Small Group Communication: Theory and Practice An Anthology

ISBN-10: 0195330005

ISBN-13: 9780195330007

Edition: 8th 2003

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The eighth edition of Small Group Communication: Theory and Practice (An Anthology) presents a collection of readings from the most well-known researchers and practitioners in the field. This comprehensive anthology spans a broad range of topics in communication theory, research, and practice. These include contemporary views of small groups, theories of group communication, group development and organization, group communication processes, group and team performance, group leadership, culture and diversity in groups, and methods for analyzing group communication. New to the Eighth Edition: New lead coeditor Randy Hirokawa (University of Iowa) brings a strong background in small group communication to the new edition, which features fourteen new and three updated chapters. New topics include: * The bona fide group perspective * The functional perspective * Symbolic convergence theory * Multiple sequence models of group development * Virtual group communication * New communication technologies * Social influence processes in groups * Counteractive influence and group leadership * Characteristics of effective health care teams * Sex, gender, and communication in groups * Narrative analysis of group communication * Methods for evaluating group communication In addition, two new sections have been added: "Theories of Group Communication" and "Observing Group Communication," with three new chapters in each section. Thought-provoking introductions to each section provide internal cohesiveness and structure to the book. Importantly, each reading offers its own individual introduction, which alerts readers to key points and integrates the selection into the larger themes of the section. These introductions serve as a "road map" as students travel through the ongoing intellectual developments, diverse views, and continuing debates that make the study of small group communication an exciting adventure.
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Book details

List price: $85.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/20/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

LARRY SAMOVAR, Emeritus Professor at San Diego State University, received his Ph.D. from Purdue University, where he taught for five years. He was also an invited scholar at Nihon University in Japan. As an early pioneer in the field of intercultural communication, he has been a guest speaker at many universities in the United States. In addition, Dr. Samovar has worked as a communication consultant in both the private and public sectors. He has written and/or edited 14 textbooks--totaling 45 editions. Many of his publications have been translated into foreign languages and are used in 11 countries. As an active researcher he has presented more than 100 scholarly papers and conducted numerous seminars and workshops at international, national, and regional conferences. His publication list is extensive and encompasses books and articles on intercultural communication, small group communication, interpersonal communication, and public speaking.

Nature of Groups
Introduction
Groups as Systems
Rethinking the Nature of Groups: A Bona Fide Group Perspective
Distinguishing Characteristics of Virtual Groups
Theories of Group Communication
Introduction
Effective Decision-making and Problem-solving in Groups: A Functional Perspective
Symbolic Convergence Theory
Group Communication and the Structuring Process
Organization of Groups
Introduction
Time and Transition in Work Teams: Toward a New Model of Group Development
Multiple Sequence Model of Group Development
Group Processes
Introduction
Spatial Relationships in Small Groups
Feedback Processes in Task Groups
Influencing Others in Group Interaction: Individual, Subgroup, Group, and Intergroup Processes
Groups and Teams
Introduction
Communication and Group Decision-making Efficacy
New Communication Technologies and Teams
Characteristics of Effective Health Care Teams
Teaming with Emotions: The Impact of Emotionality on Work-Team Collaboration
Leadership in Groups
Introduction
Leadership as the Art of Counteractive Influence in Decision-making and Problem-solving Groups
Leadership and Gender: Challenging Assumptions and Recognizing Resources
Leadership as Organizing
Diversity in Groups
Introduction
Sex, Gender, and Communication in Small Groups
Communication in the Multicultural Group
Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Work Group Communication
Analyzing Group Communication
Introduction
Observing Group Interaction
Narrative Analysis of Group Communication
Evaluating Group Discussion
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