Journals Higher Education



Published: 17 November 2016

480 Pages

8-1/2 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9780190297084

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Understanding Human Communication

Thirteenth Edition

Ronald B. Adler, George Rodman, and Athena du Pré


New to this Edition:

  • Updated coverage of culture and gender throughout, including cultural hegemony, cultural dominance, intersectionality, religion-based stereotyping, gender pronouns, social support, and much more (p. 81)
  • Updated coverage of social media and new "Understanding Communication Technology" boxes that highlight the increasingly important role of technology in human communication (p. 185)
  • Tips for career success in an online career appendix and new "@Work" boxes that demonstrate how concepts can be applied in the workplace (p. 12)
  • Chapter-opening profiles that highlight real communication challenges through compelling stories that are woven into the fabric of each chapter (p. 36)
  • Video exercises that help students apply concepts in each chapter and twenty new public speaking videos with review and analysis questions
  • Animated art exercises that provide a visual review of important concepts
  • Complete Guide to Teaching Communication by Athena du Pré that provides grab-and-go lesson plans for any size, length, or style of class for the entire semester including timed classroom activities with specific instructions; reading quizzes; videos; and integrated lecture slides