ERIC Number: ED082238
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Human Listening: Processes and Behavior.
Weaver, Carl H.
This book is divided into three conceptual areas: a general presentation of listening behavior and its place in the communication process, the major social and psychological processes involved in the selection and cognition of aurally received data, and remedial measures for both the speaker and the auditor. "Listening behavior: an overview" defines listening and emphasizes its necessary role in any theory of communication. Common misconceptions are evaluated and reasons are presented for improving listening behavior. "Cognitive structuring: selective attention and data handling" discusses the three processes of cognition. "cognitive structuring: two important variables" describes and explains two organismic states which affect the three processes of cognition described in the previous chapters. Chapters 4 and 5 consider how listeners can improve their ability to receive data and how speakers can aid their listeners. Both chapters present exercises to develop these abilities. Bibliographies are provided at the ends of the chapters. Two appendixes, "The Teaching and Testing of Listening" and "The Use of Compressed Speech in Research and Teaching" are included. (LL)
Descriptors: Audiences, Audiolingual Skills, Cognitive Processes, Communication Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Listening, Listening Comprehension, Listening Comprehension Tests, Listening Habits, Listening Skills, Perceptual Development, Speech Communication, Speech Skills, Verbal Communication
The Bobbs-Merill Company, Inc., College Division, 4300 West 62nd Street, Indianapolis, Ind. 46268 ($1.95 paper)
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