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Communication and Human Behavior (5th Edition) Paperback – May 15, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-0205417902 ISBN-10: 0205417906 Edition: 5th

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 5 edition (May 15, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205417906
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205417902
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #86,475 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

Communication and Human Behavior offers students a broad introduction to the study of communication. Expansive yet integrated, rigorous yet readable, this text presumes that the study of communication in human affairs is a complex phenomenon with important and far-reaching effects. Employing a thorough description of a variety of approaches and using the cohering insights of systems theory, Communication and Human Behavior presents the broad and colorful landscape of the field to students, outlines the history of communication study, and focuses on communication as a basic life process. Further, it develops an awareness of verbal and nonverbal codes used in sending and receiving messages, and examines the role of media in multiple contexts of human life.

New and Enduring Features

  • An increased emphasis on the most up-to-date research in the field and how it relates to key aspects of students' everyday lives.
  • “Research Profiles” highlight the work of contemporary scholars in the Communication field, allowing students to see what types of field research are currently being done and by whom.
  • Several topics new to this edition include communication technology, family communication, and leadership.
  • The text offers extensive and well-informed information on the nature of persuasion and the rhetorical basis of the field, making students aware of the power of language and of their need to consider their audience.
  • A chapter on public speech communication introduces the fundamentals of speech communication and mass communication.
  • Special topics like animal vs. human communication, ethical issues, diversity issues, gender issues, and intercultural communication show students how variously and completely the communication process shapes their lives.
  • The text provides coverage of theory (and contemporary research) by discussing significant issues in communication theory both historically and in contemporary society, while demonstrating to students the relevance of communication theory for their lives.
Praise for Communication and Human Behavior

“A useful, comprehensive overview of the communication discipline's major topic areas. I like the way the overall book is organized and ordered in its chapters. There is a natural flow…with later chapters building on earlier work.”
Julie Apker, Western Michigan University

“In short, this text is written to enhance teaching and effective learning using a variety of effective methods.”
Donna R. Munde, Mercer County Community College

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By reading pen on July 13, 2014
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Just okay , not so informative as was expected.
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By rhoda lumpkin on November 8, 2014
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It was just as it was pictured.
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By Cherry on September 12, 2014
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well, not bad for an old book
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Neha on October 10, 2010
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This book has been really helpful.
I used it for school purposes.
It was in great condition and nothing was wrong with it.
One of my best purchases.
Thanks!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Adwoa on October 2, 2013
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textbook was just as described. Book was in decent condition. I give it 5 stars because there was nothing wrong with it not cause it's amazing.
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