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Communication in Small Groups Theory, Process, and Skills

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ISBN-10: 0534545513

ISBN-13: 9780534545512

Edition: 6th 2004 (Revised)

Authors: John F. Cragan, David W. Wright, Chris R. Kasch

List price: $219.95
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This well-respected text balances theory and processes with skill development. The authors are active researchers, lecturers, and communication consultants. They draw on their experiences to provide students with a clear introduction to the study of small group communication. Communication in Small Groups puts theory and research into practice. A primary objective is to discuss small group communication theory and research in a way that allows the reader to apply concepts and principles to the process of communication when working as a member of a team.
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Book details

List price: $219.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/11/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

John F. Cragan is Distinguished Professor and Assistant Chair in the Communication and Journalism Department at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, and Professor Emeritus in the School of Communication at Illinois State University, Normal, IL. He has published extensively in the areas of small group, organizational, and applied communication and has co-authored several books and scores of articles. In addition, he has consulted for numerous public and private organizations, including State Farm, 3M, and the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association.

Chris R. Kasch is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Bradley University in Peoria, IL. His current research and teaching interests lie in the area of organizational communication, including interpersonal, small group, and computer-mediated communication. In 1996, he was the first faculty member at Bradley to develop and teach courses online, including courses in Virtual Teams, Interactive Advertising, Training and Development, and Organizational Culture and Change. He has consulted for numerous public and private organizations including Caterpillar, State Farm, and various regional and national nursing associations.

Defining Small Group Communication
Learning Small Group Communication Theories
Enhancing Communication Competence: Core Communication Skills and Ethical Commitments
Structuring Problem-Solving Groups
Preparing for Group Presentations and Problem-Solving
Interpersonal Communication: Managing Relationships in Small Groups
Leading Small Groups
Effective Role Performance in Small Groups
Managing Conflict in Groups
Facilitating Group Work Within and Between Teams and Organizations