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Communicating in Groups Applications and Skills

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ISBN-10: 0072483881

ISBN-13: 9780072483888

Edition: 5th 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Katherine L. Adams, Gloria J. Galanes, John K. Brilhart

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List price: $67.81
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 6/13/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

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.

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.

Orientation to Small Group Systems
Small Groups as the Heart of Society Groups in Your Life
Groups versus Individuals as Problem Solvers Groups, Small Groups, and Small Group Theory
Classifying Groups by their Major Purpose Being a Valuable Group Member Being and Ethical Group Member
The Participant-Observer Perspective
Groups as Structured Open Systems Overview of General Systems Theory
The Small Group as a System Life Cycles in a System Organizations as Systems of Groups
Foundations of Small Group Communicating
Interpersonal Communication Principles for Group Members Communication: What's That?
Implications for Small Group Communication Listening: Receiving, Interpreting, and Responding to Messages from Other Group Members
Verbal and Nonverbal Messages Creating Messages in a Small Group
How Communication Structures the Small Group
Using Language to Help the Group Progress Nonverbal
Signals in Small Group Communication Computer-Mediated Communication and Group Messages
Creative and Critical Thinking in the Small Group
What Is Creative Thinking? Enhancing Group Creativity
What Makes Thinking "Critical"?
Enhancing Critical Thinking in a Group
Group Problem-Solving Procedures
A Systematic Procedure as the Basis for Problem Solving
What is a Problem?
The Procedural Model of Problem Solving (P-MOPS) Applications of P-MOPS
Understanding and Improving Group Throughput Processes
Becoming a Group Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Tensions&#183
Phases in the Development of a Group
Group Socialization of Members&#183
Leadership and Leaders Group Roles Rules and Norms Development of a Group's Climate
Celebrating Diversity in the Small Group
What is Diversity? Celebrating Diversity/Bridging Differences
Managing Conflicts Productively
What is Conflict?
Myths about Conflict Groupthink
Managing Conflict in the Group
Applying Leadership Principles Myths about Leadership Current Ideas about Leadership
What Groups Expect Leaders to Do Encouraging Distributed Leadership
Ethical Guidelines for Group Leaders
Small Group Public Presentations
Planning, Organizing, and presenting Small Group Presentations
The Planning Stage
The Organizing Stage
The Presenting Stage
What Makes a Good Oral
Presentation Appendix: Techniques for Observing Problem-Solving Groups