Interpersonal Communication: Everyday Encounters, 6th Edition

  • Julia T. Wood University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • ISBN-10: 0495567647
  • ISBN-13: 9780495567646
  • 384 Pages Paperback 
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 2004, 2002
  • © 2010 | Published
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Written by Julia T. Wood, one of the Communication field's leading scholars, INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: EVERYDAY ENCOUNTERS, Sixth Edition actively engages students in interpersonal theories, ethics, and understanding social diversity and fosters skills students will apply in their everyday encounters. Integrating the latest communication research and even greater attention (with additional exercises) devoted to active learning, the Sixth Edition of Wood's bestseller introduces communication theories and focuses students on actively applying the skills they need to become better communicators.


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Features/Benefits

  • AN AWARD-WINNING TEACHER, Wood engages students personally in the learning process, using a conversational writing style for presenting research, concepts, skills, and issues of social diversity at a level and in a tone that is accessible and inclusive.
  • "EVERYDAY CONNECTIONS IN ACTION" ICONS prompt students to view and interact with multimedia scenarios, which are accessible via the book's premium online resources and are based on the end-of-chapter features, "Continuing the Conversation." This multimedia tool maximizes students' experiences by enabling them to read, watch, listen to, critique, and analyze communication encounters. After completing conversation checklists and answering review questions for each scenario, students can compare their work to the author's suggested responses.
  • IMPORTANT COMMUNICATION ISSUES NOT COVERED IN OTHER TEXTBOOKS (such as emotional intelligence and forgiveness as part of enduring interpersonal relationships) addressed in every chapter give students a richer understanding of course material.
  • EXTENSIVE USE OF EXAMPLES THROUGHOUT clarify abstract ideas and help students see the practical impact of interpersonal communication in their own lives. "Student Voices" boxed features present students' perspectives and experiences in interpersonal communication. "Communication in Everyday Life" highlights important findings in communication research and "Everyday Applications" invite students to apply textual material to their own lives.
  • COVERAGE OF ETHICAL CHALLENGES THROUGHOUT the book shows students that interpersonal communication involves ethical choices.

What's New

  • FEATURES AN EVEN GREATER EMPHASIS ON ACTIVE LEARNING with "Assess Your Learning" icons in the margins, which direct students to reflect on a finding from research or to apply a communication principle in their life such as noticing how they respond to certain language when they interact with a friend. The "Assess Your Learning" icons also point students to additional active learning exercises at the end of the chapter.
  • ADDS FINDINGS FROM MORE THAN 160 NEW SOURCES that reflect the latest research, such as the impact of validating communication between parents and adolescent children, new research demonstrating the success and failure rates of long-distance dating relationships, new coverage of forgiveness in relationships, and new attention to "family words" (invented words that enhance family cohesiveness).
  • A ROBUST RESOURCE CENTER, featuring a variety of resources which are mapped to key communication learning concepts, as well as to specific chapter learning lists. Resources include an enhanced eBook, audio study tools, chapter downloads, interactive video activities, self-assessments, images, and Web resources available with the text.
  • STRENGTHENS COVERAGE OF INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION IN PROFESSIONAL CONTEXTS, integrating discussions of communication on the job into material covered in each chapter. Each chapter also includes one or more "Communication in Everyday Life" feature that focus on the workplace and one or more end-of-chapter discussion questions related to work.
  • BROADENS COVERAGE OF INTERPERSONAL ENCOUNTERS, now adding examples of parent-child, teacher-student, coworker, and boss-employee interactions to the book's exceptional coverage of communication in friendships and romantic relationships.

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Table of Contents

Part I: THE FABRIC OF INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION.
1: A First Look at Interpersonal Communication.
2: Communication and Personal Identity.
3: Perception and Communication.
4: The World of Words.
5: The World Beyond Words.
6: Mindful Listening.
Part II: WEAVING COMMUNCIATION INTO RELATIONSHIPS.
7: Emotions and Communication.
8: Communication Climate: The Foundation of Personal Relationships.
9: Managing Conflict in Relationships.
10: Friendships in Our Lives.
11: Committed Romantic Relationships.
12: Communication in Families.
Epilogue: Continuing the Conversation.
Glossary.
References.
Index.

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Media Guide for Interpersonal Communication  (ISBN-10: 0534535569 | ISBN-13: 9780534535568)

Written by Charles G. Apple, University of Michigan, Flint. This 200-page media guide includes media resource listings that accompany each chapter, providing compelling examples of interpersonal communication in an engaging format that generates student interest and motivates learning through the use of film, books, plays, websites, and journal articles. For faculty use.


InfoTrac College Edition Student Activities Workbook for Intercultural Communication  (ISBN-10: 0534534635 | ISBN-13: 9780534534639)

This workbook features extensive individual and group activities, focusing on specific interpersonal communication course topics that help you assign and teach from InfoTrac® College Edition.


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.


Communication Scenarios 2010 DVD  (ISBN-10: 0495833576 | ISBN-13: 9780495833574)

Communication concepts previously presented in the abstract come to life in these Communication Scenarios videos, which offer a variety of situations allowing students to watch, listen to, and critique model communication scenarios. This DVD, which includes over 40 short video clips, is organized according to topic and covers such topics as Improving Communication Climates, Culture, Nonverbal Communication, Business Communication, and Media & Communications.


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Resource Center Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495837296 | ISBN-13: 9780495837299)

The Resource Center for Wood's INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: EVERYDAY ENCOUNTERS, 6th Edition, offers a variety of rich learning resources designed to enhance your learning experience. These resources include an Enhanced 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.


WebTutor™ on WebCT™ Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495793825 | ISBN-13: 9780495793823)

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InfoTrac College Edition Student Activities Workbook for Intercultural Communication  (ISBN-10: 0534534635 | ISBN-13: 9780534534639)

This workbook helps you complete interpersonal communication activities and research, using InfoTrac® College Edition, an online university library of more than 5,000 academic and popular magazines, newspapers, and journals.


Meet the Author

About the Author

Julia T. Wood

Julia T. Wood is the Lineberger Professor of Humanities, the Caroline H. and Thomas Royster Distinguished Professor of Graduate Education, and a professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she teaches courses and conducts research on gender, communication, culture, and communication in personal relationships. Dr. Wood has authored 17 books and edited 9 others. In addition, she has published more than 80 articles and book chapters, and she has won 12 awards for undergraduate teaching and 13 awards for her scholarship. She received her BA from North Carolina State University, her MA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her PhD from Pennsylvania State University.

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"It is a 'pick-up-and-go' package where there is ample material provided to create effective learning environments. . . . The text provides students an easy yet effective treatment of the foundations of interpersonal communication."
— Mary Gill, Buena Vista University.
"This book has a smooth and conversational tone. The author uses personal examples that help to forge a connection between reader and writer, and there are a lot of examples (e.g., first-hand testimonials) from a wide variety of sources."
— Chris Segrin, University of Arizona.
"I chose Wood's text because it is one of the most up-to-date texts in the field. Julia T. Wood is one of the foremost scholars in the discipline, and through her research and work in the field, she stays abreast of the latest information. I think this is clearly the best text for me and my students."
— Dave Gaer, Laramie County Community College