Communication

Author: William J. Seiler
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205282005
Format: PDF
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"No man is an island," so the cliché goes. These days, no man could be an island even he wanted to -- the phone, fax, pager, or computer would somehow find his address and "get in touch." These advances in communication are just a technological means of fulfilling a very basic need of all people -- the need for human contact and social interaction. Communication is about connecting, linking, sharing, participating, bonding, coupling, or joining with others, proving that humans cannot exist and survive in isolation. This book provides the basis for understanding how and why relationships develop and dissolve, and how communication has changed in recent years. This book introduces readers to the field of communication and the connection of communication to their lives, their education, and their careers. Focusing on the notion of "making connections," this book strives to help readers understand the role communication plays in their daily lives and the value of communication skills. Throughout the book, readers see how diversity, ethics, and technology relate to communication and to their lives as a whole. The "making connections" theme is evident within every chapter through the careful weaving of how communication connects to every text concept and discussion. Communication specialists, debaters, speech writers, instructors of speech communication, and anyone interested in this field.

Interpersonal Communication

Author: Teri Kwal Gamble
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483322041
Format: PDF
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Written in a conversational style for students living in today's world of ever-evolving media and new technology, this hands-on skills guide by Teri Kwal Gamble and Michael W. Gamble puts students at the center of interpersonal communication. To help them become better, more successful communicators, married author team Teri Kwal Gamble and Michael Gamble shed new light on the dynamics of students' everyday interactions and relationships, and give students the tools they need to develop and cultivate effective communication skills. Using an applied, case-study approach that draws from popular culture and students' own experiences, Gamble and Gamble go beyond skill building by encouraging readers to critically reflect on their own communication patterns and actively apply relevant theory to develop and maintain healthy relationships with family, friends, romantic partners, and co-workers. Designed to promote self-reflection and develop students' interpersonal communication skills, each chapter of this engaging text examines how media, technology, gender, and culture affect the dynamics of relationships and self-expression.

Close Encounters

Author: Laura K. Guerrero
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452217106
Format: PDF, Docs
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Close Encounters: Communication in Relationships, Fourth Edition takes a relational approach to the study of interpersonal communication by focusing on issues that are central to describing and understanding close relationships. Although the primary focus is on communication research, this book emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of the study of personal relationships by including research from various disciplines such as social psychology and family studies. Organized using a developmental approach, the authors first look at initial interaction and relational escalation, then move on to issues related to maintaining intimate relationships, and finally focus on challenges relational partners face, including relationship endings.

Reading Literature and Writing Argument

Author: Missy James
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134120133
Format: PDF, Docs
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For courses in Literature for Composition, Writing Argument, Writing about Literature, and Introduction to Literature. Enriches students' reading and writing by connecting with ideas in the written text The combined forces of literature and argument are inspiring and empowering--literature liberates thinking, and argument disciplines it. Reading Literature and Writing Argument takes the approach that writing is valued when it makes readers think. It offers multi-genre reading experiences that immerse students in critical and creative thinking as they address problems and issues from multiple perspectives. The authors encourage students to see language as a way to create meaning in their lives, and to see themselves as writers with a purpose and audience. By engaging with literature and applying the principles of argument, students practice the skills of analysis and evaluation and develop critical standards for judging ideas. Also available with MyWritingLab(tm) This title is also available with MyWritingLab - an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyWritingLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyWritingLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyWritingLab, search for: 0134272005 / 9780134272009 Reading Literature and Writing Argument Plus MyWritingLab without Pearson eText - Access Card Package Package consists of: 0133933296 / 9780133933291 MyWritingLab Generic without Pearson eText 013393330X / 9780133933307 MyWritingLab Generic - Inside Star Sticker 0134120132 / 9780134120133 Reading Literature and Writing Argument

Interpersonal Communication Everyday Encounters

Author: Julia T. Wood
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305544994
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Written by leading scholar and award-winning teacher Julia T. Wood, INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: EVERYDAY ENCOUNTERS, 8e relates theory and skills directly to students' everyday interactions as it delivers a solid introduction to interpersonal communication. Completely up to date, the new Eighth Edition integrates the latest communication research, including findings from more than 125 new sources. Reflecting the author's expertise in gender and social diversity, the text includes an unparalleled focus on diversity. The new edition also features increased coverage of social media and an expanded emphasis on ethical choices. It addresses such timely issues as emotional intelligence and forgiveness, interracial relationships, safe sex, ways to deal with abuse from intimates, race-related differences between conflict styles, and the power of language. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Personal Connections in the Digital Age

Author: Nancy K. Baym
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745695973
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The internet and the mobile phone have disrupted many of our conventional understandings of ourselves and our relationships, raising anxieties and hopes about their effects on our lives. In this second edition of her timely and vibrant book, Nancy Baym provides frameworks for thinking critically about the roles of digital media in personal relationships. Rather than providing exuberant accounts or cautionary tales, it offers a data-grounded primer on how to make sense of these important changes in relational life Fully updated to reflect new developments in technology and digital scholarship, the book identifies the core relational issues these media disturb and shows how our talk about them echoes historical discussions about earlier communication technologies. Chapters explore how we use mediated language and nonverbal behavior to develop and maintain communities, social networks, and new relationships, and to maintain existing relationships in our everyday lives. The book combines research findings with lively examples to address questions such as: Can mediated interaction be warm and personal? Are people honest about themselves online? Can relationships that start online work? Do digital media damage the other relationships in our lives? Throughout, the book argues that these questions must be answered with firm understandings of media qualities and the social and personal contexts in which they are developed and used. This new edition of Personal Connections in the Digital Age will be required reading for all students and scholars of media, communication studies, and sociology, as well as all those who want a richer understanding of digital media and everyday life.

The Loneliness Cure

Author: Kory Floyd
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440582106
Format: PDF
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Rediscover the benefits of a real-life social network! Although today's technology allows you to communicate with people all over the globe, it can also leave you feeling disconnected and unhappy in the real world. The Loneliness Cure helps you rediscover the power of socializing in person and finally find the affection you've been longing for. Written by communication expert Kory Floyd, PhD, this valuable guide details the causes of affection hunger, helps you assess your needs, and offers six compelling strategies for attracting more intimacy into your relationships and everyday life. This guidebook details the causes of affection hunger, helps you assess your needs, and shows you how to build genuine connections to those around you. Whether you're looking to get the undivided attention of a friend, reconnect physically with a romantic partner, or grow closer to your family, this book provides you with the tools you need to lead a healthier, happier, and more affectionate life.

Communication

Author: Steven A. Beebe
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205426676
Format: PDF
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Designed to help students see the relationships among the concepts, skills, theories, and contexts of communication, this text anchors all discussion around five fundamental principles: * 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, this text covers 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.