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Human Communication in Societyis the only book to explore the interplay between the individual and society and its impact communication. Alberts, Nakayama, and Martin wroteHuman Communication in Societyto bring a comprehensive, balanced view to the study of human communication. By understanding how the tensions that exist among individual forces, societal forces, cultures, and context shape communication and meaning, readers become more ethical and effective communicators.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Human Communication
The Importance of Studying Human Communication
What Is Human Communication?
A Communication Ethic
Chapter 2: Communication Studies: History and Contemporary Approaches
The History of Communication Studies
Contemporary Approaches, Theories, and Methods
FOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN COMMUNICATION
Chapter 3: Communication and Identities
The Importance of Identity
What Is Identity?
The Individual and Identity
The Individual, Identity and Society
Ethics and Identity
Skills for Communicating about Identities
Chapter 4: Communicating, Perceiving, and Understanding
The Importance of Perception
What is Perception?
Perception and the Individual
The Individual, Perception and Society
Ethics and Perception
Improving Your Perception Skills
Chapter 5: Verbal Communication
The Importance of Verbal Communication
What Is Verbal Communication?
Influences on Verbal Communication
The Individual, Verbal Communication and Society
Ethics and Verbal Communication
Improving your Verbal Communication Skills
Chapter 6: Nonverbal Communication
The Importance of Nonverbal Communication
What Is Nonverbal Communication?
Nonverbal Communication and the Individual
The Individual, Nonverbal Communication, and Society
Ethics and Nonverbal Communication
Improving Your Nonverbal Communication Skills
HUMAN COMMUNICATION IN CONTEXT
Chapter 7: Communication across Cultures
The Importance of Intercultural Communication
What Is Intercultural Communication?
Intercultural Communication and the Individual
The Individual, Intercultural Communication and Society
Ethics and Intercultural Communication
Improving your Intercultural Communication Skills
Chapter 8: Communicating in Close Relationships
Close Relationships and the Individual
The Individual, Relationship Communication and Society
Ethics and Close Relationships
Improving Your Conflict Skills
Chapter 9: Small Group Communication
The Importance of Small Group Communication
What Is Small Group Communication?
Small Group Communication and the Individual
Effective Small Group Communication
The Individual, Small Group Communication and Society
Ethics and Small Group Communication
Improving Your Small Group Communication Skills
Chapter 10: Communicating in Organizations
The Importance of Organizational Communication
Defining Organizational Communication
Organizational Communication and the Individual
The Individual, Organizational Communication and Society
Ethics and Organizational Communication
Improving Your Organizational Communication Skills
Chapter 11: Communicating in Public: Rhetoric
The Importance of Rhetoric
What is Rhetoric? A Broader View
Rhetoric and the Individual
The Individual, Rhetoric and Society
Ethics and Rhetoric
Becoming a More Effective Receiver of Rhetoric
Chapter 12: Communication and Media
The Importance of Media
What are Media?
The Individual and Media
The Individual, Media, and Society
Ethics and Media
Becoming a More Effective Consumer of Media
Chapter 13: Computer Mediated Communication
The Importance of Computer Mediated Communication
What Is Computer Mediated Communication?
Computer Mediated Communication and the Individual
The Individual, Communication Technology and Society