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A best selling introductory textbook, Adler, Rodman, and Hutchinson's Understanding Human Communication aims to give students basic information about the communication trends transform with the ever-changing world. The book also seeks to help students develop interaction skills that they can use to strengthen relationships in their future work as well as...
A best selling introductory textbook, Adler, Rodman, and Hutchinson's Understanding Human Communication aims to give students basic information about the communication trends transform with the ever-changing world. The book also seeks to help students develop interaction skills that they can use to strengthen relationships in their future work as well as in their personal life. Now on its 11th edition, it offers practical approach to the communication theory, putting concepts in everyday context and drawing examples from culture, media, and research. Exciting additions have been incorporated, including brand new case studies, topics, and the most recent. Practical applications of concepts can be found in the ‘@Work' boxes, along with other learning tools like ''Understanding Communication Technology'' and ‘'Understanding Diversity' boxes. The book even comes with a media support package complete with access to the companion website, student and instructor manuals, as well as a CD-ROM. Understanding Human Communication (ISBN 9780199747382) by Adler, Rodman, and Hutchinson is divided into 5 parts. The first discusses the fundamentals of communication, from the process, to the types, functions, and models. It also talks about the diversity and changing world, as well as concepts surrounding interpersonal and intrapersonal communication. The book lays down the different elements of communication, from language to listening, to nonverbal cues. There are chapters that talk about interpersonal communication and relationships. Characteristics of relationships, improving relationships, and managing conflict are also discussed. Finally, the book tackles group communication, as well as the influence of culture on groups, and public communication (from preparing speeches to delivery, informative speaking, and persuasive speaking).
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