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Introduction to Human Communication

Introduction to Human Communication
Perception, Meaning, and Identity

Third Edition

February 2024 | 464 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Now published by Sage

Introduction to Human Communication, Third Edition, offers a comprehensive and balanced survey of the discipline. Susan R. Beauchamp and Stanley J. Baran show students how central successful communication is to gaining effective control over perception, meaning making, and identity. After walking students through the basics of communication theory and research, they provide tools to help students become more competent, confident, employable, and ethical communicators. A diverse array of real-world examples and practical pedagogical tools help students apply what they've learned to a wide variety of communication contexts, including mass and digital communication, media literacy, health communication, interpersonal communication, organizational communication, and intercultural communication.
Chapter 1: The Communication Process: Perception, Meaning, and Identity
Chapter 2: Communication Research and Inquiry
Chapter 3: Verbal Communication
Chapter 4: Nonverbal Communication
Chapter 5: Listening
Chapter 6: Relational and Conflict Communication
Chapter 7: Communicating in Small Groups
Chapter 8: Organizational Communication
Chapter 9: Intercultural Communication
Chapter 10: Mass Communication
Chapter 11: Media Literacy
Chapter 12: Social Media and Personal Communication Technologies
Chapter 13: Persuasion and Social Influence
Chapter 14: Health Communication
Chapter 15: Public Speaking: An Overview


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