Communication apprehension, avoidance, and effectiveness

written by Virginia P. Richmond, Jason S. Wrench and James C. McCroskey

<P><B><I>Overcome your fear of public speaking</I></B></P><P><B><I> </I></B></P><P>A perfect supplemental text for courses in public speaking, this book provides a clear overview of the process of human communication.  It analyzes the behaviors that cause speakers to experience shyness, apprehension, or a desire to avoid public speaking situations.  Further, it describes the effects of such behaviors on the communication process and a range of strategies to reduce such anxieties. Starting from the premise that speech anxiety is one of the most common obstructions to clear and effective communication, the text provides students with a greater understanding for the reasons that people experience such fears and concrete suggestions for how to overcome them.</P><P> </P><P><B><U>Learning Goals</U></B></P><P>Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:</P><UL><LI>Understand the process of human communication </LI><LI>Analyze behaviors that cause fear of public speaking </LI><LI>Explore strategies to reduce anxiety</LI></UL>

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  • <B><P>In this Section:</P><P>1) Brief Table of Contents</P><P>2) Full Table of Contents </P></B><P> </P><B><P>1) Brief Table of Contents </P></B><P> </P><P><B>Chapter 1:</B> An Overview of Human Communication</P><P><B>Chapter 2: </B>Shyness: The Behavior of Not Communicating</P><P><B>Chapter 3: </B>Scared Speechless: The Fear of Communication</P><P><B>Chapter 4:</B> Intercultural and Interethnic Communication Apprehension</P><P><B>Chapter 5:</B> Impact of Apprehension, Shyness, and Low Willingness to Communicate in Life </P><P><B>Chapter 6: </B>Communication Avoidance and Communication Effectiveness</P><P><B>Chapter 7:</B> Reducing Apprehension and Anxiety About Communication</P><P></P><P>  </P><P></P><B><P>2) Full Table of Contents </P><P></B></P></B><P style="MARGIN: 0px"> </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>Chapter 1: An Overview of Human Communication</B></P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Definition of Human Communication</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Components of the Human Communication Process</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Noise</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Functions of the Communication Process</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Misconceptions About Communication</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"> </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>Chapter 2: </B><B>Shyness: The Behavior of Not Communicating</B></P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Individual Differences in Communication</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Effects of Individual Differences</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Nature of Shyness</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Causes of Shyness</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Types of Shy People</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Measures of Shyness</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"> </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>Chapter 3:</B> <B>Scared Speechless: The Fear of Communication</B></P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Nature of Communication Apprehension</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Types of Communication Apprehension</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Causes of Communication Apprehension</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Effects of Communication Apprehension</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Personality Correlates of Apprehension</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Compulsive Communicators </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"> </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>Chapter 4:</B> <B>Intercultural and Interethnic Communication Apprehension</B></P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Influence of Culture on Communication Apprehension</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Intercultural Communication Apprehension</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Interethnic Communication Apprehension</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Communication Apprehension in Other Cultural Contexts</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"> </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>Chapter 5: </B><B>Impact of Apprehension, Shyness, and Low Willingness to Communicate in Life</B> </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Behaviors of Quiet and Talkative People</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Quiet vs. Talkative People: A Generalized Profile</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Interpersonal Perceptions</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Everyday Life</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"> </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>Chapter 7: </B><B>Communication Avoidance and Communication Effectiveness</B></P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Contributors to Communication Effectiveness</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Self-Perceived Communication Competence</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Social Style</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Immediacy</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"> </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>Chapter 8: </B><B>Reducing Apprehension and Anxiety About Communication</B></P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Theories of Causes</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Treatment Approaches</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Samples of Nonthreatening to Threatening Communication Situations</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Summary</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"> </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Selected References</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"> </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Appendices</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"> </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">A:         Introversion Scale</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">B:         Shyness Scale (SS)</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">C:         Willingness to Communicate Scale (WTC)</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">D:         Writing Apprehension Test (WAT)</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">E:         Test of Singing Apprehension (TOSA)</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">F:         Personal Report of Communication Apprehension (PRCA-24)</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">G:         Personal Report of Public Speaking Anxiety (PRPSA)</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">H:         Communication Apprehension in Generalized Contexts</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">I:          Situational Communication Apprehension Measure (SCAM)</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">J:          Self-Perceived Communication Competence Scale (SPCC)</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">K:        Talkaholism or Compulsive Communication</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">L:         Personal Report of Intercultural Communication Apprehension (PRICA)</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">M:        Personal Report of Interethnic Communication Apprehension (PRECA)</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">N:        Religious Communication Apprehension (RCA) </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">O:        Sociocommunicative Orientation</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">P:         Fear of Physician (FOP)</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Q:        Computer-Mediated Communication Apprehension (CMCA)</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"><P style="MARGIN: 0px"> </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"> </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"></P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"></P>

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書名 Communication apprehension, avoidance, and effectiveness
著作者等 McCroskey, James C.
Richmond, Virginia P.
Richmond Virginia Peck
Wrench Jason S.
出版元 Pearson
刊行年月 c2013
版表示 6th ed
ページ数 viii, 148 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 9780205118045
NCID BB10814530
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国