The Basic CourseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 10.8 × 8.5 × 0.8 inPublished:January 9, 2017Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0134407083

ISBN - 13:9780134407081

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Table of Contents


1. Fundamentals of Human Communication

2. Culture and Communication

3. Perception of Self and Others

4. Listening in Human Communication

5. Verbal Messages

6. Nonverbal Messages



7. Interpersonal Communication and Conversation

8. Interpersonal Relationship Stages and Theories

9. Friends, Lovers, and Families

10. Small Group Communication

11. Members and Leaders

12. Human Communication in the Workplace: Organizational Communication

13. Interpersonal, Group, and Workplace Conflict



14. Public Speaking Topics, Audiences, and Research

15. Supporting and Organizing Your Speech

16. Style and Delivery in Public Speaking

17. The Informative Speech

18. The Persuasive Speech