9780072483888

Communicating in Groups : Applications and Skills

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  • ISBN13:

    9780072483888

  • ISBN10:

    0072483881

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/13/2002
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

This brief text offers a step-by-step introduction to the theory and practice of small group communication, and teaches students to develop and apply critical thinking skills in group problem solving. Authors Kathy Adams and Gloria Galanes believe that group participation can be an uplifting and energizing experience. In this text, they give students the tools to help them move toward this outcome. Research and theory are presented with a focus on what is important to students--understanding their group experiences and making them effective.

Table of Contents

PART ONE Orientation to Small Group Systems 1(46)
Small Groups as the Heart of Society
2(26)
Groups as Structured Open Systems
28(19)
PART TWO Foundations of Small Group Communicating 47(110)
Interpersonal Communication Principles for Group Members
48(22)
Verbal and Nonverbal Messages
70(28)
Creative and Critical Thinking in the Small Group
98(28)
Group Problem-Solving Procedures
126(31)
PART THREE Understanding and Improving Group Throughput Processes 157(130)
Becoming a Group
158(34)
Celebrating Diversity in the Small Group
192(34)
Managing Conflicts Productively
226(28)
Applying Leadership Principles
254(33)
PART FOUR Small Group Public Presentations 287(1)
Planning, Organizing, and Presenting Small Group Oral Presentations
288
Appendix: Techniques for Observing Problem-Solving Groups 1(1)
References 1(1)
Bibliography 1(1)
Index 1

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