Welcome to the SAGE Edge site for Communication in Everyday Life, 4e!

Communication in Everyday Life, Fourth 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. Authors Steve Duck and David T. McMahan help 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 Fourth Edition also introduces readers to important emerging areas in communication studies, offering unique chapters on health communication and family communication. Ideal for the 21st century, this book provides up-to-date insight into the communication topics central to everyday life.

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We gratefully acknowledge Steve Duck and David T. McMahan for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Jordan Atkinson of Missouri Western State University, Mavis Carr of Hampton University, Hailey Gillen Hoke of Weber State University, and Integra Software Services for developing the resources on this site.