Effective Group Discussion: Theory and Practice

Author: Galanes, Gloria J.,Adams, Katherine L.
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Category: Phonetics, Phonology, Business & Management
Book Format: Paperback

Now in its fourteenth successful edition, Effective Group Discussion combines the most recent research findings and practical tools students need to become productive group members. A variety of secondary groups are covered in the text: 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.

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Table Of Contents
PrefacePart I: The Foundations of Communicating in Groups Chapter 1. The Small Groups in Everyone's Life Chapter 2. Human Communication Processes in the Small Group ContextChapter 3. The Small Group as a SystemPart II: Developing the GroupChapter 4. Diversity and the Effects of CultureChapter 5. The Members and Their RolesPart III: Small Group Throughput ProcessesChapter 6. Communication and Group Culture: Tensions, Fantasy, Socialization, Norms, and ClimateChapter 7. Leading Small Groups: Theoretical PerspectivesChapter 8. Leading Small Groups: Practical TipsPart IV: Improving Group OutputsChapter 9. Problem Solving and Decision Making in Groups: Theoretical PerspectivesChapter 10. Problem Solving and Decision Making in Groups: Practical Tips and TechniquesChapter 11. Managing Conflict in the Small GroupPart V: Group Observation and Evaluation ToolsChapter 12. Tools for Assessing and Evaluating GroupsAppendix A: Preparing for Problem-Solving Discussions: Informational Resources for the GroupAppendix B: Making Public Presentations of the Group's OutputAppendix C: Using Technology to Help Your GroupGlossaryCreditsName IndexSubject Index
About Gloria Galanes
Gloria J. Galanes is Associate Professor of Communication and Mass Media at Missouri State University and has received the Universitys 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 instructors 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.


SKU BK-9780073534343
Barcode # 9780073534343
Brand McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Artist / Author Galanes, Gloria J., Adams, Katherine L.
Shipping Weight 0.6800kg
Shipping Width 1.800m
Shipping Height 23.100m
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