Group Dynamics

ISBN-10: 0534261485
ISBN-13: 9780534261481
Edition: 3rd 1999
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List price: $117.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 10/30/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 640
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

This best-seller is known in the field for being the most comprehensive treatment of groups available. This revision has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest research as well as the latest applications to organizational, industrial, educational, judiciary, athletic, and interpersonal settings. Writing in a friendly style, Forsyth builds each chapter around a separate, real-life case example and integrates various perspectives from disciplines such as psychology, sociology, anthropology, education, and political science to achieve a comprehensive analysis of group behavior. The concepts, tightly woven with pedagogy, teach the students about group dynamics rather than simply exposing them to basic principles and research findings.

ONE - THE SCIENCE OF GROUP DYNAMICS. The Science of Group Dynamics. The Nature of Groups: What Is a Group? Some Examples; What Is a Group? A Definition. What Is a Group? Properties and Processes. Groups Are Dynamic. The Nature of Group Dynamics: The Discovery of Groups. Are Groups Real? Contemporary Group Dynamics. Group Dynamics Is Dynamic. TWO- STUDYING GROUPS. Measurement in Group Dynamics: Observational Techniques. Self-Report Measures. Research Designs in Group Dynamics: Case Studies. Experimentation. Correlational Designs. Selecting a Research Design. Theories in Group Dynamics: Motivational Models. Behavioral Approaches. Systems Theories. Cognitive Approaches. Biological Models. Selecting a Theory. THREE - THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE GROUP. From Isolation To Belonging: The Replacement Hypothesis. The Belongingness Hypothesis. Groups and Society. The Value of Groups. From Individuality to Collectivity. Groups and Identity. Which Self? The Two Sides to Identity. Social Identity and Self-Worth. Turning Against the Group: Seeking Individuality. FOUR - JOINING AND LEAVING GROUPS. Becoming a Group Member: Introversion and Extroversion. Social Motivation. Social Anxiety, Shyness, and Groups. Men, Women, and Groups. Group Formation: Affiliation, Ambiguity, and Social Comparison. Stress and Social Support. Groups and Collective Endeavors. Proximity and Social Integration. Interpersonal Attraction. The Economics of Membership Group Socialization: Costs and Commitment. Stages of Socialization. The End of Membership. FIVE - STRUCTURE. Andes Survivors: One Group's Triumph Over Extraordinary Adversity. Norms: The Development of Norms. The Transmission of Norms. Roles: Role Differentiation. Role Stress. Intermember Relations: Status Hierarchies. Social Standing. Communication networks. The Ties that Bind. SIX - COHESION AND DEVELOPMENT. Disney Studios: The Team that Walt Built. The Nature of Group Cohesion: What is Group Cohesion? Measuring Group Cohesion. Developing Group Cohesion: Member Satisfaction and Adjustment. Group Dynamics and Influence. Group Performance. Application: Work Teams: What Is a Work Team? Team Building. Are Teams Effective? SEVEN - INFLUENCE. The Corona Trial Jury: The Group as Arbiter of Justice. Majority Influence: The Power of the Many: Asch and Majority Influence. Limits To Majority Influence. Minority Influence: The Power of the Few: Moscovici and Minority Influence. Influence as Social Impact. Sources of Group Influence: Informational Influence. Normative Influence. Interpersonal Influence. Application: Understanding Juries: Jury Dynamics. How Effective Are Juries? Improving Juries. EIGHT - POWER. The People's Temple: The Metamorphic Effects of Power. Obedience to Authority: The Milgram Experiments. Milgram's Findings. Sources of Power: Power Bases. Power Tactics. The Dynamics of Authority. The Roots of Obedience. The Metamorphic Effects of Power: Compliance and Conversion. Resistance to Influence. Changes in the Powerholder. Question Authority. NINE - CONFLICT. Jobs Versus Scully: When Group Members Turn Against Each Other. The Roots Of Conflict: Disaffection And Disagreement. Substantive Conflicts. Procedural Conflicts. Competition And Conflict. Social Dilemmas. Confrontation And Escalation: Uncertainty-Commitment. Perception-Misperception. Weak Tactics-Stronger Tactics. Reciprocity-Upward Conflict Spiral. Few-Many. Irritation-Anger. Conflict Resolution: Commitment-Negotiation. Misperception-Understanding. Strong Tactics-Cooperative Tactics. Upward-Downward Conflict Spirals. Many-One. Anger-Composure. The Value of Conflict. TEN - PERFORMANCE. The Relay Test Room: Enhancing Productivity Through Teamwork. Social Facilitation: When Does Social Facilitation Occur? Why Does Social Facilitation Occur? Social Facilitation: Conclusions And Applications. Social Combination: Composition: Who Is In The Group? Task Demands: What Is To Be Done. Two Heads Are Better, Sometimes. Social

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