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Communication in Our Lives

Communication in Our Lives

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This text introduces students to the basic process of human communication (covering interpersonal communication, small group communication, interviewing and public speaking) in today's diverse society by balancing scholarship and emphasizing skills.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780534564315
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 08/01/2002
Edition description: 3RD BK&CDR
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Julia Wood joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill when she was 24. During her 37 years on the faculty, she taught classes and conducted research on personal relationships as well as gender, communication, and culture. She was named the Lineberger Distinguished Professor of Humanities and the Caroline H. and Thomas S. Royster Distinguished Professor of Graduate Education. In addition to publishing 25 books and 100 articles and book chapters, she has presented more than 100 papers at professional conferences and campuses around the country. Her accolades include 14 awards honoring her teaching and 16 awards recognizing her scholarship. She received her B.A. from North Carolina State University, her M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University.

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS OF COMMUNICATION. Introduction. 1. The World of Communication. 2. Perception and Communication. 3. Communication and Personal Identity. 4. Communication and Cultures. 5. The Verbal Dimension of Communication. 6. The Nonverbal Dimension of Communication. 7. Effective Listening. PART TWO: CONTEXTS OF COMMUNICATION. 8. Foundations of Interpersonal Communication. 9. Communication in Personal Relationships. 10. Foundations of Group and Team Communication. 11. Effective Communication in Task Groups. 12. Interviewing. 13. Planning Public Speaking. 14. Researching and Developing Support for Public Speeches. 15. Organizing and Presenting Public Speeches. 16. Analyzing Public Speeches. CLOSING: Pulling Ideas Together. APPENDIX: Annotated Sample Speeches. GLOSSARY. REFERENCES. INDEX.

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