Interpersonal Communication: Pearson New International Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Steven A. Beebe / Susan J. Beebe / Mark V. Redmond  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
7
Language
English
Total pages
376
Pub.-date
November 2013
ISBN13
9781292040318
ISBN
1292040319
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Emphasizes the importance of relating to others

 

Interpersonal Communication: Relating to Others emphasizes the importance of communication confidence in a variety of interpersonal relationships and interpersonal contexts.  The text offers exceptional coverage of cultural diversity to help students understand and adapt to differences while learning how to establish common links with others. 

 

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EMPHASIZES THE IMPORTANCE OF RELATING TO OTHERS

  • “Being Other-Oriented”—This margin feature appears throughout the book and connects the other-orientation theme to specific discussions, often presenting thought-provoking questions to get students thinking about how other-oriented their communication is.
  • “Applying an Other-Orientation”—At the end of each chapter, the summary section “Applying an Other-Orientation to…” discusses essential applications and specifically applies the other-orientation to the chapter content.
  • “Adapting to Differences: Understanding Others”—This feature, included in every chapter, presents research findings as well as communication strategies for understanding differences.

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  • MyCommunicationLab - MyCommunicationLab is online learning and an integral part of the Beebe program. MyCommunicationLab engages students through personalized learning and helps instructors with course preparation, content delivery, and assessment.
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  • MediaShare - This comprehensive file upload tool allows students to post speeches, outlines, visual aids, video assignments, role plays, group projects, and more in a variety of formats. Uploaded files are available for viewing, commenting, and grading by instructors and class members in face-to-face and online course settings. Integrated video capture functionality allows students to record video directly from a webcam and allows instructors to record videos via webcam, in class or in a lab, and attach them directly to a specific student and/or assignment.
  • Videos and Video Quizzes - Videos provide students with the opportunity to watch and evaluate chapter-related multimedia. Many videos include automatically graded quiz questions.
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  • PersonalityProfile – PersonalityProfile is Pearson’s online library for self-assessment and analysis. Online resources provide students with opportunities to evaluate their own and others’ communication styles. Instructors can use these tools to show learning and growth over the duration of the course.

IMPROVE CRITICAL THINKING

  • Chapter-opening sections—Chapter-opening sections highlight the one-to-one correspondence of the learning objectives and chapter outlines.
  • “Recap”—Student-friendly “Recap” features periodically summarize key concepts and terms.
  • “Developing Your Skills”—These boxes throughout offer practical strategies for applying chapter content.
  • Key Terms—Key Terms are defined in the margins as well as included in a full end-of-book glossary.
  • Learning objectives and study guide—Using learning objectives as an organizing framework, the completely reorganized Study Guide feature at the end of each chapter gives students the opportunity to review, apply, and assess key chapter concepts through critical thinking questions, questions about ethics, and classroom and group activities.

ENGAGE STUDENTS

  • “E-Connections: Relating to Others”—The “E-Connections” feature focuses on research conclusions about the ways in which technology is changing how we relate to and interact with others and offers practical applications relating to the impact of such technologies as Skye, Facebook, and Twitter on establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships.
  • “Communication and Emotion”—Revised “Communication and Emotion” boxes throughout help students see how emotions affect their relationship with others.

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New to this Edition

IMPROVE CRITICAL THINKING

  • Further integration of learning objectives—Learning objectives have been refined and coordinated with each chapter’s key topic headings.  Visually highlighted in the chapter-opening sections, these pairings are also used to structure the end-of-chapter summaries.
  • New skill applications—“Developing Your Skills” boxes have been updated and new research has been added about the importance of enhancing interpersonal skills and improved relationships.
  • New assessment activities—New chapter-ending assessment activities link the chapter objectives to the assessment of communication skill development as well as new exercises to help assess student knowledge of interpersonal communication principles.

 

ENGAGE STUDENTS

  • Increased emphasis on technology—Updated and expanded coverage now includes an augmented discussion of the importance, role, and function of technology and interpersonal communication in Chapter 1.
  • Updated coverage of emotion—Revised discussion of emotion includes new research about emotion, the expression of nonverbal messages, and the role of emotion in managing interpersonal conflict.
  • New and updated research findings, illustrations, and examples—New material throughout the book includes the latest research about such topics as attachment style, listening styles, conflict management skills, deception, forgiveness responses, and voluntary kin. 

Table of Contents

1) Brief Table of Contents

2) Full Table of Contents

 

1) Brief Table of Contents

 

 

 

Part I: Interpersonal Communication Foundations  

 

Chapter 1: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication 

Chapter 2: Interpersonal Communication and Self

Chapter 3: Interpersonal Communication and Perception  

Chapter 4: Interpersonal Communication and Diversity: Adapting to Others  

 

Part II: Interpersonal Communication Skills  

 

Chapter 5: Listening and Responding Skills  

Chapter 6: Verbal Communication Skills  

Chapter 7: Nonverbal Communication Skills  

Chapter 8: Conflict Management Skills  

 

Part III: Interpersonal Communication in Relationships

 

Chapter 9: Understanding Interpersonal Relationships  

Chapter 10: Managing Relationship Challenges  

Chapter 11: Interpersonal Relationships: Friendship and Romance  

Chapter 12: Interpersonal Relationships: Family and Workplace  

 

2) Full Table of Contents

 

 

 

Part I: Interpersonal Communication Foundations  

 

Chapter 1: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication 

Interpersonal Communication Defined

Interpersonal Communication’s Importance to Your Life

Interpersonal Communication and the Communication Process  

Interpersonal Communication Principles

Interpersonal Communication and Technology

Interpersonal Communication Competence

Applying An Other-Orientation to Being a Competent Interpersonal Communicator  

 

Chapter 2: Interpersonal Communication and Self

Self-Concept: Who You Think You Are  

Self-Esteem: Your Self-Worth  

Facework: Presenting Your Self Image To Others

How to Improve Your Self-Esteem  

Self and Interpersonal Relationships 

Applying An Other-Orientation to Self and Interpersonal Communication 

 

Chapter 3: Interpersonal Communication and Perception  

Understanding Interpersonal Perception  

Forming Impressions of Others  

Interpreting the Behavior of Others  

Identifying Barriers to Accurate Interpersonal Perception  

Improving Interpersonal Perception Skills

Applying An Other-Orientation to Interpersonal Perception  

 

Chapter 4: Interpersonal Communication and Diversity: Adapting to Others  

Understanding Diversity: Describing Our Differences  

Understanding Culture: Dimensions of Our Mental Software  

Barriers to Effective Intercultural Communication  

Improving Intercultural Communication Competence  

Applying An Other-Orientation to Diversity: The Platinum Rule 

 

Part II: Interpersonal Communication Skills  

 

Chapter 5: Listening and Responding Skills  

Listening Defined

Listening Styles

Listening Barriers

Improving Your Listening Skills

Improving Your Responding Skills

Improving Your Confirmation Skills

Applying An Other-Orientation to Listening and Responding Skills

 

Chapter 6: Verbal Communication Skills  

How Words Work

The Power of Words

How To Manage Misunderstandings

How to Use Words of Support

How to Apologize

How to Be Assertive

Applying An Other-Orientation to Enhancing Your Verbal Skills

 

Chapter 7: Nonverbal Communication Skills  

Identifying the Importance of Nonverbal Messages

Understanding Nonverbal Communication Codes  

How to Improve Your Skill in Interpreting Nonverbal Communication

How to Improve Your Skill in Expressing Nonverbal Messages  

Applying An Other-Orientation to Nonverbal Communication  

 

Chapter 8: Conflict Management Skills  

Conflict Defined  

Conflict Myths  

Conflict Types  

Conflict and Power  

Conflict Management Styles  

Conflict Management Skills  

Applying An Other-Orientation to Conflict Management  

 

Part III: Interpersonal Communication in Relationships

 

Chapter 9: Understanding Interpersonal Relationships  

Interpersonal Relationships Defined  

Genesis of Interpersonal Relationships: Attraction  

Stages of Interpersonal Relationship Development  

Theories of Interpersonal Relationship Development  

Applying An Other-Orientation to Understanding Interpersonal Relationships  

 

Chapter 10: Managing Relationship Challenges  

Relationship Challenges  

The Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication and Relationships  

Relationship De-Escalation and Termination

Applying An Other-Orientation to Relationship Challenges  

 

Chapter 11: Interpersonal Relationships: Friendship and Romance  

Friendship  

Romantic Relationships  

Interpersonal Relationship Strategies

Applying An Other-Orientation to Friends and Romantic Partners  

 

Chapter 12: Interpersonal Relationships: Family and Workplace  

Family Relationships   

Workplace Relationships  

Applying An Other-Orientation to Family and Workplace Relationships