A First Look at Communication Theory

Author: Em Griffin

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0077842456

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 560

View: 3083

The ninth edition of A First Look at Communication Theory justifies again the program’s enduring popularity. Em Griffin, now joined by colleagues Andrew Ledbetter and Glenn Sparks, encourages students who are encountering the field for the first time to tackle theories without fear. The authors introduce 32 diverse theories that are a mix of foundational and recent scholarship and, with the benefit of numerous examples and connections to pop culture, help students apply them to their own lives. This program ensures that students have a solid foundation with which to begin understanding the relationships between theories.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

A First Look at Communication Theory

Author: Emory A. Griffin,Andrew Ledbetter,Glenn Grayson Sparks

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 9789814577168

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 482

View: 4523

"The ninth edition of A First Look at Communication Theory justifies again the program's enduring popularity. Em Griffin, now joined by colleagues Andrew Ledbetter and Glenn Sparks, encourages students who are encountering the field for the first time to tackle theories without fear. The authors introduce 32 diverse theories that are a mix of foundational and recent scholarship and, with the benefit of numerous examples and connections to pop culture, help students apply them to their own lives. This program ensures that students have a solid foundation with which to begin understanding the relationships between theories. "--
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

A First Look at Communication Theory

Author: Em Griffin,Glenn Sparks,Andrew Ledbetter

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780073523927

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 560

View: 9405

The ninth edition of A First Look at Communication Theory justifies again the program’s enduring popularity. Em Griffin, now joined by colleagues Andrew Ledbetter and Glenn Sparks, encourages students who are encountering the field for the first time to tackle theories without fear. The authors introduce 32 diverse theories that are a mix of foundational and recent scholarship and, with the benefit of numerous examples and connections to pop culture, help students apply them to their own lives. This program ensures that students have a solid foundation with which to begin understanding the relationships between theories.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

A First Look at Communication Theory

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467281794

Category: Education

Page: 79

View: 6286

Facts101 is your complete guide to A First Look at Communication Theory. In this book, you will learn topics such as PART III: Chapter 25 - Chapter 36, plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Applying Communication Theory for Professional Life

A Practical Introduction

Author: Marianne Dainton,Elaine D. Zelley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141297691X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 247

View: 1104

Applying Communication Theory for Professional Life: A Practical Introduction, Second Edition is the first communication theory textbook to provide practical material for career-oriented students. The inclusion and analysis of real-world case studies illustrate the application of theory in a variety of professional settings. Whereas other communication theory texts have a more academic focus on theory or research methods, this book is specifically designed to introduce communication theory in a tangible way. The featured theories are those that have strong pragmatic value and clear applicability to communication and business practitioners. Particular emphasis is placed on theories of intrapersonal communication, interpersonal interaction, intercultural encounters, persuasion, leadership, group communication, organizational behavior, and mass communication.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Human Communication Theory and Research

Concepts, Contexts, and Challenges

Author: Robert L. Heath,Jennings Bryant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135677050

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

View: 6243

Human Communication Theory and Research introduces students to the growing body of theory and research in communication, demonstrating the integration between the communication efforts of interpersonal, organizational, and mediated settings. This second edition builds from the foundation of the original volume to demonstrate the rich array of theories, theoretical connections, and research findings that drive the communication discipline. Robert L. Heath and Jennings Bryant have added a chapter on new communication technologies and have increased depth throughout the volume, particularly in the areas of social meaning, critical theory and cultural studies, and organizational communication. The chapters herein are arranged to provide insight into the breadth of studies unique to communication, acknowledging along the way the contributions of researchers from psychology, political science, and sociology. Heath and Bryant chart developments and linkages within and between ways of looking at communication. The volume establishes an orientation for the social scientific study of communication, discussing principles of research, and outlining the requirements for the development and evaluation of theories. Appropriate for use in communication theory courses at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level, this text offers students insights to understanding the issues and possible answers to the question of what communication is in all forms and contexts.
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Organizational Communication

A Critical Approach

Author: Dennis K. Mumby

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141296315X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 411

View: 655

Organizational Communication: A Critical Approach is the first textbook in the field that is written from a critical perspective while providing a comprehensive survey of theory and research in organizational communication. The text familiarizes students with the field of organizational communication—historically, conceptually, and practically—and challenges them to reconsider their common sense understandings of work and organizations, preparing them for participation in 21st century organizational settings. Linking theory with practice, Mumby skillfully explores the significant role played by organizations and corporations in constructing our identities. The book thus provides important ways for students to critically reflect on their own relationships to work, consumption, and organizations.
Posted in Business & Economics

Communication Theories

Perspectives, Processes, and Contexts

Author: Katherine Miller

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780767405003

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 341

View: 8402

Communication Theories is designed to provide students with a current and comprehensive discussion of influential theories in communication. While it emphasizes theories developed by communication scholars, the book also includes theories developed outside the field that have strongly influence the work of communication scholars. The main goals of this text are to provide students with a complete understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of communication theories; help students see where these theories fit in the grand scheme of social inquiry; and help students learn more generally about how to evaluate and critique theories at a more sophisticated level of understanding.
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Introducing Communication Research

Paths of Inquiry

Author: Donald Treadwell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452217351

Category: Education

Page: 305

View: 6612

Highlighting examples of research in real-world settings throughout, this textbook provides an overview of the research process, covering both quantitative and qualitative methods, statistics, ethics, measurement and more. A concluding chapter shows students how to write up and present their research to various audiences.
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Making Friends (& Making Them Count)

Author: Emory A. Griffin

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780877849964

Category: Fiction

Page: 223

View: 3355

Recipient of a 1987 Campus Life Editor's Choice Award! A 1987 Religious Speech Communication Association Book of the Year! Exploring the art of friendship, Em Griffin discusses what attracts one person to another, how self-concept affects relationships, how people form first impressions and what ingredients make for lasting friendships.
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Close Encounters

Communication in Relationships

Author: Laura K. Guerrero,Peter A. Andersen,Walid A. Afifi

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452217106

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 509

View: 1546

Close Encounters: Communication in Relationships, Fourth Edition takes a relational approach to the study of interpersonal communication by focusing on issues that are central to describing and understanding close relationships. Although the primary focus is on communication research, this book emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of the study of personal relationships by including research from various disciplines such as social psychology and family studies. Organized using a developmental approach, the authors first look at initial interaction and relational escalation, then move on to issues related to maintaining intimate relationships, and finally focus on challenges relational partners face, including relationship endings.
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An Integrated Approach to Communication Theory and Research

Author: Don W. Stacks,Michael B. Salwen,Kristen Campbell Eichhorn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781138561472

Category: Communication

Page: 538

View: 5489

An Integrated Approach to Communication Theory and Researchprovides an in-depth overview of communication studies as well as integrating theory with research. This new edition provides a comprehensive overview of current theory and research written by the top theorists and researchers in each area. It has been updated to address the growing influence of technology, changing relationships, and several growing integrated approaches to communication and includes seven new chapters on Digital Media Media Effects Privacy Darks Side Applied Communication Relational Communication Instructional Communication Communication and the Law The book continues to be essential reading for students and faculty who want a thorough overview of contemporary communication theory and research.
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Communication Between Cultures

Author: Larry A. Samovar,Richard E. Porter,Edwin R. McDaniel,Carolyn Sexton Roy

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305888065

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 432

View: 689

Packed with current research and examples, bestselling COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CULTURES, 9E equips readers with a deep understanding and appreciation of different cultures while helping them develop practical communication skills. Part I introduces the study of communication and culture; Part II focuses on the ability of culture to shape and modify our view of reality; Part III puts the theory of intercultural communication into practice; and Part IV converts knowledge into action. This is the only text to consistently emphasize religion and history as key variables in intercultural communication. Compelling examples help readers examine their own assumptions, perceptions, and cultural biases--so they can understand the subtle and profound ways culture affects communication. The ninth edition offers expanded discussions of the impact of globalization, a new chapter on intercultural communication competence, and more coverage of new technology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The Communication Age

Connecting and Engaging

Author: Autumn Edwards,Chad Edwards,Scott A. Myers,Shawn T. Wahl

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412977592

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 544

View: 7197

We are “The Communication Age: Connecting and Engaging.” No matter who you are or how you communicate—from baby boomers to millenials, born digital or getting there—we are all members of a society who connect through the internet, not just to it. From face-to-face to facebook, this book by Autumn Edwards, Chad Edwards, Shawn T. Wahl, and Scott A. Myers invites you to join the conversation about today’s issues and have your voice heard.
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Media Effects Research: A Basic Overview

Author: Glenn G. Sparks

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305686381

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 9582

Packed with current examples and the latest research available, MEDIA EFFECTS RESEARCH: A BASIC OVERVIEW, 5e, offers a comprehensive introduction to the study of mass media's effects on society. Using an engaging personal narrative style, the author presents media theories in the context of current research findings-giving readers a clear understanding of how the effects of mass media are measured and what the latest research has concluded about media's influence on our lives. Completely up to date, the Fifth Edition offers new coverage of electronic media's effects on sleep displacement, TV viewing and obesity research, media violence, emotions in cooperative video game play, first- vs. second-order cultivation, agenda-setting theory research, new media's effects on imitative suicides, Internet use statistics, screen time and face-to-face interaction, multitasking, and much more. In addition, 19 all-new Study Boxes offer an in-depth look at media effects information in real-world practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Born Digital

Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives

Author: Urs Gasser

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458725448

Category: Digital media

Page: 576

View: 5892

The first generation of Digital Natives children who were born into and raised in the digital world are coming of age, and soon our world will be reshaped in their image. Our economy, our politics, our culture, and even the shape of our family life will be forever transformed. But who are these Digital Natives? And what is the world theyre creating going to look like? In Born Digital, leading Internet and technology experts John Palfrey and Urs Gasser offer a sociological portrait of these young people, who can seem, even to those merely a generation older, both extraordinarily sophisticated and strangely narrow. Exploring a broad range of issues, from the highly philosophical to the purely practical, Born Digital will be essential reading for parents, teachers, and the myriad of confused adults who want to understand the digital present and shape the digital future.
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