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Published: 05 February 2021

2 Pages

ISBN: 9780197575062

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Interplay 15e Oxford Insight

Fifteenth Edition

Ronald B. Adler, Lawrence B. Rosenfeld, and Russell F. Proctor II

  • Reflects communication as it operates in today's world while also emphasizing enduring principles and skills that are as important now as ever before
  • Cites more than 1,500 sources, nearly a third of which are new to this edition
  • Presents ideas in an accessible, straightforward way while thought-provoking features highlight their relevance for students, showing them how to improve their own interpersonal skills

New to this Edition:

  • A new chapter on Mediated Interpersonal Communication (Chapter 2) is devoted to the most important communication innovation in the last half-century. It offers an evenhanded, research-based exploration of the pros and cons of communicating via social media and other communication technologies. There's also an updated comparison of interpersonal and masspersonal communication. The chapter concludes with tips on communicating competently through mediated channels.
  • "Watch and Discuss" features (2 per chapter) point to short related videos and are followed by discussion prompts.
  • A new section called "Conversation: From Monologue to Dialogue" (Chapter 13) provides an in-depth look at enhancing conversational skills and developing competence in holding civil dialogues.
  • New "Dark Side of Communication" boxes address problems including loneliness, negative effects of smartphone use among teens, why cultural appropriation is inappropriate, implicit bias and its effects, and pornography's impact on relational quality.

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