For courses in Introduction to Communication
A five-principles approach that helps students buildpractical communication skills
The Interpersonal Communication Book provides in-depthcoverage of interpersonal communication, blending theory and research withpractical skills. Author Joseph DeVito utilizes the concept of choice as thephilosophical foundation of his narrative, emphasizing how the choicesindividuals make influence their relationships and the effectiveness of theirmessages. The 16th Edition incorporates coverage of two extraordinaryevents, the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter protests, to emphasizethe importance of interpersonal communication in our daily lives as well as thelarger world.