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Written by Ronald B. Adler and Russell F. Proctor II to help students understand the importance of communication in everyday life and in society, Cengage Advantage Books: Looking Out, Looking In (ISBN 9780495898177) is now on its 13th edition. It continues to be a best-seller, just like its previous versions. It still uses a friendly writing approach so...
Written by Ronald B. Adler and Russell F. Proctor II to help students understand the importance of communication in everyday life and in society, Cengage Advantage Books: Looking Out, Looking In (ISBN 9780495898177) is now on its 13th edition. It continues to be a best-seller, just like its previous versions. It still uses a friendly writing approach so as not to overwhelm beginners and infuses current trends and researches to make the subject more relatable. Some of the main topics covered in the book include the basics of interpersonal communication, identity, perception, emotion, language (barriers and bridges), and nonverbal communication. Adler and Proctor also focus on listening, communication and relational dynamics, intimacy and distance in real communication, improving communication climates, and managing interpersonal conflicts. Lead author Ronald B. Adler teaches interpersonal communication a well as communication theories and professional and business communication at Santa Barbara Community College, where he is also a professor emeritus. Russell F. Proctor II is has been teaching basic and advanced interpersonal communication at Northern Kentucky University. Both authors have also contributed and written other textbooks on communication. In this new edition of Cengage Advantage Books: Looking Out, Looking In, they make use of popular and current media examples to help students relate. They even use musicians such as Dashboard Confessional and Beyonce, as examples, as well as films like Yes Man and the Pursuit of Happyness, plus television programs such as MADE, Grey's Anatomy, and Ugly Betty. This book has been updated with new hands-on activities and exercises.
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