9780072286236

Communication in Groups : Applications and Skills

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    9780072286236

  • ISBN10:

    0072286237

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/26/1999
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
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Summary

This text offers a brief, step-by-step introduction to the theory and practice of small group communication. Teaching students to develop and apply their critical thinking skills in group problem solving makes this text a helpful tool for instructors.

Table of Contents

Features xix
PART ONE Orientation to Small Group Systems 1(38)
Small Groups as the Heart of Society
2(20)
Groups as Structured Open Systems
22(17)
PART TWO Foundations of Small Group Communicating 39(92)
Interpersonal Communication Principles for Group Members
40(18)
Verbal and Nonverbal Messages
58(24)
Group Problem-Solving Procedures
82(26)
Creative and Critical Thinking in the Small Group
108(23)
PART THREE Understanding and Improving Group Throughput Processes 131(106)
Becoming a Group
132(24)
Celebrating Diversity in the Small Groups
156(26)
Managing Conflicts Productively
182(26)
Applying Leadership Principles
208(29)
PART FOUR Small Group Public Presentations 237(18)
Oral Presentations
238(17)
Appendix: Techniques for Observing Problem-Solving Groups 255(17)
Glossary 272(7)
References 279(7)
Bibliography 286(2)
Index 288

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