Human Communication in Everyday Life introduces readers to the basic concepts in human communication and demonstrates how they can be used in a variety of communicative contexts. Built on a social-scientific approach, Human Communication in Everyday Life focuses on research that has come to light within the field in the last 30 years. The first part of this book is dedicated to introducing the basic concepts involved in the study of human communication while the second half explores the application of these concepts. Each chapter is filled with current research and pop-culture examples designed to help make this book reader-friendly and informative. Many of the chapters also include Research Measures that readers can fill out to help gauge their own communicative behaviors on a personal level.