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Interpersonal Communication: Competence and Contexts (Mycommunicationlab)

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Interpersonal Communication: Competence and Contexts

Shelley D. Lane, University of Texas at Dallas

ISBN-10: 0205453597

ISBN-13: 9780205453597

 

 

Interpersonal Communication: Competence and Contexts prepares you to communicate competently and civilly amidst the numerous communication challenges you encounter in today’s fast-paced, diverse, and complex society. This highly readable text empowers you to make informed choices regarding the communication of civility, the critical evaluation of ethically challenging communication situations, and the strategic use of communication skills.

 

Interpersonal Communication helps put new concepts into the context of your own life so that you can communicate more competently and effectively. This book’s special features will help you:

  • Become a better communicator by practicing skills through activities and skill-building elements you will find in each chapter, including reading real-life case studies, student blog entries, and scene transcripts from popular films.
  • Explore how civility can be incorporated into your life through the choices you make everyday when you communicate.
  • Overcome the “dark side” of interpersonal communication including issues like inflated self-esteem, workplace bullying, conversational dilemmas, and relationship problems.
  • Learn about cutting-edge research relevant to your communication today including computer-mediated-communication, workplace relationships, and diversity in family communication.

 

What reviewers are saying about Lane’s Interpersonal Communication: Competence and Contexts:

 

“The author does a great job of defining concepts through logical definitions, followed by concrete examples to bridge the gap between theory and application.” — Suzanne Stangl-Erkens, St. Cloud State University

 

“I really appreciate how there are examples taken from the media (i.e., the blogs and movie transcripts) because the new generation of students can relate to these more so than just a story used as an example.” — Karen Lada, Delaware County Community College

 

“I really like the features in this text.  Specifically, the activities and responding to the blog lend themselves easily to active and cooperative learning strategies within the classroom.  I wish more texts would include such features.” — Jo Anna Grant, CSU (San Bernadino)

Synopsis:

This highly readable book provides interpersonal communication theories, concepts, and applications based on a unique model of communication competence. Studying interpersonal communication through this distinct framework will provide a foundation for readers’ motivation to communicate competently, increase their knowledge about communication, and enhance their acquisition and performance of communication skills. With engaging examples and an attention-getting design, this Second Edition covers a broad range of interpersonal communication themes, including strategic alternatives and solutions to communication challenges.

Synopsis:

Interpersonal Communication: Competence and Contexts prepares the reader to communicate competently and civilly amidst the numerous communication challenges they encounter in today’s fast-paced, diverse, and complex society. This highly readable book empowers the reader to make informed choices regarding the communication of civility, the critical evaluation of ethically challenging communication situations, and the strategic use of communication skills. Covering a broad range of interpersonal communication themes, including the dark side of interpersonal communication and biocommunication, this user-friendly book presents concepts and activities with engaging examples and an attention-getting design.

Table of Contents

Part I. The Basics

Chapter 1: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

Chapter 2: Perception

Part II. Communication and the Self:

Chapter 3: Self Concept and Communication

Chapter 4: Emotions and Communication

Chapter 5: Verbal Communication

Chapter 6: Nonverbal Communication

Part III. Communication with Others

Chapter 7: Communication Style and Conversation

Chapter 8: Listening and Confirming Communication

Chapter 9: Communication Climate, Disconfirming Messages, and Setting Boundaries 

Part IV. Communication and Relationships

Chapter 10: Interpersonal Relationships

Chapter 11: Interpersonal Conflict

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205453597
Subtitle:
Competence and Contexts
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon
Author:
Lane, Shelley
Author:
Lane, Shelley D.
Subject:
Communication
Subject:
Interpersonal communication
Subject:
Theater - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
MyCommunicationLab Series
Publication Date:
20090213
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
10.12 x 8 x 0.655 in 730 gr

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"Synopsis" by , This highly readable book provides interpersonal communication theories, concepts, and applications based on a unique model of communication competence. Studying interpersonal communication through this distinct framework will provide a foundation for readers’ motivation to communicate competently, increase their knowledge about communication, and enhance their acquisition and performance of communication skills. With engaging examples and an attention-getting design, this Second Edition covers a broad range of interpersonal communication themes, including strategic alternatives and solutions to communication challenges.
"Synopsis" by ,

Interpersonal Communication: Competence and Contexts prepares the reader to communicate competently and civilly amidst the numerous communication challenges they encounter in today’s fast-paced, diverse, and complex society. This highly readable book empowers the reader to make informed choices regarding the communication of civility, the critical evaluation of ethically challenging communication situations, and the strategic use of communication skills. Covering a broad range of interpersonal communication themes, including the dark side of interpersonal communication and biocommunication, this user-friendly book presents concepts and activities with engaging examples and an attention-getting design.

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