Rothwell In the Company of Others

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In the Company of Others

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A survey text designed to provide an overview of the field of human communication, "In the Company of Others" covers the major communication issues discussed in an introduction to communication course. Cooperation is developed as a recurring theme and strategies are given for working with others in a more effective way, even when dealing with controversy. The communication competence model is discussed and applied throughout the text.

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"Right from the start I was drawn in through the use of humor. Who doesn't like a good joke? Even when the laughs stopped, I kept reading. The conversational style distinguishes Rothwell from most of the introductory texts I've read."--Robert E. Mild Jr., Fairmont State University"The subject or topic headings are eye-catching for each of the chapters. This suggests a more contemporary take on the traditional topics and incorporates a more current perspective."--Jason Teven, California State University, Fullerton"I really like this framework for teaching listening. I will use the ideas in my class. . . . Wonderful ways to teach and encourage critical thinking in a basic communication textbook!"--Kimberly Cuny, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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This text emphasizes cooperation and strategies for working with others in a more effective way. The five elements of the communication competence model are introduced in Chapter 1 and integrated throughout the text.
The five elements of the communication competence model are introduced in Chapter 1 and integrated throughout the text.
Unique chapter on Power (#8) demonstrates how power can be a constructive or destructive force in communicating with others. Issues of power resurface throughout the book where appropriate. Such topics as the effects of power imbalances in relationships, sources of personal power, strategies for transacting power competently and cooperatively, and ways to empower ourselves and others are addressed.
Coverage of intercultural communication is introduced in Chapter 4 and thoroughly integrated throughout the text.
Two types of boxes reinforce the ideas in the text: Focus on Controversy boxes address controversial issues related to human communication and include questions for thought and discussion; Sharper Focus boxes provide the opportunity to explore in-depth examples that illustrate key concepts in the chapter.
New chapter (#2) on Creating A Communication Climate offers useful insights and advice on skill- building earlier in the text. This allows students more time and opportunities to learn and practice important skills such as how to respond to connecting bids from others and how to communicate supportively not defensively. The Communication Competence Model has been broadened to include "communication climate."
A section on Organizational Communication has been added to Chapter 13 (Teambuilding and Teamwork.)
Technology and Communication Competence, previously Chapter 18, has been substantially revised and is now Chapter 9. The chapter moves away from a Mass Communication focus and provides a focus on the influence of rapidly changing communication technologies on human relationships and transactions.
Increased pedagogy to help students focus includes "Questions without Consequences," website practice tests for each chapter and "Film School," video movies cited with ratings from Video guide and thought-provoking questions asked about each movie.

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