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Introduction to Human Communication - Vantage Learning Platform

Introduction to Human Communication - Vantage Learning Platform

Third Edition

January 2024 | SAGE Publications, Inc

About Introduction to Human Communication - Vantage Learning Platform, Third Edition

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Introduction to Human Communication: Perception, Meaning, and Identity, Third Edition is offered in Sage Vantage, an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality Sage textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support. For a personalized demo, please contact your Sage representative.

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Chapter 1: The Communication Process: Perception, Meaning, and Identity
Chapter 2: Communication Research and Inquiry
Chapter 3: Verbal Communication
Chapter 4: Nonverbal Communication
Chapter 5: Listening
Chapter 6: Relational and Conflict Communication
Chapter 7: Communicating in Small Groups
Chapter 8: Organizational Communication
Chapter 9: Intercultural Communication
Chapter 10: Mass Communication
Chapter 11: Media Literacy
Chapter 12: Social Media and Personal Communication Technologies
Chapter 13: Persuasion and Social Influence
Chapter 14: Health Communication
Chapter 15: Public Speaking: An Overview


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New to this Edition:
  • Updated examples, references, and scholarship reflect the latest developments and research in the field. Up-to-date, relevant lessons are designed to strengthen connection to the world and sharpen critical thinking skills.
  • Renewed focus and commitment given to examples and discussion of DEI. Topics covered include active listening in intercultural communication settings, cross-cultural nonverbal communication, and exercising leadership in multicultural settings.
  • Touches on how COVID-19 pandemic affected all aspects of communication and future ramifications.
  • Updated Health Communication chapter includes discussion of new therapeutic communication, the application of AI and machine learning to better health, and the topics of health inequity, digital data and reproductive choice, and video-based contactless health monitoring.
  • Revamped Organizational Communication chapter offers a new examination of organizational culture in the remote work era and a discussion of speaking about and considering DEI in work settings.
  • Updated Mass Communication chapter investigates the ethics of artificial intelligence (AI) journalism.
Key Features:
  • Ethical Communication features present ethical dilemmas that communicators face, prompting students to examine complex situations and weigh their own choices. Topics covered include lying, whistleblowing, and advertising to children.
  • Personally Responsible Communication features reminds students that they are what they communicate, asking them to consider their responsibility in personal communication situations. Topics covered include speaking inclusively, practicing active listening when cultures differ, and self-diagnosing an addition to smartphones.
  • Socially Responsible Communication features asks students to consider how much responsibility they have to the larger culture, encouraging more thoughtful communication. Topics covered include stereotyping, the adultification of childhood, and dealing with fake news on social media.
  • Communication in the Workplace features present direct, hands-on advice for career success. Topics covered include dealing with on-the-job conflict, tips for successful teamwork, and the dos and don'ts of workplace persuasion.
  • Challenge Yourself features offer student self-analyses, allowing them to put the chapter's lessons into action and judge for themselves their level of communication competence.

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