Human Communication in Society (5th edition) – eBook


  • Authors: Jess K. Alberts, Thomas K. Nakayama, Judith N. Martin
  • File Size: 25 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 449 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 5th edition
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0134553721 / 0134554027 / 0134556089
  • ISBN-13: 9780134553726 / 9780134556086 / 9780134554020


An overview of communication that balances social and individual factors – Human Communication in Society 5th edition (PDF) presents a lively overview of the discipline that engages college students in exploring the implications of communication in their everyday lives. Providing a balance between application and theory, authors Jess Alberts, Judith Martin and Thomas Nakayama highlight the tension between societal and individual forces and encourage communication students to recognize the value of multiple perspectives in understanding communication. The latest 5th Edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest research and to include expanded coverage of LGBT voices and social media.

Human Communication in Society 5e is intended for the survey of Human Communication course. This is the course that covers multiple subfields of communication and presumes little if any public speaking assignments. Based on feedback of over 100 faculty reviewers and over 2,000 college students who class tested the manuscript, Human Communication in Society fifth edition PDF is the only textbook to show how the interplay between the society and individual impacts communication. By understanding how the tensions that exist among individual forces, cultures, societal forces, and context shape communication and meaning, students become much more ethical and effective communicators.