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Published: 02 January 2019

480 Pages

8 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780190918767

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Introduction to Human Communication

Perception, Meaning, and Identity

Second Edition

Susan R. Beauchamp and Stanley J. Baran


New to this Edition:

  • New self-analysis exercises, "Challenge Yourself," allow students to judge their own communication competence using the lessons from each chapter
  • Movements like #MeToo and March for Our Lives are discussed to show the increasing impact of social media (Chapters 4, 12)
  • Expansion of the intercultural chapter includes discussions of intersectionality, implicit attitudes, the contact hypothesis, and a deeper look at Hofstede's cultural dimensions (Chapter 9)
  • New material on social media covers crowdfunding, disintermediation, and nomophobia; technology and student performance; and how to spot fake news online (Chapter 12)
  • A new discussion of health communication addresses narrative competence, ethics of communicating diagnoses, and digital phenotyping (Chapter 14)
  • Three updated optional chapters on public speaking, types of speeches, and interviewing are available for download on the Companion Website

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