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Effective Group Discussion

ISBN-10: 007338514X
ISBN-13: 9780073385143
Edition: 13th 2010
List price: $140.00
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Description: Combining the most recent research findings with the practical tools students need to become productive group members, this leading text covers secondary groups of all kinds: work groups, committees, task forces, self-directed work teams, and other  More...

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Book details

List price: $140.00
Edition: 13th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 2/23/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Combining the most recent research findings with the practical tools students need to become productive group members, this leading text covers secondary groups of all kinds: work groups, committees, task forces, self-directed work teams, and other small groups whose objectives include finding solutions to problems, producing goods, and creating policies.

Gloria J. Galanes is Associate Professor of Communication and Mass Media at Southwest Missouri St. University and has received the University’s Faculty Excellence in Teaching and the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Member awards.

Katherine L. Adams is Professor of Speech Communication at California State University, Fresno, where she received a Meritorious Promise and Performance award in 1989. She has served as their Graduate Coordinator since 1989. She received her Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Utah under the direction of B. Aubrey Fisher. She has authored four instructor’s manuals in interpersonal and small group communication and most recently, this group communication book with Gloria Galanes. She has published articles in the areas of conversational analysis and interpersonal communication. Currently she is an associate editor for Communication Reports and The Western Journal of Communication. She participates, at all levels, in the Western States Communication Association and Speech Communication Association and teaches in the areas of interpersonal communication, communication theory, small group communication, and research methods.

The Foundations of Communicating in Groups
The Small Groups in Everyone's Life
Human Communication Processes in the Small Group Context
The Small Group as a System
Developing the Group
Diversity and the Effects of Culture
Members and their Roles
Small Group Throughput Processes
Communication and Group Culture: Tensions, Fantasy, Socialization, Norms, and Climate
Leading Small Groups: Theoretical Perspectives
Leading Small Groups: Practical Tips
Improving Group Outputs
Problem Solving and Decision Making: Theoretical Perspectives
Problem Solving and Decision Making: Practical Tips and Techniques
Managing Conflict in the Small Group
Group Evaluation and Observation Tools
Tools for Assessing and Evaluating Groups
Preparing for Problem-Solving Discussions: Informational Resources for the Group
Making Public Presentations of the Group's Output
Glossary
Author Index
Subject Index

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