Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 November 2013

528 Pages

8-1/2 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9780199334322

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Understanding Human Communication

Twelfth Edition

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

New to this Edition:

  • Updated and expanded coverage of:
  • --Culture and communication, in a full chapter (Chapter 3) and new "Understanding Diversity" boxes
  • --Gender and communication, including gender roles and sexual orientation (Chapter 4)
  • --The effects of technology and social media on communication, throughout the text and in new "Understanding Communication Technology" boxes
  • --Communication strategies for career success in an expanded career appendix and new "@Work" boxes
  • --Tips on effective speaking, with new annotated sample speeches (Chapters 11 through 14)
  • New design and features:
  • --Chapter-opening profiles highlighting real-world communication challenges
  • --Self-assessments for evaluating and improving communication skills
  • --Checklists in the public speaking chapters, summarizing tips at a glance
  • --"On Your Feet" prompts for public speaking practice
  • --Contemporary examples and videos, including a YouTube channel of clips from films, TV shows, ads, and Internet videos that bring communication concepts to life
  • A revised and updated support package:
  • --The Dashboard platform delivers high-quality resources for instructors and students in an intuitive, web-based learning environment and is compatible with mobile devices
  • --YouTube channel brings communication concepts to life through TV and film clips
  • --Instructor's Manual and Test Bank on CD or in print
  • --PowerPoint©-based and Prezi slides include quizzes, video links, discussion prompts, class activities, and more
  • --Companion Website at offers free resources for instructors and students
  • --Now Playing: Learning Communication Through Film
  • --Student Success Manual
  • --Bonus chapters available on Mass Communication and on Communication and Service Learning
  • --Cartridges for course management systems are available as an alternative to Dashboard

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