7th Edition

Listening Attitudes, Principles, and Skills

By Judi Brownell Copyright 2024
    512 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    512 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This fully updated seventh edition takes an experiential approach to listening instruction, providing extensive applied examples and cases within the context of the HURIER listening model.

    This textbook encourages students to view listening as a process involving six interrelated components which are developed along the parallel dimensions of theory and skill building. This new edition includes additional and updated cases, exercises, and questions for discussion to address students’ world of evolving technology, expanding social boundaries, and global communication challenges. A new challenge, integrative listening, addresses students’ social responsibility as effective listeners and suggests that they apply their skills to create strong listening environments characterized by respectful and inclusive dialogue. Students move from self-reflection and self-knowledge through skill development and personal applications to creating listening environments that facilitate productive conversation and collaboration. Cases in “the bigger picture” address issues such as the opioid crisis, fake news, artificial intelligence, and teenagers’ mental health.

    Listening serves as a core textbook for courses in listening, communication studies, communication skills, interpersonal communication, management, human resources, and education.

    Part I: An Introduction to Listening                  

    1. Improving Listening Effectiveness

    2. Listening Theory and Research                          

    Part II: Listening Principles and Applications

    3. The Process of Hearing                                      

    4. The Process of Understanding                            

    5. The Process of Remembering                             

    6. The Process of Interpreting                                

    7. The Process of Evaluating                                  

    8. The Process of Responding                                

    Part III: Listening: Relationships and Challenges                                                             

    9. Listening Relationships                                      

    10. Listening Challenges                                        


    Judi Brownell is Professor Emeritus at the Nolan School of Hotel Administration in the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University, USA.