Human Communication https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/1260822877.jpeg 7 2021 9781260822878 Personal improvement in communication begins with a clear understanding of your own attitudes and of the relationships you build with others. Human Communication draws the best available research and helps each student, no matter who they are or where they are, to develop the skills needed for effective and confident communication in any occasion. Human Communication is an integrated program that helps students practice communication skills, build confidence in public speaking, and achieve success in their introductory communication course. Always rooted in the most current scholarship and with an eye on practical, everyday communication scenarios, Human Communication is designed to make introductory communication studies immediate and relevant to students. The authors strike a balance of definitive theory and everyday application that resonates with the challenges and goals of today's typical basic course. In the new 7th edition, updated research is integrated throughout the text. Additionally, there is a new focus throughout the text on how communication can help individuals relate in an increasingly polarized world. This edition also discusses fake news within the context of ethical research for a presentation and provides new sample presentation and outline examples. Finally, the new 7th edition will also feature SmartBook 2.0, the first and only adaptive reading experience, that highlights content based on what the individual student knows and doesn’t know and provides focused help at that moment in need through targeted learning resources (including videos, animations and other interactivities). SmartBook 2.0’s intuitive technology optimizes student study time by creating a personalized learning path for improved course performance.
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Human Communication

Human Communication, 7th Edition

ISBN10: 1260822877 | ISBN13: 9781260822878
By Judy Pearson, Paul Nelson, Scott Titsworth, Angela Hosek

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Personal improvement in communication begins with a clear understanding of your own attitudes and of the relationships you build with others. Human Communication draws the best available research and helps each student, no matter who they are or where they are, to develop the skills needed for effective and confident communication in any occasion. Human Communication is an integrated program that helps students practice communication skills, build confidence in public speaking, and achieve success in their introductory communication course. Always rooted in the most current scholarship and with an eye on practical, everyday communication scenarios, Human Communication is designed to make introductory communication studies immediate and relevant to students. The authors strike a balance of definitive theory and everyday application that resonates with the challenges and goals of today's typical basic course. In the new 7th edition, updated research is integrated throughout the text. Additionally, there is a new focus throughout the text on how communication can help individuals relate in an increasingly polarized world. This edition also discusses fake news within the context of ethical research for a presentation and provides new sample presentation and outline examples. Finally, the new 7th edition will also feature SmartBook 2.0, the first and only adaptive reading experience, that highlights content based on what the individual student knows and doesn’t know and provides focused help at that moment in need through targeted learning resources (including videos, animations and other interactivities). SmartBook 2.0’s intuitive technology optimizes student study time by creating a personalized learning path for improved course performance.

Part 1 Fundamentals of Communication Studies
Chapter 1 Introduction to Human Communication
Chapter 2 Perception, Self, and Communication
Chapter 3 Language and Meaning
Chapter 4 Nonverbal Communication
Chapter 5 Listening and Critical Thinking

Part 2 Communication Contexts
Chapter 6 Interpersonal Communication
Chapter 7 Intercultural Communication
Chapter 8 Small-Group Communication
Chapter 9 Workplace Communication

Part 3 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Chapter 10 Topic Selection and Audience Analysis
Chapter 11 Credibility and Evidence
Chapter 12 Organizing Presentations
Chapter 13 Delivery and Visual Resources
Chapter 14 Informative Presentations
Chapter 15 Persuasive Presentations

Glossary
Index
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About the Author

Judy Pearson

Judy C. Pearson was Associate Dean of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and Professor of Communication at North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota, and Director of the Northern Virginia Center for Virginia Tech in Falls Church, Virginia. She has co-authored over 30 text and trade books and more than 100 scholarly articles and chapters in edited books. Judy has served as the President of the Central States Communication Association, the World Communication Association, and the National Communication Association. She met Paul E. Nelson at a basic course directors meeting, married him, and the couple has six children. The two have been producing basic course books together ever since.

Paul Nelson

Paul E. Nelson was Director of the Honors College at the University of Missouri, Departmental Executive Officer at Iowa State University, Dean of the College of Communication at Ohio University, and Chair of the Political Science Department and Head of the Department of Communication at North Dakota State University. He has co-authored many textbooks with his spouse and colleague, Dr. Judy C. Pearson.

Scott Titsworth

Scott Titsworth is an Associate Professor and Interim Dean for the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University. Scott is co-author of four textbooks and a nationally respected scholar in the field of instructional communication and communication education. In addition to his current administrative responsibilities, Scott has worked as a basic course administrator for his entire career and has been active with the first year student program at Ohio University.

Angela Hosek

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