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Communication in Everyday Life is the first survey of communication textbook to explore fundamental concepts, theories, and skills with a thematic integration--the relational perspective--aimed at helping students apply the material to their own lives. This book provides students with a strong foundation in communication concepts, theory, and research, while helping them ...more
Paperback, 480 pages
Published October 2nd 2009 by Sage Publications, Inc
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Jan 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
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This is one of the few textbooks I have actually enjoyed reading. I used this book for a winter communication class I took and I didn’t mind reading the chapters because they are so easy and smooth to read. The one downside to this book is that it doesn’t go very into detail, topics are quickly glazed over. However, that is to be expected for most survey-esque or 100-level textbooks.
Apr 10, 2013 rated it did not like it
Rather worthless text.

What I got out of it:

1) Process of Active Listening ~
Receiving, Attending, Interpreting (assign meaning to sounds and symbolic activity), Responding.

2) Saying: “See ya later” or “What time shall we meet tomorrow?” -- this sustaining of relationships conceals a simple mechanism for continuing relationships even if this particular interaction is ended.
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Steve Duck (Steven W. Duck) a British social psychologist turned communication scholar, is the Daniel & Amy Starch Distinguished Research Professor and Chair, Department of Rhetoric, at the University of Iowa.

He has made contributions to the scientific field of social and personal relationships.

He attended Bristol Grammar School and Pembroke College, Oxford before gaining a Ph.D. from