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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