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Communication : Principles for Lifetime

Communication : Principles for Lifetime - 2nd edition

Communication : Principles for Lifetime - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780205386970

ISBN10: 0205386970

Communication : Principles for Lifetime by Steven A. Beebe, Diana K. Ivy and Susan J. Beebe - ISBN 9780205386970
Edition: 2ND 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
International: No
Communication : Principles for Lifetime by Steven A. Beebe, Diana K. Ivy and Susan J. Beebe - ISBN 9780205386970

ISBN13: 9780205386970

ISBN10: 0205386970

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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 lives.

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.

Author Bio

Beebe, Steven A. : Southwest Texas State University

Beebe, Susan J. : Southwest Texas State University

Ivy, Diana K. : Texas A&M University ? Corpus Christi

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Each chapter concludes with "Summary."


1. Foundations of Human Communication.

Communication Defined.
Why Study Communication?
Communication Models.
Communication Characteristics.
Communication Principles for a Lifetime.
Communicating with Others: Three Situations.

2. Self-Awareness and Communication.

Self-Concept: Who Are You?
Self-Esteem: What Is Your Value?
Communication and the Enhancement of Self-Esteem.
The Perception Process.
Communication and the Enhancement of Perceptual Accuracy.

3. Understanding Verbal Messages.

Why Focus on Language?
The Nature of Language.
The Power of Words.
Confronting Bias in Language.
Using Words to Establish Supportive Relationships.

4. Understanding Nonverbal Messages.

Why Focus on Nonverbal Communication?
The Nature of Nonverbal Communication.
The Multichanneled Nature of Nonverbal Communication.
Codes of Nonverbal Communication.
How to More Accurately Interpret Nonverbal Cues.

5. Listening and Responding.

How We Listen.
Listening Barriers.
Listening Skills.
Responding Skills.
Responding with Empathy.

6. Adapting to Others: Bridging Culture and Gender Differences.

Culture and Communication.
Gender and Communication.
Barriers to Bridging Differences and Adapting to Others.
Adapting to Others Who Are Different from You.


7. Understanding Interpersonal Communication.

What Is Interpersonal Communication?
Initiating Relationships.
Maintaining Relationships through Interpersonal Communication.

8. Enhancing Relationships.

The Importance of Friendship.
The Importance of Family.
The Importance of Colleagues.
Stages of Relationship Development.
Managing Interpersonal Conflict.


9. Understanding Group and Team Performance.

Groups and Teams Defined.
Understanding Types of Groups and Teams.
Understanding Group and Team Dynamics.
Understanding Group and Team Phases of Development.
Understanding Diversity in Groups and Teams: Adapting to Differences.

10. Enhancing Group and Team Performance.

What Effective Group Members Do.
Structuring Group and Team Problem Solving.
Enhancing Team Leadership.
Enhancing Group and Team Meetings.


11. Developing Your Presentation.

An Overview of the Presentational Speaking Process.
Understanding Speaker Anxiety.
Managing Speaker Anxiety.
Selecting and Narrowing Your Topic.
Identifying Your Purpose.
Developing Your Central Idea.
Generating Main Ideas.
Gathering Supporting Material.

12. Organizing and Outlining Your Presentation.

Organizing Your Main Ideas.
Organizing Your Supporting Material.
Organizing Your Presentation for the Ears of Others.
Introducing and Concluding Your Presentation.
Outlining Your Presentation.

13. Delivering Your Presentation.

Methods of Delivery.
Effective Verbal Delivery.
Effective Nonverbal Delivery.
Effective Presentation Aids.
Some Final Tips for Rehearsing and Delivering Your Presentation.

14. Speaking to Inform.

Types of Informative Presentations.
Strategies for Making Your Informative Presentation Clear.
Strategies for Making Your Informative Speech Interesting.
Strategies for Making Your Presentation Memorable.

15. Speaking to Persuade.

Persuasion Defined.
Motivating Your Audience: The Psychology of Persuasion.
Selecting and Narrowing Your Persuasive Topic.
Identifying Your Persuasive Purpose.
Developing Your Central Idea as a Persuasive Proposition.
Supporting Your Presentation with Credibility, Logic, and Emotion: Strategies for Persuading Your Audience.
Organizing Your Persuasive Message.
How to Adapt Ideas to People and People to Ideas.

Appendix A. Interviewing.
Appendix B. Sample Speeches for Discussion and Evaluation.