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Communication in Our Lives 8th Edition

Julia T. Wood

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Overview

COMMUNICATION IN OUR LIVES, 8th Edition, gives students what they need to strengthen interpersonal, group, public speaking, and media literacy skills. Award-winning scholar Julia T. Wood combines skills development with the latest research and theory of communication scholars. Praised by instructors and students, this product features a highly readable style and Student Voice sections. This edition integrates social and cultural diversity, emphasizes public speaking, expands coverage of mass and social media, and includes a new focus on health communication. Online study tools allow you to customize the content and help your students become more confident and effective communicators.

Julia T. Wood, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Julia T. Wood is the Lineberger Distinguished Professor of Humanities Emerita at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She joined the university at the age of 24. While on the faculty, she was named the Lineberger Distinguished Professor of Humanities and the Caroline H. and Thomas S. Royster Distinguished Professor of Graduate Education. The author of 17 books, she has edited 10 other books, published more than 100 articles and book chapters and presented numerous papers at professional conferences. In addition, her honors include 12 awards for undergraduate teaching and 15 awards for her scholarship.

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  • After reading the latest about communication theories, research, and skills, students apply what they've learned to their own lives through Communication Highlight boxes, which provide examples of communication in personal and work contexts, and Sharpen Your Skills boxes, which include self-tests and brief activities.
  • A signature feature of the text, thorough coverage of social and cultural diversity is woven into every chapter -- which not only reflects contemporary society but also helps students appreciate social diversity and its profound implications for how we communicate with others.
  • Extensive public speaking coverage begins early in the text with examples, exercises, and sample speeches with annotated commentary, all designed to support speaking as a key course component. Enriched attention to effective reasoning --including the Toulmin model -- and discussion of fallacies in reasoning also help students master public speaking skills.
  • Case studies in every chapter expand the conversation by enabling students to see how the theories and principles explored in the text play very real, important roles in everyday life. The scenarios and speeches featured in the case studies are also available as multimedia presentations.
  • Featured at the end of chapters in Parts I and II, "Beyond the Classroom" offers suggestions for expanding on chapter material in three ways: considering the chapter's relevance in the workplace, probing ethical issues raised in the chapter, and connecting chapter material to civic and social engagement with the broader world.

Communication in Our Lives

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface.
About the Author.
Introduction.
Part I: FOUNDATIONS OF COMMUNICATION.
1. The World of Communication.
2. Perception and Communication.
3. Communication and Personal Identity.
4. Listening Effectively.
5. The Verbal Dimension of Communication.
6. The Nonverbal Dimension of Communication.
Part II: CONTEXTS OF COMMUNICATION.
7. Communication in Personal Relationships.
8. Communication in Groups and Teams.
9. Communication in Organizations.
10. Communication and Culture.
11. Media and Media Literacy.
Part III: PUBLIC COMMUNICATION.
12. Planning Public Speaking.
13. Researching and Developing Support for Public Speeches.
14. Organizing and Presenting Public Speeches.
15. Informative Speaking.
16. Persuasive Speaking.
Closing: Pulling Ideas Together.
Appendix A: Annotated Sample Speeches.
Appendix B: Interviewing.
Glossary.
References.
Index.

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