Higher Education

Looking Out, Looking In, 13th Edition

  • Ronald B. Adler Santa Barbara City College
  • Russell F. Proctor II Northern Kentucky University
  • ISBN-10: 0495796212  |  ISBN-13: 9780495796213
  • 480 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 2005, 2003
  • © 2011 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $188.25
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Overview

Used by more than a million readers, LOOKING OUT/LOOKING IN, Thirteenth Edition, continues 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 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.

Features and Benefits

  • An attention-grabbing assortment of quotations, music lyrics, cartoons, art, poetry, newspaper and magazine readings, fiction, and non-fiction chapter openers reinforces the material in a fun way, while also providing quick starting points for classroom discussions.
  • In-text, hands-on activities help instructors illustrate how important course concepts relate to every student's life and experiences. Activities such as the Invitation to Insight 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: Thinking, Feeling and Communicating.
5. Language: Barrier and Bridge.
6. Nonverbal Communication: Messages Beyond Words.
7. Listening: More than Meets the Ear.
8. Communication and Relational Dynamic.
9. Intimacy and Distance in Relational Communication.
10. Improving Communication Climates.
11. Managing Interpersonal Conflicts.

What's New

  • The Thirteenth Edition includes updated and new information on topics including emotional intelligence, reappraisal, and characteristics of stereotyping. New engaging subject matter includes references to popular television programs ("Ugly Betty," "Grey's Anatomy", "MADE"), films ("The Pursuit of Happyness," "Yes Man," "Lars and the Real Girl"), and musicians (Beyoncé, Dashboard Confessional, Chris Cagle).
  • New "On the Job" features in every chapter show how professionals in such fields as health and criminal justice use interpersonal communication concepts in practice. Topics include changing perception while changing occupations, and emotion labor in the workplace.
  • "Making the Grade" prompts at the beginning and end of each chapter help students focus their studies and gauge progress. Tools include outlines; learning objectives; key terms; search terms; lists of online resources; and film and television references.
  • Updated information on computer-mediated communication examines the impact mediated technologies such as email, the internet, cellular phones, and social media have on communication in relationships and in relational development and maintenance.
  • To focus student study and open up time for classroom learning, the Thirteenth Edition offers more self-assessment opportunities, both within the text and online. The Premium Website features "Skill Builder" core skill tests and "Invitation to Insight" reflection activities cued to prompts in the text.

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  • Cengage Advantage Book: Looking Out/Looking In

    ISBN-10: 0495898171 | ISBN-13: 9780495898177

    List Price = $119.95  | CengageBrain Price = $119.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $90.00

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Bundle: Text + Premium Web Site, Audio Study Tools, eBook and InfoTrac® Printed Access Card

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  • Looking Out, Looking In
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  • Premium Web Site, Audio Study Tools, eBook, and InfoTrac® Printed Access Card
    List Price = $174.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $130.00


Bundle: Text + CourseMate with eBook, Interactivity Video Activity, Audio Study Tool, InfoTrac® 1-Semester Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1111652015  | ISBN-13:  9781111652012

List Price = $263.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $198.25

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  • Looking Out, Looking In
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  • Communication CourseMate with eBook, Interactivity Video Activity, Audio Study Tool, InfoTrac®, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
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Printed Text + CourseMate with Interactivity Video Activity, Audio Study Tool, InfoTrac® 1-Semester Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1305604377 | ISBN-13:  9781305604377

List Price = $263.95  | CengageBrain Price = $263.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $198.25

This Bundle Includes:

  • Looking Out, Looking In
    List Price = $250.95  | CengageBrain Price = $250.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $188.25
  • CourseMate with Interactivity Video Activity, Audio Study Tool, InfoTrac® 1-Semester Instant Access
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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Cengage Advantage Books: Looking Out, Looking In  (ISBN-10: 0495898171 | ISBN-13: 9780495898177)

Increase student interactivity and lower costs with this soft-cover, black and white, Advantage Edition version of LOOKING OUT/LOOKING IN , 13e. Featuring the Student Activities Manual pages integrated into each chapter, the Advantage Edition offers you additional opportunities to increase student learning comprehension with assignments and worksheets appearing directly in the text.

List Price = $119.95  | CengageBrain Price = $119.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $90.00

CourseMate with Interactivity Video Activity, Audio Study Tool, InfoTrac® 1-Semester Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0495904074 | ISBN-13: 9780495904076)

The Premium Website for Adler/Proctor's LOOKING OUT/LOOKING IN, 13e, offers a variety of rich learning resources designed to enhance the student experience. These resources include an Interactive eBook, Audio Study Tools chapter downloads, Interactive Video Activities, self-assessments, images, and Web resources. All resources are mapped to both key discipline learning concepts as well as specific chapter learn lists.

List Price = $174.00  | CengageBrain Price = $174.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $174.00

Student Activities Manual  (ISBN-10: 1439085161 | ISBN-13: 9781439085165)

Complements and expands students' 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. This edition of the Students Activities Manual emphasizes assessment and active learning. Can be bundled with the text.

List Price = $130.95  | CengageBrain Price = $130.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $98.25

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495903981 | ISBN-13: 9780495903987)

Available for standalone online purchase, the Instant Access Version of WebTutor™ for WebCT® provides access to content from this text's rich Premium Website from within a professor's course management system. The WebTutor Premium Website content is ready to use as soon as you log on and offers a wide array of Web quizzes, activities, exercises, and Web links. Robust communication tools--such as a course calendar, asynchronous discussion, real-time chat, a whiteboard, and an integrated e-mail system--make it easy to stay connected to the course.

List Price = $55.00  | CengageBrain Price = $55.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $55.00

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495903965 | ISBN-13: 9780495903963)

Available for standalone online purchase, the Instant Access Version of WebTutor™ for Blackboard® provides access to content from this text's rich Premium Website from within a professor's course management system. The WebTutor Premium Website content is ready to use as soon as you log on and offers a wide array of Web quizzes, activities, exercises, and Web links. Robust communication tools--such as a course calendar, asynchronous discussion, real-time chat, a whiteboard, and an integrated e-mail system--make it easy to stay connected to the course.

List Price = $55.00  | CengageBrain Price = $55.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $55.00

Instructor's Resource Manual  (ISBN-10: 1439085153 | ISBN-13: 9781439085158)

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

Videos for Speech Communication 2010: Public Speaking, Human Communication, and Interpersonal Communication  (ISBN-10: 0495833568 | ISBN-13: 9780495833567)

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.

Student Supplements

Cengage Advantage Books: Looking Out, Looking In  (ISBN-10: 0495898171 | ISBN-13: 9780495898177)

Used by more than a million students, LOOKING OUT/LOOKING IN, Thirteenth Edition, continues its outstanding tradition of combining current information with a fun, reader-friendly voice that links course topics to your everyday life. You'll discover the reasons to improve your interpersonal skills and sharpen your critical understanding of the communication process through diverse and compelling examples that illustrate how communication skills can affect both the world around us and our own lives. Improve your relationships and your future career success with this engaging text that teaches interpersonal concepts through popular music, art, movies, and television.

List Price = $119.95  | CengageBrain Price = $119.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $90.00

CourseMate with Interactivity Video Activity, Audio Study Tool, InfoTrac® 1-Semester Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0495904074 | ISBN-13: 9780495904076)

The Premium Website for Adler/Proctor's LOOKING OUT/LOOKING IN, 13e, offers a variety of rich learning resources designed to enhance your learning experience. These resources include an Interactive eBook, Audio Study Tools chapter downloads, Interactive Video Activities, self-assessments, images, and Web resources. All resources are mapped to both key discipline learning concepts as well as specific chapter learn lists.

List Price = $174.00  | CengageBrain Price = $174.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $174.00

Student Activities Manual  (ISBN-10: 1439085161 | ISBN-13: 9781439085165)

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.

List Price = $130.95  | CengageBrain Price = $130.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $98.25

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495903981 | ISBN-13: 9780495903987)

More than just an interactive study guide, WebTutor is an anytime, anywhere customized learning solution, keeping you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

List Price = $55.00  | CengageBrain Price = $55.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $55.00

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495903965 | ISBN-13: 9780495903963)

More than just an interactive study guide, WebTutor is an anytime, anywhere customized learning solution, keeping you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

List Price = $55.00  | CengageBrain Price = $55.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $55.00

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.