Looking Out, Looking In
Used by more than a million readers, LOOKING OUT/LOOKING IN, Thirteenth Edition, continues its market-leading tradition of combining current scholarship and research with a reader-friendly voice that links course topics to students' everyday lives. This popular text motivates students to improve their interpersonal skills and sharpen their critical understanding of communication processes with diverse and compelling examples that illustrate how each student's communication skills impact both society and their own life. Show your students how and why learning the basic concepts of communication can change their relationships and their career success, with the text that engages them in theory through popular references to interpersonal concepts that are familiar in music, art, movies, and television.
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This textbook is a fairly easy read with exceptionally long chapters. The authors discuss many valid points, but they really need to add a female author for some greatly needed balance, especially in many of their examples. The unbalanced slant makes it difficult to continue reading.
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A FIRST LOOK AT INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
COMMUNICATION AND IDENTITY Creating and Presenting the Self
PERCEPTION What You See Is What You Get
EMOTIONS Feeling Thinking and Communicating
LANGUAGE Barrier and Bridge
NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION Messages beyond Words
LISTENING More Than Meets the Ear
COMMUNICATION AND RELATIONAL DYNAMICS
INTIMACY AND DISTANCE IN RELATIONAL COMMUNICATION