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We often turn to our friends, family, spouses, and partners for help in coping with daily stress or major crises. Daena Goldsmith provides a communication-based approach for understanding why some conversations about problems are more helpful than others. In contrast to other research on the social support processes, Goldsmith focuses on interpersonal communication--what people say and how they say it, as well as their reactions to the conversations. Her studies cover adults of all ages and various kinds of stresses, ranging from everyday hassles to serious illnesses and other major crises.
A humane approach to dog training, with an easy-to-use 20-word language of commands, and clear, simple hand signals.
Communication Across Cultures explores how cultural context affects the use and (mis)interpretation of language. It provides an accessible and interdisciplinary introduction to language and language variation in intercultural communication by drawing on both classic and cutting-edge research from pragmatics, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology and politeness studies. This new edition has been comprehensively updated to incorporate recent research, with an emphasis on the fluid and emergent practice of intercultural communication. It provides increased coverage of variation in language within and between cultures, drawing on real-world examples of spoken and written communication. The authors review classic concepts like 'face', 'politeness' and 'speech acts', but also critique these concepts and introduce more recent approaches. Each chapter provides a set of suggested readings, questions and exercises to enable the student to work through concepts and consolidate their understanding of intercultural communication. This is an excellent resource for students of linguistics and related disciplines.
Good communication and interpersonal skills remain one of the enduring and fundamental characteristics of high-quality nursing and midwifery practice. This is despite major developments in our knowledge of scientific, technological and pharmacological health treatments. However, because communication is viewed as an implicit part of everyday life, the skills required for effective communication and appropriate professional interactions are often overlooked. This book provides student nurses with the essential information on communication and interpersonal skills. It clearly explores the core concepts and evidence base and is practical and accessible, helping students to gain confidence in these skills.
The Second Edition of Communication and Sport: Surveying the Field offers the most comprehensive and diverse approach to the study of communication and sport available at the undergraduate level. Newly expanded to incorporate the latest topics and perspectives in the field, the New Edition examines a wide array of topics to help readers understand important issues such as sports media, rhetoric, culture, and organizations from both micro- and macro- perspectives. Everything from youth to amateur to professional sports is addressed in terms of mythology, community, and identity; issues such as fan cultures, racial identity and gender in sports media, politics and nationality in sports, and sports and religion are explored in depth, and provide useful, applied insight for readers. Practical and relevant, epistemologically diverse, and theoretically grounded, the Second Edition of Billings, Butterworth, and Turman's text keeps readers on the cutting-edge.
This book helps students to identify and analyze the ethical and social responsibility of communicators; to identify the components of the communication process and their functions; to explain the importance of effective communication skills in personal, professional, and social contexts; to recognize audience as an important element in building responsible communication skills and to realize the importance and impact of both verbal and nonverbal communication.
Get ahead in your personal and professional life with crowd-pleasing communication skillsPacked with advice on improving verbal and non-verbal communication skills alike, Communication Essentials For Dummies is a comprehensive, approachable guide to communication no one should be without. Utilising a core range of simple skills, this friendly guide shows you how easy it is to communicate effectively. You'll find out how to listen actively, establish rapport, communicate with credibility, manage communication in difficult situations and converse with ease using modern technology -- and lots more.Great communication skills can make all the difference in your personal and professional life, but for those who tend to get a bit tongue-tied under pressure or just have a hard time asserting themselves, voicing thoughts coherently and confidently can be a sweat-inducing experience. Here, expert author Elizabeth Kuhnke takes the intimidation out of communication by sharing her top tips for successful communication in any situation.Discover how to get ahead in the workplace by mastering your communication skillsRealise the benefits of active listening and the value of establishing rapportUnderstand how the use of effective communication skills can help you secure a new job offerRecognise how to use effective communication to negotiate your way to personal and professional successWhether you're looking to climb the corporate ladder, take on a new professional challenge or just want to improve your communication skills in personal and professional relationships, Communication Essentials For Dummies will have you listening, voicing and articulating your way to success in no time.
The most widely-used textbook for the communication theory course, "A First Look at Communication Theory" analyzes the major communication theories at a level that is appropriate for both lower- and upper- level courses. The 34 theories represented in the text reflect a mix of foundational and recent scholarship, and strike a balance of scientific and interpretive approaches
Research has shown that the therapeutic alliance is a key factor in the success of treatment, and a critical component of establishing this alliance is the communication between therapist and client. The efficacy of treatment depends on the therapist's ability to collect reliable client information and create the foundation for a good relationship that involves the client in the healing process. Communication in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy provides an overview of the research and theory underlying the importance of therapeutic communication with a specific focus on cognitive behavioral psychotherapy. It brings together an international group of experts from the relevant disciplines of communication, psychotherapy, research and teaching to create an integrated perspective of this crucial area. The book offers a review of the main evidence-based theories, and is highlighted with specific examples and flow charts.Insight for trainers is given by providing learner-centered teaching methods that enhance the acquisition of these communication skills. For researchers, it offers both qualitative and quantitative analyses of the subject as well as a comprehensive review of the main analysis methods adopted in the field.
Communication in Everyday Life is the first survey of communication textbook to explore fundamental communication concepts, theories, skills, and contexts with a thematic integration-the relational perspective-to everyday life that allows all of these things to cohere.
Updated in a new 6th edition, Communication in History reveals how media has been influential in both maintaining social order and as powerful agents of change. With revised new readings, this anthology continues to be, as one reviewer wrote, "the only book in the sea of History of Mass Communication books that introduces readers to a more expansive, intellectually enlivening study of the relationship between human history and communication history". From print to the Internet, this book encompasses a wide-range of topics, that introduces readers to a more expansive, intellectually enlivening study of the relationship between human history and communication history.
Communication in Society explores communication in a larger, social context. Alberts, Martin and Nakayama developed a skills-based framework, to give the reader what they need to communicate effectively as individuals and as members of society. This book helps students learn to clearly understand and take responsibility for the complexities of their individual communication choices.
Communication in the Workplace is a revealing snapshot of how organisations really work. In workplaces throughout Australia and across the planet, billions of messages are sent in various forms every day, but not all of them get though. Of those that do, may are misunderstood, Communication breakdown is just as common as communication effectiveness, but it doesn't have to be that way. Become a more effective communicator by finding out how messages can be sent -- and distorted -- by differing channels, including: memos emails meetings teleconferencing instant messaging Expert communicator Baden Eunson shares insights about the informal organisation, networking, how to know when messages are being lost due to cultures of silence, silos or empires (and what to do about it), and explains how knowledge management can help you get your message across.
This textbook gives students all the aspects of public speaking and communicating with other people.
Emphasizes the connections between communication and our daily lives Communication: Making Connections, a top-selling hybrid text, is unique in its integrated "Making Connections" theme and emphasis on technology. While introducing the basic principles of public speaking, interpersonal communication and group communication, the text stresses communication competence by constantly applying a solid theoretical foundation through everyday and relevant communication examples, thought-provoking questions, and boxed features. MyCommunicationLab is an integral part of the Seiler program. Key learning applications include MediaShare, an eText, and a study plan. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience--for you and your students. Here's how: Personalize Learning- MyCommunicationLab is online learning. MyCommunicationLab engages students through personalized learning and helps instructors from course preparation to delivery and assessment Improve Critical Thinking- Chapter summaries are organized by learning objectives to help students focus on what they need to learn in each chapter. Engage Students-New examples and an increased emphasis on technology are relevant to today's students in a variety of ways. Support Instructors- A full set of supplements, including MyCommunicationLab, provides instructors with all the resources and support they need. NOTE: MyCommunicationLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyCommunicationLab , please visit www. mycommunicationlab. com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MyCommunicationLab : ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205943675 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205943678
A guide for completing the communication merit badge for Boy Scouts.
The book provides readers with theory and skills in a manner that helps them apply what they've learned throughout their lives. Understanding that the challenge in communication is learning the myriad of skills, principles, and theories without being overwhelmed, Beebe, Beebe, and Ivy emphasize five key principles of communication throughout their book.
Communicating clearly is a critical skill for successful managers! The ability to communicate clearly is the critical core competency for successful managers at all levels and in all industries. This book is your guide to business communication that delivers the message--whether written, or spoken, in person or via e-mail--with respect for the receiver, and in all business situations. This solid overview of all facets of business communication offers numerous opportunities to practice and apply your new skills and a log to track your improvement. Readers will learn how to: * Communicate clearly and correctly to avoid misunderstanding and get your message across * Develop and use your listening skills to solve problems, diffuse conflict, teach staff, and be a more productive manager or team leader * Ask the right type of question to elicit information, encourage a response, or create a relationship * Master the techniques of successful presentations from planning to delivery * Analyze your audience before communicating your ideas in any format * Choose the most appropriate mode for communicating your message * Use effective language to express your ideas clearly in well-constructed letters, proposals, memos, and e-mail
This thoroughly revised and updated Second Edition of Communication Skills for Health and Social Care provides an accessible introduction to the wide range of communication skills needed for contemporary health and social care practice. Presented in a unique and easy-to-use dictionary format, the book acts as a working tool which students can dip in and out of throughout their course, and continue to use once they have qualified for practice. The updated edition includes new chapters on: " Groupwork. " Interprofessional Collaboration. " Emotional Intelligence. " Assertiveness. " Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Offering a fresh approach to a core topic on the health and social care curriculum, each chapter suggests group activities and further reading, making this book an ideal resource for students of health, social care, social work and nursing, as well as qualified practitioners. Bernard Moss is Emeritus Professor of Social Work Education and Spirituality at Staffordshire University and Senior Fellow and National Teaching Fellow, Higher Education Academy, UK.
`This is a very clear and concise summary of media studies, present and future. There is no other book that can both be used as a teaching tool and can help scholars organize their thinking about new media as this book can' - Steve Jones, University of Chicago This book offers an introduction to communication theory that is appropriate to our post-broadcast, interactive, media environment. The author contrasts the `first media age' of broadcast with the `second media age' of interactivity. Communication Theory argues that the different kinds of communication dynamics found in cyberspace demand a reassessment of the methodologies used to explore media, as well as new understandings of the concepts of interaction and community (virtual communities and broadcast communities). The media are examined not simply in terms of content, but also in terms of medium and network forms. Holmes also explores the differences between analogue and digital cultures, and between cyberspace and virtual reality. The book serves both as an upper level textbook for New Media courses and a good general guide to understanding the sociological complexities of the modern communications environment.
An exciting new textbook program that provides real-life scenarios for discussions, case studies, and student worker profiles to help build the skills that the world of work demands.
This textbook presents a detailed introduction to the essentials of networking and communications technologies. Revised and updated, this new edition retains the step-by-step approach of the original, organised to help those without a strong knowledge of the subject matter. Features: provides chapter-ending summaries and review questions, an Appendix on TCP/IP packet formats and an expanded Glossary; supplies supplementary material at the associated Springer website, including teaching slides, solutions to the end-of-chapter questions and supplementary exercises with solutions; presents a greater emphasis on mobile computing and network security, and extended coverage of IPv6 (NEW); discusses networking models and standards, local area and wide area networks, network protocols, TCP/IP-based networks, network management and wireless communications; examines grid and cloud computing, microblogging, mobile ad hoc networks, near-field communication, Power over Ethernet and the Ground Positioning System (NEW).
Communications, Signal Processing, and Systems is a collection of contributions coming out of the International Conference on Communications, Signal Processing, and Systems (CSPS) held August 2012. This book provides the state-of-art developments of Communications, Signal Processing, and Systems, and their interactions in multidisciplinary fields, such as audio and acoustic signal processing. The book also examines Radar Systems, Chaos Systems, Visual Signal Processing and Communications and VLSI Systems and Applications. Written by experts and students in the fields of Communications, Signal Processing, and Systems.
This book examines communicative practices in a circuit-board manufacturing plant in California's Silicon Valley, where the employees come from diverse ethnolinguistic backgrounds, their activities involve the use of high-tech equipment and their practices are shaped by, and sometimes contest, local and global forces. Analyses of the data show that learning occurs optimally when workers make strategic use of both their home languages and English within an ecology of semiotic systems. The book demonstrates the importance of accounting for multilingual practices in studies of multimodality. Through detailed ethnography it brings the reader to a better understanding of learning-in-practice in work environments, where the complexities and accelerated growth of new technologies along with a globalized world produce new forms of multilingual and multimodal communication.
The Angelic Keys to Fulfilling Your Life's Purpose. In their newest book, award-winning authors Barbara Y. Martin and Dimitri Moraitis explore the sacred art of communing with celestial beings. Reading of Martin's extensive direct clairvoyant experiences, this book will teach you to work closely with angels, archangels, and other divine beings who guide you in day-to-day living and help you achieve your destiny. You will learn how to strengthen your intuitive powers and hear what the divine is telling you, and thrill to accounts of Martin's compelling personal encounters with celestial beings and her eye-opening encounters with dark spirits. Communing with the Divine is a practical training manual and an inspirational guide, with full-color illustrations of celestial beings and their auric composition. In it, you will discover:**Various types of angels, including joy guides, teaching angels, and guardian angels*Techniques to call on Michael, Gabriel, Uriel, Raphael, and other archangels*Ways in which leaders of the spiritual hierarchy influence your life*The nature of evil and the importance of spiritual protection*Keys to psychic and spiritual visions and clairvoyance*Meditation tools to access celestial realms with more than fifty meditative prayers that call on Divine Light and celestial beings for wisdom, love, prosperity, healing, peace, guidance, inspiration, and much more