Human Communication in Everyday Life: Explanations and Applications

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Human Communication in Everyday Life introduces readers to the basic concepts in human communication and demonstrates how they can be used in a variety of communicative contexts. Built on a social-scientific approach, Human Communication in Everyday Life focuses on research that has come to light within the field in the last 30 years. The first part of this book is dedicated to introducing the basic concepts involved in the study of human communication while the second half explores the application of these concepts. Each chapter is filled with current research and pop-culture examples designed to help make this book reader-friendly and informative. Many of the chapters also include Research Measures that readers can fill out to help gauge their own communicative behaviors on a personal level.

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Human Communication in Everyday Life: Explanations and Applications

Jason S. Wrench , SUNY New Paltz
James C. McCroskey, West Virginia University
Virginia P. Richmond, West Virginia University

 

Human Communication in Everyday Life: Explanations and Applications introduces students to the basic concepts of human communication and demonstrates how they can be used in a variety of communicative contexts.

 

Built on a social-scientific approach, Human Communication in Everyday Life: Explanations and Applications focuses on research that has come to light in the field over the last 30 years. The first part of this book is dedicated to introducing the basic concepts involved in the study of human communication while the second half explores the application of these concepts. Each chapter is filled with current research and pop-culture examples designed to help make the textbook reader-friendly and informative. Many of the chapters also include Research Measures that students can fill out to help gauge their own communicative behaviors.

 

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  • Contains 43 Research Measures that have been utilized in communication research, useful for exploring communicative behaviors on a personal level.
  • Teaches students the vocabulary and factual background that will prepare them to competently discuss communication while also preparing them for study in advanced communication courses.
  • Allows students to see how the understanding of communication they gained in the first chapters can be used in a variety of communicative contexts in the real world. Focuses on the social scientific perspective of human communication so that students see communication through one complete worldview.
  • Available with MyCommunicationKit, an electronic supplement that offers book-specific learning objectives, chapter summaries, flashcards, and practice tests, as well as video clips and activities to aid student learning and comprehension. MyCommunicationKit also includes Research Navigator and live weblinks, both of which provide assistance with and access to powerful and reliable research material.  Go to www.mycommunicationkit.com for more information.

 

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