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Basics of Interpersonal Communication - 05 edition

Basics of Interpersonal Communication (ISBN10: 0205401988; ISBN13: 9780205401987)
ISBN13: 978-0205401987
ISBN10: 0205401988

Summary: The Basics of Interpersonal Communication is a clear, concise, and engaging text that provides a comprehensive introduction to the field in a low cost format!

The Basics of Speech Communication is a low cost, clear and concise introduction to the basics of interpersonal communication. This text focuses on the "nuts and bolts" without providing excessive detail, ensuring that students master the fundamentals and allowing instructors ample time to more integrate additional materials. With an emphasis on skills and competencies, this text delivers the necessary material without being overwhelming or cost-prohibitive.


  • Provides a view of interpersonal communication from a student's perspective, linking abstract ideas with real-world examples. This brief text requires no prior knowledge of the field while providing depth and understanding of the complexity of interpersonal interactions in a wide range of settings.
  • From relationships to crisis management, this text focuses on the skills necessary for success in the work environment and in personal relationships.
  • The text introduces the importance of communication, perception and listening, verbal and nonverbal communication before expanding into relationships, intercultural communication, conflict and emergency communication.
  • Relates interpersonal communication principles to real life through case studies in each chapter.
  • Features class activities at the beginning of each chapter that introduce concepts and spark student interest.
  • Covers communication at work, interviewing, crisis and emergency communication, providing students with knowledge they can apply in field or work settings (Ch. 10).
  • Presents concepts and ideas in a concise and clear manner, making it very accessible and user-friendly for students. less

Edition/Copyright: 05
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 06/22/2004
International: No

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