9780073523866

Communicating in Groups: Applications and Skills

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073523866

  • ISBN10:

    0073523860

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/25/2014
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Summary

In its ninth edition, Communicating in Groups provides a fresh look at modern group communication while retaining the foundational information about research and theory that has made the text so popular. Helpful tables and images, as well as boxes showcasing ethical dilemmas, “Apply Now“ situations, and current issues related to media and technology complement the information. Along with the authors' conversational style, these features make the text accessible and relatable for students, who will come away with a deep understanding of small group communication and the positive impact they can make through effective interactions.

Table of Contents

Adams, Communicating in Groups, 9e

PART ONE: Orientation to Small Group Systems

Chapter 1: Small Groups as the Heart of Society

Chapter 2: Groups as Structured Open Systems

PART TWO: Foundations of Small Group Communicating

Chapter 3: Communication Principles for Group Members

Chapter 4: Using Verbal and Nonverbal Messages in Small Group Communication

PART THREE: From Individuals to Group

Chapter 5: Becoming a Group

Chapter 6: Working with Diversity in the Small Group

PART FOUR: Understanding and Improving Group Throughput Processes

Chapter 7: Creative and Critical Thinking in the Small Group

Chapter 8: Group Problem-Solving Procedures

Chapter 9: Managing Conflicts Productively

Chapter 10: Applying Leadership Principles

*ONLINE ONLY*: PART FIVE: Small Group Public Presentations

Chapter 11: Planning, Organizing, and Presenting Small Group Oral Presentations

Appendix A: Techniques for Observing Problem-Solving Groups

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