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Communication : Principles for Lifetime - 2nd edition

Communication : Principles for Lifetime (ISBN10: 0205386970; ISBN13: 9780205386970)
ISBN13: 978-0205386970
ISBN10: 0205386970

Summary: Communication helps students see the relationships among the concepts, skills, theories, and contexts of communication by anchoring all discussion around five fundamental principles.

Written by experienced and highly regarded textbook authors and teachers, Communication: Principles for a Lifetime provides students with all the theory and skills necessary in the introductory course--in a manner that will help them to apply what they learn throughout their l moreives.

Understanding that the challenge in any basic communication course is teaching students the myriad of skills, principles, and theories without overwhelming them, Beebe/Beebe/Ivy emphasize five key principles of communication throughout their book:

  • Be aware of your communication with yourself and others.
  • Effectively use and interpret verbal messages.
  • Effectively use and interpret nonverbal messages.
  • Listen and respond thoughtfully to others.
  • Appropriately adapt messages to others.
Providing both comprehensive and cutting-edge content about communication organized around these five themes, Beebe/Beebe/Ivy cover all of the topics expected in the basic course in a manner that will help both instructors and their students organize the extensive range of material typically covered in the introductory course.

Features :
  • A pentagon model and icon--introduced in Chapter 1 and appearing in the margins throughout the book--visually illustrate and help students see how text material relates to the five communication principles.
  • Chapter ending "Principles for a Lifetime" summaries (in Chapters 7-15) highlight the connection between chapter topics and the five communication principles.
  • "Ethical Probe" boxes sprinkled throughout the chapters, emphasize ethical principles and explore ethical issues.
  • A "Technology and Communication" box in every chapter presents new, cutting-edge information about the increasingly important role of communication in society.
  • An "On the Web" box in every chapter points to websites on which students can find Internet information to enrich their study of communication.
  • A "Diversity and Communication" box in every chapter helps students see the importance of diversity in communication.
  • Pedagogy includes:
  • Learning objectives and chapter outlines
  • Boldface terms and marginal glossary
  • Selected poems and stories
  • Photographs and diagrams
  • Cartoons (one or two per chapter)
  • Chapter-end text summary
  • Chapter-end summary "Principles for a Lifetime" organized around the five principles (Chs. 7-15)
  • Chapter-end questions for discussion and review
  • Chapter-end activities to develop skills and apply principles
  • Glossary terms alphabetized at the end of the book
New To This Edition :
  • New chapter-opening quotations provide an attention-catching introduction to the content of each chapter.
  • New and updated examples, web addresses, and new references to recent communication research and technology in every chapter keep students engaged in the text and up-to-date on the latest information.
  • New coverage of information-gathering Interviews in Appendix A on Interviewing helps students better prepare for the range of interviews they will encounter both in classroom settings and beyond.
  • New student speech examples in Chapters 14 and 15 and Appendix B.
  • Revised and expanded discussions of:
  • Communication competence
  • Communication ethics
  • The nature and definition of human communication (Ch. 1)
  • Self-awareness (Ch. 2)
  • Language, behavior and gender differences in communication (Chs. 3 and 6)
  • Nonverbal messages in intercultural settings (Ch. 4)
  • Listening barriers, active listening, and empathetic listening (Ch. 5)
  • Interpersonal communication including expanded coverage of conflict management (Chs. 7 and 8)
  • Characteristics of teams and teamwork skills (Chs. 9 and 10)
  • Communication apprehension (Ch. 11)
  • Presentational speaking and presentation aids (Ch. 13)
  • Developing persuasive messages (Ch. 15)
  • An extensive range of technology-based supplements, including VideoWorkshop for Introduction to Communication, CourseCompass for Introduction to Communication, a Companion Website Plus with Online Practice Tests, and more!
  • The latest research techniques for using the Internet during speech preparation and research.
  • Tips and principles for using PowerPoint and other multimedia aids to deliver a presentation.
  • SCORE! multiple choice tests in (supplement to be named later) challenge students to actively test what they've learned; these twenty item multiple choice tests correlate with each chapter of the book. less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 04
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 05/19/2003
International: No

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