Thought, Experience, Sense

Cognitive Approaches to Enhanced Communication Competence (First Edition)
Gwen A. Hullman
Paperback, 202 pages
ISBN: 978-1-62661-092-7 ©2015
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    Thought, Experience, Sense: Cognitive Approaches to Enhanced Communication Competence gives readers a solid foundation in theories regarding cognitive influences on the interpersonal communication process. It also enhances understanding of how these theories can be practically applied.

    Readers will learn various measures of and perspectives on communicative competence. They will study the role of listening and the skill of audience adaptation. The material also includes information on framing, awareness, acquiring feedback, and avoiding perceptual errors. Specific topics include self-monitoring, cognitive load, message design logic, fundamental attribution error, and self-serving bias.

    Thought, Experience, Sense: Cognitive Approaches to Enhanced Communication Competence fills a gap in the discourse and makes much-needed information available to undergraduate students. It features diverse readings on the subject matter and uses case studies to bring the material to life. The anthology is an excellent reader for introductory and advanced interpersonal communication courses as well as classes in social psychology.

    Gwen A. Hullman earned her Ph.D at Kent State University. She is an associate professor of interpersonal communication at the University of Nevada, Reno and serves as Chair of the Department of Communication Studies. Dr. Hullman is the recipient of teaching awards from the International Communication Association, the National Communications Association, and the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Nevada. Her research interests include communication competence, mediation, and message design in both interpersonal and media contexts. Dr. Hullman's work has been published in Communication Monographs, Health Communication, and Communication Research Reports.