The Interpersonal Communication Book, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Joseph A. DeVito  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
15
Language
English
Total pages
432
Pub.-date
November 2018
ISBN13
9781292261843
ISBN
1292261846
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Description

For courses in Interpersonal Communication
 
An introduction to interpersonal communication that emphasizes the impact of our choices
The Interpersonal Communication Book
provides in-depth coverage of interpersonal communication, blending theory and research with practical skills. Author Joseph DeVito utilizes the concept of choice as the philosophical foundation of his narrative, emphasizing how the choices individuals make will influence their relationships and the effectiveness of their messages. The 15th Edition has been updated with new topics and additional coverage of the impact that the proliferation of social media has had upon interpersonal communication throughout the world.

Features

This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States.

 

Choices-orientated features encourage active learning

  • Interpersonal Choice Points present brief scenarios about which students are prompted to make interpersonal communication choices. These features encourage application of the material in the chapter to varied specific interactions, helping students see how the research and theory discussed in the text can be applied to real-life situations.
  • ViewPoints photo captions encourage students to explore significant communication issues from a more personal point of view.
  • Understanding Interpersonal Skills boxes highlight the most important skills of interpersonal communication and prompt students to actively engage with these skills.
  • Ethics in Interpersonal Communication boxes present ethical issues and prompt students to consider how they would react to the presented scenarios.
  • Pedagogical tools guide students as they read:
    • Learning objectives placed at intervals throughout each chapter help focus attention on key concepts and principles.
    • Preview figures prepare students for the content introduced in each section.
    • Nutshell summary tables at the end of each section help students review the content and commit it to memory.
    • Each chapter concludes with a summary of the major concepts discussed and a list of key terms that have been introduced.


Balanced coverage of both theory/research and skills sets students up to succeed

  • Culture is presented as one of the foundation concepts for understanding interpersonal communication. Chapter 2, Culture and Interpersonal Communication, covers the relationship between culture and interpersonal communication, the ways in which cultures differ, and the strategies to make intercultural communication more effective.
  • Politeness in interpersonal communication is stressed throughout as one of the major features of effective interaction.
  • UPDATED! Coverage of social media throughout the text reflects the increasing importance of this form of communication in today’s world. Topics such as dating, keeping in touch with family and friends, and engaging in conflict are explored from the perspective of a world dominated by social media.

 

New and updated content ensures an up-to-date learning experience
The 15th Edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the latest developments in the field of interpersonal communication. Highlights include the following:

  • NEW! Chapter 2, Culture and Interpersonal Communication, includes a revised discussion of the concept of ethnic identity.
  • NEW! Chapter 5, Nonverbal Messages, offers a new multimedia gallery illustrating the five major meanings of touch.
  • NEW! Chapter 6, Listening, includes a reconceptualization of the styles of listening, coverage of hearing impairment as a potential barrier to listening, and an enhanced section on politeness and the mobile phone.
  • NEW! Chapter 7, Emotional Messages, provides a new discussion of emotional labor (with display rules) and fresh coverage of emotional happiness.
  • NEW! Chapter 12, Interpersonal Power and Influence, now includes a major section on prosocial communication, which concludes the text.

New to this Edition

New and updated content ensures an up-to-date learning experience
The 15th Edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the latest developments in the field of interpersonal communication. Highlights include the following:

  • NEW! Chapter 2, Culture and Interpersonal Communication, includes a revised discussion of the concept of ethnic identity.
  • NEW! Chapter 5, Nonverbal Messages, offers a new multimedia gallery illustrating the five major meanings of touch.
  • NEW! Chapter 6, Listening, includes a reconceptualization of the styles of listening, coverage of hearing impairment as a potential barrier to listening, and an enhanced section on politeness and the mobile phone.
  • NEW! Chapter 7, Emotional Messages, provides a new discussion of emotional labor (with display rules) and fresh coverage of emotional happiness.
  • NEW! Chapter 12, Interpersonal Power and Influence, now includes a major section on prosocial communication, which concludes the text.
  • UPDATED! Coverage of social media throughout the text reflects the increasing importance of this form of communication in today’s world. Topics such as dating, keeping in touch with family and friends, and engaging in conflict are explored from the perspective of a world dominated by social media.

Table of Contents

PART I: PRELIMINARIES TO INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
1. Foundations of Interpersonal Communication
2. Culture and Interpersonal Communication
3. Perception of the Self and Others
 
PART II: INTERPERSONAL MESSAGES
4. Verbal Messages
5. Nonverbal Messages
6. Listening
7. Emotional Messages
8. Conversational Messages
 
PART III: INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
9. Interpersonal Relationship Stages, Communication, and Theories
10. Interpersonal Relationship Types
11. Interpersonal Conflict and Conflict Management
12. Interpersonal Power and Influence