Third Edition   ©2015

Real Communication

An Introduction

Dan O'Hair (University of Kentucky) , Mary Wiemann (Santa Barbara City College) , Dorothy Imrich Mullin (University of California, Santa Barbara) , Jason Teven (California State University, Fullerton)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4576-6292-2; ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-6292-8; Format: Paper Text, 656 pages

A human communication text that's current, authoritative—and based on real life.

Real Communication uses stories from real people and the world around us as the foundation for the liveliest introduction to human communication available today. Professors and students alike have fallen in love with Real Communication's down-to-earth writing style, its current scholarship, and its wealth of learning and teaching tools. They also appreciate how Real Communication strives to weave together the discipline's different strands with CONNECT, a feature that shows students how to apply concepts across interpersonal, small group, and public speaking contexts.

In this edition, Real Communication matches cutting-edge content with powerful digital tools accessible through LaunchPad. The authors have revised all chapters to include new scholarship, updated and realistic examples, a new focus on communication skills on the job, and even more on communication using emerging technologies an adaptive quizzing program and a host of videos that exemplify communication concepts.

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Real Communication is more likely to be read by my students than many of the textbooks I have used. It treats each topic with an engaging and compelling style.
Randy Reese, College of Western Idaho