Welcome to the Companion Site

Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Communication in Everyday Life, Third Edition.

The SAGE edge site for Communication in Everyday Life by Steve Duck and David McMahan offers a robust online environment you can access anytime, anywhere, and features an impressive array of free tools and resources to keep you on the cutting edge of your learning experience.


Communication in Everyday Life: A Survey of Communication, Third Edition remains the only introductory communication book to explore fundamental concepts, theories, and skills aimed at helping readers apply the material to their personal and professional lives—with a thematic integration of the relational perspective and a focus on demonstrating its direct relevance to their own everyday communication. Readers develop a strong foundation in communication concepts, theory, and research, as well as practical communication skills such as listening, critical thinking, using technology to communicate, understanding nonverbal communication, creating persuasive strategies, and managing group conflict. The highly anticipated Third Edition also introduces readers to important emerging areas in communication studies, offering unique chapters on health communication and family communication. Ideal for the digital age, this book provides up-to-date insight into the communication topics central to everyday life and reaches students through its personable and approachable style with direct examples applying communication research to their own lived experiences.


We gratefully acknowledge Steve Duck and David McMahan for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Denise Bridges, Emily Buehler of The State University of Iowa, Antoinette Doherty of Prince George's Community College, Jenna Grzeslo of Penn State University, and Hailey Gillen Hoke of Webster University for developing the ancillaries on this site.