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  • ISBN: 9780205267699
  • ISBN10: 0205267696

Communication and Human Behavior

by Brent D. Ruben

  • List Price: $79.40
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 4
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publish date: 10/01/1997
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Most chapters end with "Summary" and "Implications and Applications."1.Communication-Definitions and Theories.Why Study Communication?Theories: Guides for Analysis and Action.Understanding Communication.Fundamentals of Communication.Communication: A Definition.Goals of Communication and Human Behavior.2.Development of Communication Study.Early Communication Study.The 1900s - 1930s: Development of Speech and Journalism.The 1940s and 1950s: Interdisciplinary Growth.The 1960s: Integration.The 1970s and Early 1980s: Growth and Specialization.The Late 1980s - 1990s: The Information Age.Reflections on the Evolution of Communication Theory.The Evolution of the Discipline.3.Communication--A Basic Life Process.Communication Processes in Animals and Humans.Communication Modes.Basic Functions of Communication.Beyond S-M-R=E: The Adaptation Perspective.4.Fundamentals of Human Communication.The Communication Iceberg.Visible Aspects of Communication.Invisible Aspects of Communication.5.Message Reception.Selection.Interpretation.Retention - Memory.Receiver Influences.Message Influences.Source Influences.Media and Environmental Influences.An Active and Complex Process.6.Verbal Codes.Message Production.Encoding and Decoding.Process Versus Meaning - Centered Models of CommunicationThe Nature of Language.Language Acquisition.Representation.Conversation.Social and Public Communication.7.Nonverbal Codes.Similarities between Verbal and Nonverbal Codes.Differences between Verbal and Nonverbal Codes.Paralanguage.The Face.The Body.Gestures-Kinesics.Touch-Haptics.Time-Chronemics.Messages and Meanings: MS=MR.8.Media.The Tool-Making Animal.Media and Their Functions.Types of Media.Evolution of Communication Media: From Smoke Signals to the Internet.Impact of Media on Contemporary Life.Technological Convergence.The International Scene.Mediated Communication: A Mixed Blessing.Media and the Quality of Life.9.The Individual.Reaction, Action, and Interaction.Interpretation.Cognitive Development.Self-Development.Self-Expression.Self-Awareness.10.Relationships.Interpersonal Communication and Relationships.Types of Relationships.The Evolution of Relationships.Relational Patterns.Factors That Influence Patterns.11.Groups.Groups: Fiction and Fact.Why People Join Groups.Group Development.Group Culture: Symbols, Rules, and Codes.Decision-Making.Roles and Responsibilities.Leadership.Cohesiveness.Conflicts in Groups.Mediated Groups.12.Organizations.Communication and Organizations.Organizational Goals.Roles and Responsibilities.Management Functions.Organizational Theories.Communication Networks.Organizational Culture.Organizational Climate.Organizational Diversity.13.Cultures and Societies.A Case Study: The Culture of the Underground.The Nature of Culture.The Relationship between Communication and Culture.Characteristics of Culture.The Role of Mediated Communication.Cultural Adaptation.Intercultural Communication.Societies--Complex Cultural and Communication Systems.Information Societies.International Communication: The Global Village.14.Public and Mass Communication.What Is Public and Mass Communication?The Role of Public and Mass Communication.Understanding Public Communication.Understanding Mass Communication.The Effects of Public and Mass Communication.Index.
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