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Choices Behind Human Communication The Interpersonal Communication Book approaches the subject of communication through integrative theory, research, and hands-on methods. A threefold approach identifies important communicative concepts: choices in interpersonal situations, the theories and research that support these choices, and the communication skills necessary to effectively use these theories. The text allows students to examine the question of how, when, and through which channels they should communicate in different contexts. The Fourteenth Edition provides the newest insights and research in person-to-person interaction, making for an up-to-date source for communication study. New features and chapter-by-chapter updates make Interpersonal Communication the most comprehensive, relevant source on the topic.
For courses in Interpersonal Communication An introduction to interpersonal communication that emphasizes the impact of our choicesThe Interpersonal Communication Book provides in-depth coverage of interpersonal communication, blending theory and research with practical skills. Author Joseph DeVito utilizes the concept of choice as the philosophical foundation of his narrative, emphasizing how the choices individuals make will influence their relationships and the effectiveness of their messages. The 15th Edition has been updated with new topics and additional coverage of the impact that the proliferation of social media has had upon interpersonal communication throughout the world.