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Looking Out, Looking In,
15th Edition

Ronald B. Adler, Russell F. Proctor II

ISBN-13: 9781305076518 | ISBN-10: 1305076516

Copyright 2017

| Published 2016

| 448 pages

List Price USD $219.95

Overview

A longtime favorite with millions of students, LOOKING OUT, LOOKING IN, 15th Edition equips you with practical communication concepts and skills you can immediately start applying in your personal relationships as well as on the job. Extremely reader friendly, the text connects the latest theories and research to real-world practice. The Fifteenth Edition includes an all-new Chapter 2 devoted to interpersonal communication and social media, while coverage of mediated communication is also integrated throughout. In addition, diverse examples, engaging readings, compelling cartoons, vibrant photos, and popular culture references bring chapter concepts to life.

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Meet the Authors

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Ron Adler is professor emeritus at Santa Barbara City College, where he developed programs in interpersonal communication, business and professional communication and communication theories. He has co-authored and edited several textbooks that address communication contexts and topics including interpersonal communication, small group communication, public speaking, assertiveness and social skills. In addition to writing and teaching, Professor Adler works with professional and business people to improve their communication on the job.

Russell F. Proctor II is a professor at Northern Kentucky University, where he has taught since 1991. He primarily teaches courses in interpersonal communication, interviewing and communication pedagogy. In 1997 he won the university's Outstanding Professor Award. Professor Proctor is the author of numerous articles and textbooks focusing on interpersonal communication and communication education, with a particular interest in the use of feature films as instructional resources.

  • EXPANDED COVERAGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA/MEDIATED COMMUNICATION. New coverage of social media is also integrated throughout the book. Comprehensive coverage includes online impression management (Chapter 3), the impact of social media on emotion perception and expression (Chapter 5), nonverbal communication in mediated messages (Chapter 6), giving and receiving support online (Chapter 8), how social media shapes the rise and fall of close relationships (Chapter 9), and the role of social media in communication in families, friendships, and romantic relationships (Chapter 10).
  • NEW TOPICS. Completely up to date, the Fifteenth Edition reflects the latest developments and research. New discussions cover striking a balance between power and politeness, giving and receiving social support, expression of positive emotions, and more.
  • NEW LOWER PRICE. Best-selling LOOKING OUT, LOOKING IN, 15th Edition is now more affordable to make it more accessible for students, especially at a time when budgets are tight and the costs of higher education are rising.
  • NEW READINGS. Capturing the attention of today's leaners, engaging new readings help students see how topics relate to their own lives. Readings offer practical insight on how to juggle commitments with friends and romantic partners, how loneliness can be pervasive in a hyperconnected world, instagramming to project an idealized identity, saving lives by texting support, and how posting photos online can strengthen close relationships.
  • NEW COVERAGE OF POPULAR CULTURE. Captioned photos in every chapter illustrate how principles in the text operate in everyday life. Examples come from television, films, and people in the news.
  • ALL-NEW CHAPTER. The new Chapter 2, Interpersonal Communication and Social Media, is devoted to the role of mediated communication in interpersonal relationships. Topics include differences between mediated and face-to-face communication, the benefits and costs of social media, how gender and age influence the uses of mediated communication, and how to use social media competently to achieve personal and relational goals.
  • MindTap® Speech for Adler's LOOKING OUT, LOOKING IN, 15th Edition is the digital learning solution that helps you engage and transform your students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments, and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics and an accessible reader, MindTap® helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers.
  • An attention-grabbing assortment of photographs, cartoons, and magazine-style readings reinforce concepts, provide quick starting points for lively classroom discussions, and demonstrate the application of the communication principles described in the chapter.
  • Highlighting the connection between scholarship and everyday life, this seminal user-friendly text delivers a wealth of information and features that show readers how the concepts and skills they learn using this program will help them improve all-important personal and professional relationships.
  • In-text, hands-on activities help instructors illustrate how key course concepts relate to every student's life and experiences. Activities such as Pause and Reflect and Skill Builder exercises are assignable as homework.
  • Maximizing student study time and course success, every chapter includes outlines, learning objectives, key terms, online resources, and other tools to help students focus their studies and gauge their progress.

Table of Contents

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1. A First Look at Interpersonal Communication.
2. Interpersonal Communication and Social Media.
3. Communication and Identity: Creating and Presenting the Self.
4. Perception: What You See Is What You Get.
5. Emotions: Feeling, Thinking, and Communicating.
6. Language: Barrier and Bridge.
7. Nonverbal Communication: Messages Beyond Words.
8. Listening: More Than Meets the Ear.
9. Communication and Relational Dynamics.
10. Communication in Close Relationships.
11. Improving Communication Climates.
12. Managing Interpersonal Conflicts.

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Looking Out, Looking In

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