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

  • Joseph A. DeVito

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Hallmark features of this title

  • Viewpoints photos with accompanying captions prompt readers to consider a variety of issues, many of which focus on the themes of social media, the workplace and culture.
  • Ethics in Communication features present an ethical issue and prompt readers to respond to a specific related ethical issue.
  • The Public Speaking Sample Assistant in the public speaking chapters provides sample annotated speeches and outlines to assist students in preparing their own speeches.
  • Sample speeches and outlines assist students in preparing and outlining their own speeches.
  • An accessible framework leads students through the material. Tools include learning objectives, summaries of concepts and skills, and key terms.

Published by Pearson (January 23rd 2024) - Copyright © 2025

ISBN-13: 9780137988051

Subject: Communication

Category: Introduction to Speech Communication

Table of contents

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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