Communication in Our Lives, 8th Edition
- Julia T. Wood
- ISBN-10: 1305949544
- ISBN-13: 9781305949546
- 480 Pages | Paperback
- Previous Editions: 2015, 2012, 2009
- COPYRIGHT: 2018 Published
COMMUNICATION IN OUR LIVES, 8th Edition, provides everything students need to strengthen their interpersonal, group, public speaking, and media literacy skills -- as well as demonstrates the value of communication in their personal and professional lives. Award-winning scholar Julia T. Wood combines skills development with the latest research and theory by prominent communication scholars. Praised by instructors and students alike, the text features an engaging, personal tone, highly readable style, and frequent Student Voice sections that explore how past students have experienced key communication concepts. The eighth edition integrates social and cultural diversity throughout, provides an early emphasis on public speaking, expands coverage of mass and social media, and includes a new focus on health communication. In addition, interactive, online study tools allow you to customize the text to your course and help your students become more confident and effective communicators.
"This textbook is well-written, engaging, and easy to read. It is a great fit for your introduction to human communication class."
— Jennifer Fairchild
About the Author.
Part I: FOUNDATIONS OF COMMUNICATION.
1. The World of Communication.
2. Perception and Communication.
3. Communication and Personal Identity.
4. Listening Effectively.
5. The Verbal Dimension of Communication.
6. The Nonverbal Dimension of Communication.
Part II: CONTEXTS OF COMMUNICATION.
7. Communication in Personal Relationships.
8. Communication in Groups and Teams.
9. Communication in Organizations.
10. Communication and Culture.
11. Media and Media Literacy.
Part III: PUBLIC COMMUNICATION.
12. Planning Public Speaking.
13. Researching and Developing Support for Public Speeches.
14. Organizing and Presenting Public Speeches.
15. Informative Speaking.
16. Persuasive Speaking.
Closing: Pulling Ideas Together.
Appendix A: Annotated Sample Speeches.
Appendix B: Interviewing.
All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.
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