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eText: 
ISBN-13 9780205212897ISBN-10 0205212891
Print: 
ISBN-10 0205031080ISBN-13 9780205031085
Author(s): Joseph A. DeVito
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 432
Description

Basic Approach:

The Interpersonal Communication Book provides a highly interactive presentation of the theory, research, and skills of interpersonal communication with integrated discussions of diversity, ethics, workplace issues, face-to-face and computer-mediated communication and a new focus on the concept of choice in communication. 

Recognized for its ability to help students understand the crucial connection between theory and practice, this thirteenth edition presents a comprehensive view of the theory and research in interpersonal communication and, at the same time, guides students to improve a wide range of interpersonal skills.  The text emphasizes how to choose among those skills and make effective communication choices in a variety of personal, social, and workplace relationships.  Superior coverage of cultural diversity, ethics, interpersonal communication in the workplace, and the integration of face-to-face and computer-mediated communication make The Interpersonal Communication Book the best choice for preparing students to communicate successfully in today's world.

Teaching & Learning Experience

  • Personalize Learning“Test Yourself” self-assessmentsinterspersed throughout each chapter ask students to analyze their own thoughts and behaviors on a variety of interpersonal issues.  These interactive quizzes personalize the material for students and help engage them in the text and the course.   MyCommunicationLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. With tools such as MediaShare (our video upload and commenting tool), MyOutline, and self-assessments in MyPersonalityProfile, MySpeechLab works with students and instructors to personalize the learning experience and make it more effective. 

  • Improve Skill Development and Application“Understanding Interpersonal Skills” boxes complement the theory and research boxes by highlighting and reinforcing the major skills discussed throughout the text: First the boxes present a skills-related concept and then the students apply the skills to their own communication behavior and choices through a “Working with Interpersonal Skills” activity. Chapter summaries (including QR links to audio summaries), key terms, and additional activities on MyCommunicationLab.com emphasize skill-building and applications.

  • Engage Students“ViewPoints” photo captions make every interior photo a truly integrated and pedagogically sound part of the text by presenting a substantive issue to stimulate class discussion and to provide insight into the ways in which interpersonal communication works. “Interpersonal Choice Points,” brief scenarios asking students to apply the material in the chapter to a specific interaction, encourage them to apply the research and theory discussed in the text to real-life situations.

  • ExploreExamples of interpersonal communication in a variety of contexts:culture, gender, technology, workplace, and ethics. 

  • Emphasize Learning Outcomes — — Objectives preface each chapter and provide a clear statement of what the reader should learn (knowledge) and be able to do (skill) after reading the chapter.

  • Understand Theory and Research —   Contemporary theory and research findings are included throughout and are referenced in APA format.  “Understanding Interpersonal Theory & Research” boxes in every chapter highlight relevant theories and research and help illustrate how theory can be provocative and often practical. Students also can access Pearson’s MySearchLab where students can get extensive help on the research process as well as can access four databases of credible and reliable source material (for details, please see www.mysearchlab.com ).  MySearchLab also contains an AutoCite feature that assists students in the creation of a Works Cited document (using APA, MLA, or Chicago formats), as well as Pearson’s SourceCheck, which encourages students to accurately document and cite their sources. 

  • Support Instructors– Strong supplements package along with activities and assessments in MyCommunicationLab. ClassPrep, located within MySpeechLab, contains videos, lectures, classroom activities, audio clips, and more.

  • Note: MyCommunicationLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyCommunicationLab, please visit: www.mycommuniationlab.com

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