Communication in Our Lives

Front Cover
Cengage Learning, Feb 18, 2008 - Performing Arts - 560 pages
0 Reviews
COMMUNICATION IN OUR LIVES, Fifth Edition, provides everything you need to strengthen your interpersonal, group, public speaking, and media literacy skills--and demonstrates the value of communication in your life. Award-winning, forward-thinking scholar Julia T. Wood focuses on helping you develop vital communication skills while exploring the latest research and theory of today’s most prominent communication scholars, including current developments in cultural and social diversity and the impact of technology on communication. This popular text features an engaging, personal tone, highly readable style, and frequent Student Voice sections that explore how other students have experienced key communication concepts. It is also packed with interactive, online study tools that can help you explore human communication and become a more confident and effective communicator.
Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

The World of Communication
1
Perception and Communication
30
Communication and Personal Identity
53
Listening Effectively
77
The Verbal Dimension of Communication
102
The Nonverbal Dimension of Communication
129
Communication and Culture
154
Foundations of Interpersonal Communication
182
Planning Public Speaking
333
Researching and Developing Support for Public Speeches
358
Organizing and Presenting Public Speeches
385
Informative Speaking
423
Persuasive Speaking
444
Pulling Ideas Together
471
Appendix A Annotated Sample Speeches
476
Appendix B Interviewing
486

Communication in Personal Relationships
209
Foundations of Group and Team Communication
234
Effective Communication in Task Groups and Teams
258
Communication in Organizations
284
Media and Media Literacy
305
Glossary
503
References
510
Index
529
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2008)

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.

Bibliographic information