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Everyday Encounters, 5th Edition

  • Julia T. Wood
  • Ann Schweitzer
  • ISBN-10: 0176584005
  • ISBN-13: 9780176584009
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2006, 2002
  • COPYRIGHT: 2017 Published
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Overview

About the Product

The Fifth Canadian edition of Everyday Encounters by Wood/Schweitzer is a theory-based interpersonal communication textbook, unique in its emphasis on theories, research, and skills with attention paid to trends in Canadian social life. The conversational writing style engages students, helping them to connect what they are learning to their personal experience. Social diversity – including awareness of race, economic class, gender, age, and sexual orientation – is woven into discussions of communication theory and skills. This resource also addresses communication challenges, confusions, and issues within friendships, romantic relationships (including abuse and violence between intimates); long-distance relationships, and the use of communication to negotiate safer sex in an era shadowed by HIV and AIDS. MindTap is now available for Everyday Encounters. A fully online learning solution, MindTap combines all student learning tools—readings, multimedia, activities, and assessments—into a single Learning Path that guides the student through the curriculum. Instructors can personalize the experience by customizing the presentation of these learning tools to their students, even seamlessly introducing their own content into the Learning Path.

Features

  • Thoroughly adapted to reflect Canada’s cultural diversity, represented through a variety of different voices, from well-known Canadians to unfamiliar "common-folk" who provide regional perspectives.

  • Each chapter is enhanced by commentaries written by students in interpersonal communication classes, adding a broader perspective to the scholarly material and reminding the reader that the topic of interpersonal communication is about the lives of real people.

  • "Apply the Idea" exercises in every chapter encourage students to apply concepts and principles to their own lives. Coupled with these exercises are "Reflective Exercises" that help promote reflective thinking and personal examination.

  • "Communication Notes" featured in every chapter, highlight interesting research and examples of interpersonal communication in everyday life. Many of these are drawn from the Canadian landscape and offer a snapshot of communication ideas, foibles, and challenges in Canada.

  • Clusters of concepts ("Concepts at a Glance" and "Review") are placed in the margin for quick reference, summary, and review.

  • End of chapter questions promote reflection and discussion.

About the Author

Julia T. Wood

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.

Ann Schweitzer

Ann Schweitzer is a professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Western Ontario. Her PhD is in Education, from the University of Alberta. Ann teaches classes in Models of Health and Health Care Delivery, Health Issues through the Lifespan, as well as Communications in Interpersonal Relationships.

Table of Contents

Preface
Part One: The Fabric of Interpersonal Communication
Chapter 1: Exploring Interpersonal Communication
Chapter 2: Communication and the Creation of Self
Chapter 3: Perception and Communication
Chapter 4: Emotions and Communication
Chapter 5: The Power of Language
Chapter 6: Nonverbal Communication
Chapter 7: Cultural Diversity and Communication
Part Two: Weaving Communication into Relationships
Chapter 8: Mindful Listening
Chapter 9: Communication Climate: The Foundation of Personal Relationships
Chapter 10: Managing Conflict in Relationships
Chapter 11: Friendships and Romantic Relationships
Chapter 12: Relationships at Work
Epilogue
Glossary
References
Index

New to this edition

  • MindTap for Everyday Encounters is a personalized teaching experience with engaging assignments that help students connect concepts to the real world. Critical thinking is encouraged through analysis, application, and reflection.
  • Research has been thoroughly updated.
  • New and updated “Communication Notes” appear in each chapter of the text with a focus on interpersonal communication in the Canadian landscape.
  • New studies reflect the most current thinking on trends in Canadian social life.
  • New and updated discussions have been added throughout the text to include up-to-date, contemporary issues.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

MindTap Printed Access Card (6 Months) for Everyday Encounters  (ISBN-10: 017668980X | ISBN-13: 9780176689803)
MindTap Printed Access Card (12 Months) for Everyday Encounters  (ISBN-10: 0176689818 | ISBN-13: 9780176689810)
Online Only Instructor Resources to Accompany Wood's Everyday Encounters  (ISBN-10: 0176745807 | ISBN-13: 9780176745806)

Student Supplements

eBook: Everyday Encounters  (ISBN-10: 0176767754 | ISBN-13: 9780176767754)
MindTap Instant Access (6 months) for Everyday Encounters  (ISBN-10: 0176689834 | ISBN-13: 9780176689834)

MindTap® provides you with the tools you need to manage your time better. You can complete assignments whenever and wherever with course material customized and streamlined for you by your instructor in a proven and easy-to-use interface. Relevant, engaging material keeps you connected to your course and course analytics by providing timely feedback showing you where you stand at all times—both individually and compared with the highest performers in class. With a wide array of course specific tools and apps – from an interactive eBook to note taking capabilities and flashcards, you can feel confident that MindTap is a worthwhile and valuable investment in your education. Please note - A Course Registration URL or Course Key is required from your Instructor to use MindTap.

MindTap Instant Access (12 Months/Multi Term) for Everyday Encounters: An Introduction to Interpersonal Communication  (ISBN-10: 0176689842 | ISBN-13: 9780176689841)

MindTap® provides you with the tools you need to manage your time better. You can complete assignments whenever and wherever with course material customized and streamlined for you by your instructor in a proven and easy-to-use interface. Relevant, engaging material keeps you connected to your course and course analytics by providing timely feedback showing you where you stand at all times—both individually and compared with the highest performers in class. With a wide array of course specific tools and apps – from an interactive eBook to note taking capabilities and flashcards, you can feel confident that MindTap is a worthwhile and valuable investment in your education. Please note - A Course Registration URL or Course Key is required from your Instructor to use MindTap.