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Human Communication: The Basic Course, 14th edition

  • Joseph A. DeVito

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The 2020 Revel™ re-release of the 14th Edition offers new and updated content and features

For courses in Introduction to Communication

A comprehensive overview of the theory, research, and skills of communication
Revel Human Communication: The Basic Course provides an in-depth look at the fundamental concepts and principles of human communication. Writing for students with little prior background in the discipline, author Joseph DeVito provides the foundation needed for more specialized study of interpersonal, small group, and organizational communication, as well as public speaking. The 2020 Revel re-release of the 14th Edition offers an expanded selection of videos, additional video self-checks, and more engaging interactive cultural maps.

Revel is Pearson’s newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience — for less than the cost of a traditional textbook.
NOTE: Revel is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone Revel access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Revel.

Table of contents


1. Fundamentals of Human Communication

2. Culture and Communication

3. Perception of Self and Others

4. Listening in Human Communication

5. Verbal Messages

6. Nonverbal Messages



7. Interpersonal Communication and Conversation

8. Interpersonal Relationship Stages and Theories

9. Friends, Lovers, and Families

10. Small Group Communication

11. Members and Leaders

12. Human Communication in the Workplace: Organizational Communication

13. Interpersonal, Group, and Workplace Conflict



14. Public Speaking Topics, Audiences, and Research

15. Supporting and Organizing Your Speech

16. Style and Delivery in Public Speaking

17. The Informative Speech

18. The Persuasive Speech

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Published by Pearson (May 9th 2017) - Copyright © 2018