Essentials of Human Communication: The Basic Course, 11th edition

  • Joseph A. DeVito

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Overview

Essentials of Human Communication: The Basic Course is a unique blend of author Joseph DeVito's previous comprehensive and brief Introduction to Communication titles. Combining the best of both texts, the 11th Edition is designed to help you achieve competence in interpersonal, group and public communication.

Like its predecessors, the 11th Edition explains the core theories, research and skills of communication, highlighting practical applications in the workplace and beyond. The text includes fresh coverage of contemporary topics such as lying and nonverbal communication, types of friendship, and social allergens. Several new speeches and speech excerpts provide up-to-date examples.

Published by Pearson (January 10th 2024) - Copyright © 2024

ISBN-13: 9780137988051

Subject: Communication

Category: Introduction to Speech Communication

Overview

Part 1: Foundations of Human Communication

  1. The Essentials of Human Communication
  2. Perception of Self and Others
  3. Listening in Human Communication
  4. Verbal Messages
  5. Nonverbal Messages

Part 2: Interpersonal and Small Group Communication

  1. Interpersonal Communication and Conversation
  2. Interpersonal Relationships
  3. Managing Interpersonal Conflict
  4. Small Group Communication
  5. Members and Leaders in Small Group Communication

Part 3: Public Speaking

  1. Public Speaking Preparation (Steps 1 through 6)
  2. Public Speaking Preparation and Delivery (Steps 7 through 10)
  3. The Informative Speech
  4. The Persuasive Speech

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