Jason's New Blog

I know, after years of being asked to blog about communication, I've finally broken down and created a new blog. Please take a second and see what's going on with me, my research, or my opinions about various issues related to human communication, organizational communication, or workplace learning and human performance imrpovement. More...

Over the next few months, I have a number of new books coming out. In July, the 6th Edition of Communication Apprehension, Avoidance, and Effectiveness coauthored with Virginia P. Richmond and James McCroskey will be available (Published by Allyn & Bacon). In November the two-volume set on Workplace Communication published by Praeger will be available. Also in November, look for the 2nd edition of Quantiative Research Methods for Communication.

Jason's Books

Placeholder ImageCommunication Apprehension, Avoidance, and Effectiveness

This short book explores the world of communication apprehension and the state of research in this area.

Placeholder ImageStand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking

Stand up, Speak out is published by the highly innovative publisher Flat World Knowledge. The basic version of the text is 100% freely available online for anyone to read. You can purchase copies for your preferred e-reader or purchase black and white or color versions of the text directly from the publisher, which cuts the costs of the book dramatically for students. Teachers can also customize the book to fit their own classroom needs.

Placeholder ImageCasing Organizational Communication

This book discusses the world of organizational communication using a series of highly innovative, fictionalized case studies..


Placeholder ImageDirectory of Communication Related Mental Measures

This text profiles over 500 communication-related mental measures published in a variety of communication journals. This text is a must-have for all quantitative research scholars.

Coming in Summer 2010.

Placeholder ImageQuantiative Research Methods for Communication: A Hands-On Approach

This text is the perfect first-course in quantitative research methods for students and scholars. The text has numerous features designed to help learning research methods fun and easy: step-by-step instructions for statistical computations, glossary, range of examples, and a CD-ROM that contains data sets and real research articles from Communication Research Reports and Communication Quarterly. The companion website for the book is also available at http://www.communicationresearch.info.

Placeholder ImageHuman Communication in Everday Life: Explanations and Applications

This text is an overview of the field of human communication and is intended for an entry level, survey course. The book contains over 40 research measures used in scholarly publications to help students further understand their own communicative behaviors.

The first part of the text explains the terminology and theoretical foundations of human communication, and the second half of the book shows students how these terms and theories can be applied in a range of communicative contexts (e.g., public speaking, gender, intercultural, media, organizational, health, and instructional communication).

Placeholder ImagePrinciples of Public Speaking

Principles of Public Speaking was written to help students preparing for the Dantes' examination in public speaking. This bare-bones guide is designed to help students learn the basic concepts in public speaking to help the students prepare for the test.

Placeholder ImageCommunication, Affect, and Learning in the Classroom

The Third Edition of Virginia Peck Richmond, Jason S. Wrench, and Joan Gorham's text Communication, Affect, & Learning in the Classroom is made freely available to everyone. Please feel free to read, share, and use in your own practice or teaching. Just follow the link to the PDF copy of the e-book.  This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

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If you would prefer a print copy of the text, you can purchase a copy from Cafe Press at www.cafepress.com/JasonSWrench. The cost of the printed copy covers the printing and shipping costs from Cafe Press.

Placeholder ImageMathephobia

Wrench, J. S. (2004). Mathephobia. In. M. Littauer, R. Searle, & S. Buerkle (Eds.). But Lord, I was happy shallow: Lessons learned in the deep places (pp. 73-75). Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel.

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Placeholder ImageTo Mrs. Russell

Wrench, J. S. (2000). To Mrs. Russell: An examination of when teaching works. In D. James (Ed.), Teens Can Bounce Back (pp. 85-92). Camp Hill, TN: Horizon.

Placeholder ImageThe Homophile Movement

Wrench, J. S. (2000). Homophile movements in the United States. In T. F. Murphy (Ed.), Readers Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies (pp. 285-286). Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn.