Communication In Our Lives
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|Author||: Julia T. Wood|
|Editor||: Wadsworth Publishing|
COMMUNICATION IN OUR LIVES, Seventh Edition, provides everything you need to strengthen your interpersonal, group, public speaking, and media literacy skills-and demonstrates the value of communication in your life. Award-winning, forward-thinking scholar Julia T. Wood focuses on helping you develop vital communication skills while exploring the latest research and theory of today's most prominent communication scholars, including current developments in cultural and social diversity and the impact of technology on communication. This popular text features an engaging, personal tone, highly readable style, and frequent Student Voice sections that explore how other students have experienced key communication concepts. It is also packed with interactive, online study tools that can help you explore human communication and become a more confident and effective communicator.
|Author||: Julia T. Wood|
|Editor||: Cengage Learning|
COMMUNICATION IN OUR LIVES, 8th Edition, provides everything students need to strengthen their interpersonal, group, public speaking, and media literacy skills -- as well as demonstrates the value of communication in their personal and professional lives. Award-winning scholar Julia T. Wood combines the latest research and theory with hands-on skills development to help readers become more confident and effective communicators. In addition to its signature coverage of social and cultural diversity, the eighth edition includes an early emphasis on public speaking, expanded coverage of mass and social media, a new focus on health communication, and examples of the importance of effective communication in today's careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
|Author||: Julia Wood|
|Editor||: Nelson Education|
COMMUNICATION IN OUR LIVES, Sixth Edition, provides everything students need to strengthen their interpersonal, group, public speaking, and media literacy skills--and demonstrates the value of communication in their own lives. Award-winning, forward-thinking scholar Julia T. Wood combines a strong focus on skills development with careful attention to the research and theory of today’s most prominent communication scholars, including current developments in cultural and social diversity and the impact of technology on communication. Consistently praised by instructors and students alike, the text features an engaging, personal tone, highly readable style, and frequent Student Voice sections that explore how past students have experienced key communication concepts. The text’s comprehensive coverage includes integrated attention to diversity, early emphasis on public speaking, a unique chapter on the role of the media, and an all-new chapter on organizational communication. It is also packed with interactive, online study tools that further assist your students as they explore human communication and become more confident and effective communicators. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
|Author||: Steve Duck,David T. McMahan|
|Editor||: SAGE Publications|
Explore fundamental communication concepts, theories, and skills aimed at helping students apply communication skills to their personal and professional lives—with a thematic integration of the relational perspective and a focus on demonstrating its direct relevance to their own everyday communication.
|Author||: Mark Graham,William H. Dutton|
|Editor||: Oxford University Press, USA|
This second edition of Society and the Internet provides key readings for students, scholars, and those interested in understanding the interactions of the Internet and society, introducing new and original contributions examining the escalating concerns around social media, disinformation, big data, and privacy. The chapters are grouped into five focused sections: The Internet in Everyday Life; Digital Rights and Human Rights; Networked Ideas, Politics,and Governance; Networked Businesses, Industries, and Economics; and Technological and Regulatory Histories and Futures. This book will be a valuable resource not only for students and researchers, but foranyone seeking a critical examination of the economic, social, and political factors shaping the Internet and its impact on society.
|Author||: Colum Kenny|
This book demonstrates that silence is eloquent, powerful, beautiful and even dangerous. It surrounds and permeates our daily lives. Drawing on a wide range of cross-cultural, literary and historical sources, the author explores the uses and abuses of silence. He explains how silence is not associated with solitude alone but has a much broader value within society.The main themes of The Power of Silence are positive and negative uses of silence, and the various ways in which silence has been understood culturally, socially and spiritually. The book's objectives are to equip people with a better appreciation of the value of silence and to enable them to explore its benefits and uses more easily for themselves.
|Author||: Angie Williams,Jon F. Nussbaum|
Individuals of all ages interact with one another, and their interactions have significance throughout their lives. This distinctive volume acknowledges the importance of these interactions and provides a life-span developmental view of communication and aging, attempting to capture the many similarities and changes that occur in people's lives as they age. The authors move the study of intergenerational contact closer to the actual participants, examining what happens within intergenerational interactions and how people evaluate their intergenerational experiences. The volume concentrates on the micro-context of the intergenerational interaction and the cognitions, language, and relationship behaviors related to intergenerational communication across the life span. The volume employs the perspective that the understanding of human behavior across the life span is enhanced by studying communicative behavior in intergenerational interaction. The authors integrate research from multiple disciplines concerned with intergenerational communication, which is framed by several unique theoretical perspectives drawn from the communication discipline. As a resource for the study of intergenerational communication across the life span, this monograph offers important insights to scholars, students, and all who are involved in intergenerational communication.
|Author||: Roger Silverstone|
The importance of the daily experience of new information and communication technologies is highlighted by this timely volume. The book is based on work carried out in the European Media Technology and Everyday Life Network and is structured round a series of seven empirical case studies drawn from research within Europe. The application of this perspective draws attention not just to the significance of information and communication technologies for a mature understanding of the conduct of everyday life in contemporary Europe, but also for the significance of that understanding for the development of communication and information policy. The research makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the dynamics and evolution of a core dimension of European society as well as informing on-going and important debates on the nature of the relationship between the social and the technological in the information and communication arena.
|Author||: Teddy Kimathi|
|Editor||: GRIN Verlag|
Academic Paper from the year 2007 in the subject Communications - Intercultural Communication, Kenya Methodist University, course: Communication Skills, language: English, abstract: This paper shows how communication encompasses our everyday lives. The vital nature of communication in our development and advancement as human species that we see today is brought to light, with help of findings from various researchers, sociologists, and communication experts.
|Author||: Sherry Devereaux Ferguson,Jenepher Lennox-Terrion,Rukhsana Ahmed,Peruvemba Jaya|
|Editor||: OUP Canada|
Communication in Everyday Life: Personal and Professional Contexts is a comprehensive introduction to interpersonal communication and the different contexts-both personal and professional-in which communication and interaction take place.
|Author||: Julia T. Wood|
|Editor||: Cengage Learning|
Written by leading scholar and award-winning teacher Julia T. Wood, INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: EVERYDAY ENCOUNTERS, 8e relates theory and skills directly to students' everyday interactions as it delivers a solid introduction to interpersonal communication. Completely up to date, the new Eighth Edition integrates the latest communication research, including findings from more than 125 new sources. Reflecting the author's expertise in gender and social diversity, the text includes an unparalleled focus on diversity. The new edition also features increased coverage of social media and an expanded emphasis on ethical choices. It addresses such timely issues as emotional intelligence and forgiveness, interracial relationships, safe sex, ways to deal with abuse from intimates, race-related differences between conflict styles, and the power of language. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
|Author||: David R. Brake|
Why do we share so much about our lives on social media when we often have little idea who might be reading or viewing? David R. Brake examines the causes and consequences of moving towards a radically open society.
|Author||: Marshall B. Rosenberg|
|Editor||: Puddle Dancer Press|
A simple yet powerful method of communication for mediating conflicts and peacefully resolving differences at the political, professional, and personal levels.
|Author||: Owen Hargie,David Dickson|
|Editor||: Psychology Press|
This textbook on communication is directly relevant to a multiplicity of research areas and professions. This revised edition has been expanded to include further research as well as a new chapter on negotiating.
|Author||: Oren Jay Sofer|
|Editor||: Shambhala Publications|
Find your voice, speak your truth, listen deeply—a guide to more meaningful and mindful conversations. We spend so much of our lives talking to each other, but how much are we simply running on automatic—relying on old habits and hoping for the best? Are we able to truly hear others and speak our mind in a clear and kind way, without needing to get defensive or go on the attack? In this groundbreaking synthesis of mindfulness, somatics, and Nonviolent Communication, Oren Jay Sofer offers simple yet powerful practices to develop healthy, effective, and satisfying ways of communicating. The techniques in Say What You Mean will help you to: · Feel confident during conversation · Stay focused on what really matters in an interaction · Listen for the authentic concerns behind what others say · Reduce anxiety before and during difficult conversations · Find nourishment in day-to-day interactions
|Author||: Youcef Baghdadi,Antoine Harfouche|
This book focuses on the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on organizations and society as a whole. Specifically, it examines how such technologies improve our lives and facilitate our work. A main aspect explored is how actors understand the potential of ICTs to support organizational activities and hence, how they adopt and adapt these technologies to achieve their goals. The book collects papers on various areas of organizational strategy, e.g. new business models, competitive strategies, knowledge management and more. The main areas dealt with are new technologies for a better life, innovations for e-government, and technologies enhancing enterprise modeling. In addition, the book addresses how organizations impact society through sustainable development and social responsibility, and how ICTs employ social media networks in the process of value co-creation.
|Author||: Sandra L. Ragan,Elaine M. Wittenberg-Lyles,Joy Goldsmith,Sandra Sanchez Reilly|
This exceptional work explores the complexities of communication at one of the most critical stages of the life experience--during advanced, serious illness and at the end of life. Challenging the predominantly biomedical model that informs much communication between seriously ill and/or dying patients and their physicians, caregivers, and families, Sandra L. Ragan, Elaine M. Wittenberg-Lyles, Joy Goldsmith, and Sandra Sanchez-Reilly pose palliative care--medical care designed to comfort rather than to cure patients--as an antidote to the experience of most Americans at the most vulnerable juncture of their lives. With an author team comprised of three health communication scholars and one physician certified in geriatrics and palliative medicine, this volume integrates the medical literature on palliative care with that of health communication researchers who advocate a biopsychosocial approach to health care. Applying communication theories and insights to illuminate problems and to explain their complexities, the authors advocate a patient-centered approach to care that recognizes and seeks to lessen patients’ suffering and the many types of pain they may experience (physical, psychological, social, and spiritual) during life-threatening illness.