Understand core communication concepts THINK Communication distills major communication concepts, theories, research, and trends into bite-size essentials, making learning human communication not only fun, but accessible and relatable. Students will find that THINK Communication’s unique features help them to identify and understand their own communication behaviors, as well the communication behavior of others. MySearchLab is a part of the Engleberg program. Research and writing tools, including access to academic journals, help students understand critical thinking in even greater depth. To provide students with flexibility, students can download the eText to a tablet using the free Pearson eText app. Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205239927/ ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205239924
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Updated in its 2nd edition,Think Communication’s engaging visual design distills major communication concepts, theories, research, and trends into bite-size essentials, making learning human communication not only fun, but also accessible and relatable. Informed by the latest research and including numerous real-world examples and extensive, contemporary visuals, readers will find that Think Communication’s unique features help them to identify and understand their own communication behaviors, as well the communication behavior of others.
The ninth edition of this textbook for hybrid introductory communication courses provides a balanced introduction to the fundamental theories and principles of communication. The book explores communication in a variety of contexts—including interpersonal, group, organizational, and mass media—and provides students the theoretical knowledge and the research and critical thinking skills they’ll need to succeed in advanced communication courses and professions. The first section explores the history of communication study and explains basic perspectives used by scholars in the field. The second looks at how communicators decode and encode messages, while the third examines channels and contexts, from interpersonal to mass media. This edition devotes attention to how new technologies are changing the ways we think about communication, with revised and updated examples, and gives special attention to relevant critical theory. Two appendices give users the flexibility to tailor their courses to the interests and needs of their students, offering guidelines for preparing and presenting public presentations and giving examples of major research methods. Thinking Through Communication is an ideal textbook for Introduction to Communication courses that aim to provide a comprehensive overview of the field. A companion website for instructors containing PowerPoint slides, test questions, and an instructor’s manual is available at https://routledgetextbooks.com/textbooks/9780367857011.
Why do so many of our conversations with one another lead to misunderstanding and hurt feelings? Brady Boyd turns to the example of Jesus Christ to show that the health of our conversations can be only as vibrant as the health of our interactions with God. In Speak Life, Boyd explores: How to tune into God in order to tune up your relationships How to listen to the Holy Spirit’s guidance in conversation Why healthier self-talk leads to better communication The biblical truths about your identity in Christ How to recognize and overcome the lies of the Enemy Written by a self-proclaimed former “gunslinger” of painful words, Speak Life will help you speak words not of recklessness but of restoration to God, yourself, and those you love.
A comprehensive collection of primary source material for all those studying communications at university and pre-university level. Extracts include a range of texts including journalism and writings on film, television and popular culture
This innovative book examines the relationship between foreign (L2) language acquisition and task-based learning from an output perspective, with a concentration on the learner's discourse and retrospection. Author Cynthia Lee explores this issue in an experimental context; with particular reference to Hong Kong Chinese tertiary learners of English. Lee's study contributes to research on L2 acquisition and casts light on task-based learning and pedagogy in Hong Kong classrooms and beyond. English language teaching practitioners, researchers, and applied linguists will find special value in this book.
Group Communication Pitfalls: Overcoming Barriers to an Effective Group Experience treats groups and the work involved in grouping as useful tools humans have developed for responding to pressures or demands faced by group members. This book assumes an orientation that expects and detects group pitfalls as they arise, providing students with the foundation for overcoming barriers to effective group experiences. By assuming this orientation, authors John O. Burtis and Paul D. Turman offer readers a map of the group pitfall terrain and demonstrate how people working well together can use the struggle against such pitfalls to improve their groups.
In Communication as...: Perspectives on Theory, editors Gregory J. Shepherd, Jeffrey St. John, and Ted Striphas bring together a collection of 27 essays that explores the wide range of theorizing about communication, cutting across all lines of traditional division in the field. The essays in this text are written by leading scholars in the field of communication theory, with each scholar employing a particular stance or perspective on what communication theory is and how it functions. In essays that are brief, argumentative, and forceful, the scholars propose their perspective as a primary or essential way of viewing communication with decided benefits over other views.