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Looking Out, Looking In, 14th Edition

  • Ronald B. Adler Santa Barbara City College
  • Russell F. Proctor II Northern Kentucky University
  • ISBN-10: 0840028172  |  ISBN-13: 9780840028174
  • 448 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2007, 2005
  • © 2014 | Published
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  • Newer Edition Available

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Overview

Used by more than a million readers, LOOKING OUT/LOOKING IN, Fourteenth Edition, maintains its market-leading tradition of combining current scholarship and research with a reader-friendly voice that links course topics to students' everyday lives. This popular text motivates students to improve their interpersonal skills and sharpen their critical understanding of communication processes with diverse and compelling examples that illustrate how each student's communication skills impact both society and their own life. Show your students how and why learning the basic concepts of communication can change their relationships and contribute to their career success, with the text that engages them in theory through popular references to interpersonal concepts that are familiar in music, art, movies, and television.

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Features and Benefits

  • This seminal user-friendly text highlights the connection between scholarship and everyday life. A wealth of information and features show readers how the concepts and skills they learn using this program will help them improve all-important personal and professional relationships.
  • An attention-grabbing assortment of quotations, music lyrics, cartoons, art, poetry, newspaper and magazine readings, fiction, and non-fiction reinforces the material in a fun way, while also providing quick starting points for classroom discussions. Along with captioned stills from popular TV shows and films within the text, the Film-and-Television end-of-chapters sections demonstrate the application of the communication principles described in the chapter.
  • Tools at the beginning and end of each chapter help students focus their studies and gauge progress. They include outlines; learning objectives; key terms; search terms; and lists of online resources.
  • In-text, hands-on activities help instructors illustrate how important course concepts relate to every student's life and experiences. Activities such as Pause and Reflect and Skill Builder exercises are assignable as homework.
  • The integrated technology package makes it easy for even the busiest instructors to design assignments, create learning opportunities for students, and help students access current information.

Table of Contents

1. A First Look at Interpersonal Communication.
2. Communication and Identity: Creating and Presenting the Self.
3. Perception: What You See Is What You Get.
4. Emotions: Feeling, Thinking, and Communicating.
5. Language: Barrier and Bridge.
6. Nonverbal Communication: Messages beyond Words.
7. Listening: More Than Meets the Ear.
8. Communication and Relational Dynamics.
9. [NEW TOPIC] Communication in Close Relationships. (subsections: Communication in the Family. Communication among Friends. Communication in Intimate Relationships.)
10. Improving Communication Climates.
11. Managing Interpersonal Conflicts.

What's New

  • Chapter 9, now called "Communication in Intimate Relationships," includes extended coverage of communication in relational contexts--particularly in three areas: family, friends, and intimate partners.
  • Social media are integrated into the text to reflect their new and profound influence on many facets of interpersonal communication.
  • New Self-Assessment prompts throughout the chapters direct readers to online self-assessment quizzes. These tools invite readers to reflect and develop their skills in a fun and informative way.
  • New: a chapter on social media and the military may be added to your book at no extra charge.

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource Manual  (ISBN-10: 1285070224 | ISBN-13: 9781285070223)

Features sample syllabi, chapter objectives, methods of evaluation, classroom exercises and assignments. Also includes a comprehensive test bank with answer key and rejoinders.

ABC Video: Interpersonal Communication 2009  (ISBN-10: 0495795356 | ISBN-13: 9780495795353)

Launch your lectures with riveting footage from ABC. This DVD allows you to show students the relevance of course topics to their everyday lives. These videos are divided into short segments—perfect for introducing key concepts and sparking class discussion. Footage includes discussion of family "virtual visitation," the first Arabic school opening, and "no email Fridays," among other topics.

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Student Activities Manual  (ISBN-10: 1285070305 | ISBN-13: 9781285070308)

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Student Supplements

Student Activities Manual  (ISBN-10: 1285070305 | ISBN-13: 9781285070308)

Complements and expands your understanding of the book. Includes chapter outlines; vocabulary list; activities on perforated pages including Invitation to Insight, Skillbuilders, and group discussions; and self-test questions. Can be bundled with the text and is availalbe online within the Interactive eBook.

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CourseMate with InfoTrac® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285070976 | ISBN-13: 9781285070971)

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LMS Integrated for MindTap® Speech, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305099346 | ISBN-13: 9781305099340)

This access code will provide you with seamless access to your MindTap™ Speech resources from within your campus Learning Management System. You will be prompted to enter this access code the first time that you click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.

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Flash Cards Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285795415 | ISBN-13: 9781285795416)

Flashcards designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. Interactive flashcards include terms and definitions for each chapter. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards are already included.

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Interactive practice quizzes designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. True/false and multiple choice questions are included for each chapter. Check your score and take quizzes again if needed. A reference for where to find more material in the text is included with each answer. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards are already included.

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Quizzing with Flash Cards Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285787811 | ISBN-13: 9781285787817)

Interactive practice quizzes and flashcards designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. Flashcards contain terms and definitions for each chapter. Practice quizzes consist of true/false and multiple choice questions for each chapter. Check your score and take quizzes again if needed. A reference for where to find more material in the text is included with each answer. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, practice quizzes and flashcards are already included.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Ronald B. Adler

Ron Adler is professor emeritus at Santa Barbara City College, where he developed programs in interpersonal communication, business and professional communication, and communication theories. He has co-authored and edited several textbooks that address communication contexts and topics including interpersonal communication, small group communication, public speaking, assertiveness, and social skills. In addition to writing and teaching, he works with professional and business people to improve their communication on the job.

Russell F. Proctor II

Russell F. Proctor II is a professor at Northern Kentucky University, where he has taught since 1991. He primarily teaches courses in interpersonal communication, interviewing, and communication pedagogy. In 1997 he won the university's Outstanding Professor Award. He is the author of numerous articles and textbooks focusing on interpersonal communication and communication education, with a particular interest in the use of feature films as instructional resources.