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Test Bank For Communication in Everyday Life A Survey of Communication 3rd Edition By Duck

Test Bank For Communication in Everyday Life A Survey of Communication 3rd Edition By Steve Duck, David T. McMahan, ISBN: 9781506377643, ISBN: 9781506315164, ISBN: 9781506393391

“Duck and McMahan’s text is an excellent book for the undergraduate introductory course surveying the discipline of communication studies. The writing style and level of presentation are appropriate for the undergraduate audience.”

—Natalia Rybas, Indiana University East

Communication in Everyday Life: A Survey of Communication, Third Edition remains the only introductory communication book to explore fundamental concepts, theories, and skills aimed at helping readers apply the material 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. Readers develop a strong foundation in communication concepts, theory, and research, as well as practical communication skills such as listening, critical thinking, using technology to communicate, understanding nonverbal communication, creating persuasive strategies, and managing group conflict. The highly anticipated Third Edition also introduces readers to important emerging areas in communication studies, offering unique chapters on health communication and family communication. Ideal for the digital age, this book provides up-to-date insight into the communication topics central to everyday life and reaches students through its personable and approachable style with direct examples applying communication research to their own lived experiences.

Table Of Content

Preface
A Personal Note to Readers
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
PART I. COMMUNICATION FOUNDATIONS
Chapter 1 An Overview of Communication

Everyday Communication and the Relational Perspective

What Is Communication?

Communication Is Symbolic

Communication Requires Meaning

Communication Is Cultural

Communication Is Relational

Communication Involves Frames

Communication Is Both Presentational and Representational

Communication Is a Transaction

Focus Questions Revisited

Key Concepts

Questions to Ask Your Friends

Media Connections

Chapter 2 Histories and Contexts of Communication

The Challenges of Writing History

The Development of a Discipline

The Emergence of Areas of Study

Coming Together (Kind of) as Communication Studies

Future of Communication and the Relational Perspective

Methods of Studying Communication

Social Scientific Approach

Interpretivist Approach

Critical Approach

Improving Communication Studies Through the Relational Perspective

Where Next?

Focus Questions Revisited

Key Concepts

Questions to Ask Your Friends

Media Connections

PART II. COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Chapter 3 Identities, Perceptions, and Communication

Do People Have Core Selves?

Identities and Perceptions

Identities and Communication

Transacting Identity and Other People

Focus Questions Revisited

Key Concepts

Questions to Ask Your Friends

Media Connections

Chapter 4 Verbal Communication

How Is Verbal Communication Symbolic?

Verbal Communication Involves Meaning

Verbal Communication Is Relational

Verbal Communication Is Cultural

Verbal Communication and Frames

Verbal Communication Is Presentational

Functions of Verbal Communication

Relationships and Everyday Talk

Focus Questions Revisited

Key Concepts

Questions to Ask Your Friends

Media Connections

Chapter 5 Nonverbal Communication

Misconceptions About Nonverbal Communication

What Is Nonverbal Communication?

The Functions of Nonverbal Communication

Types of Nonverbal Communication

Focus Questions Revisited

Key Concepts

Questions to Ask Your Friends

Media Connections

Chapter 6 Culture and Communication

How Can Culture Be Identified and Studied?

Structure-Based Cultural Characteristics

Transacting Culture

Focus Questions Revisited

Key Concepts

Questions to Ask Your Friends

Media Connections

Chapter 7 Listening

Why Is Listening Important?

Active Listening

Engaged and Relational Listening

Critical Listening

Recognizing and Overcoming Listening Obstacles

Focus Questions Revisited

Key Concepts

Questions to Ask Your Friends

Media Connections

PART III. COMMUNICATION CONTEXTS
Chapter 8 Personal Relationships

What Are Personal Relationships?

Benefits of Personal Relationships

Initiating Relationships: The Relationship Filtering Model

Transacting and Maintaining Personal Relationships

Coming Apart

Focus Questions Revisited

Key Concepts

Questions to Ask Your Friends

Media Connections

Chapter 9 Family Communication

Families as . . .

Change and Development in Family Processes

Families Communicate!

Focus Questions Revisited

Key Concepts

Questions to Ask Your Friends

Media Connections

Chapter 10 Groups and Leaders

What Is a Group?

Characteristics of Groups

Group Development and Decision Making

Group Decision Making Is About Relationships

Leadership

Focus Questions Revisited

Key Concepts

Questions to Ask Your Friends

Media Connections

Chapter 11 Communication in the Workplace

Learning About the Workplace

Going to Work: The Workplace as a Special Frame

The Workplace as a Culture

The Workplace as Relationships

Focus Questions Revisited

Key Concepts

Questions to Ask Your Friends

Media Connections

Chapter 12 Health Communication

Patient and Provider Relationships

Social Networks and Health

Media, Technology, and Health

Focus Questions Revisited

Key Concepts

Questions to Ask Your Friends

Media Connections

Chapter 13 Technology and Media in Everyday Life

Perceptions of Technology and Media

The Relational Uses of Technology and Media

Smartphones: Constructing Identities and Relationships

Constructing Identities and Maintaining Relationships Online

Focus Questions Revisited

Key Concepts

Questions to Ask Your Friends

Media Connections

Chapter 14 Public and Personal Influence

Public Address and Relating to Audiences

Sequential Persuasion

Emotional Appeals

Compliance Gaining

Focus Questions Revisited

Key Concepts

Questions to Ask Your Friends

Media Connections

Chapter 15 Interviewing

Preparing for an Interview

Interviews

Pre-Interview Responsibilities

Beginning an Employment Interview

Asking the Questions During an Employment Interview

Answering the Questions During an Employment Interview

Concluding an Employment Interview

Post-Interview Responsibilities

Focus Questions Revisited

Key Concepts

Questions to Ask Your Friends

Media Connections

Glossary
References
Index