Communication Mosaics: An Introduction to the Field of Communication

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2010 - Performing Arts - 432 pages
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Julia Wood, a leading scholar in the field of communication, brings us a new and extensively updated edition of COMMUNICATION MOSAICS: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FIELD OF COMMUNICATION. This sixth edition retains the author’s signature first-person narrative style and holistic approach to the field of communication by first explaining the basic processes central to all communication contexts (listening, perceiving, using verbal and nonverbal communication, establishing climate), and then applying these processes to various contexts (interpersonal, small group, public, organizational, intercultural, mass communication, and personal and social media). Through reviewer and student-praised Student Voices features, seamless and thoughtful integration of diversity, skill-building pedagogy, and real-life examples, the text builds each student’s communication skills while providing a foundational survey for the discipline. Expose your students to the vast world of communication and give them the tools they need to become effective communicators in the twenty-first century with COMMUNICATION MOSAICS: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FIELD OF COMMUNICATION, Sixth Edition.
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Review: Communication Mosaics: An Introduction To The Field Of Communication (Sixth Edition)

User Review  - Jesse Booth - Goodreads

Pretty good for a college textbook. It really gives a good perspective on the basics of human communication- verbal/nonverbal, interpersonal and intrapersonal, and even communication within organizations. Read full review

Review: Communication Mosaics: An Introduction To The Field Of Communication (Sixth Edition)

User Review  - Kanguwes - Goodreads

a Good Book. I recommend it for every student of communication studies. Read full review

Contents

A First Look at Communication
2
The Field of Communication from Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
24
Perceiving and Understanding
46
Engaging in Verbal Communication
68
Engaging in Nonverbal Communication
94
Listening and Responding to Others
114
Creating Communication Climates
136
Adapting Communication to Cultures and Social Communities
158
Communication in Groups and Teams
228
Communication in Organizations
250
Public Communication
270
Mass Communication
296
Personal and Social Media
318
Epilogue
340
Glossary
341
References
351

Communication and SelfConcept
180
Communication in Personal Relationships
202

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About the author (2010)

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 and on 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. She has published 25 books and 100 articles and book chapters. In addition, she has presented more than 100 papers at professional conferences and campuses around the United States. She has received 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.

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