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Effective Group Discussion,9780697327260

Effective Group Discussion

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9th
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9780697327260

ISBN10:
0697327264
Pub. Date:
1/1/1997
Publisher(s):
BROWN WM C CO PUBLISHERS
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Table of Contents

Preface vii
Part 1 Introduction to the Study of Small Groups 1(40)
1 The Small Groups in Everyone's Life
3(18)
Central Message
3(1)
Study Objectives
3(1)
Key Terms
3(4)
Important Concepts and Terms
7(2)
Types of Small Groups
9(6)
Primary Groups
9(1)
Secondary Groups
10(5)
Ethical Behavior of Group Members
15(1)
Participant-Observer Perspective
16(1)
Summary
17(1)
Exercises
18(1)
Bibliography
19(1)
Notes
19(22)
2 The Small Group As a System
21(22)
Central Message
21(1)
Study Objectives
21(1)
Key Terms
21(1)
An Example of an Effective Problem-Solving Group
22(5)
The Small Group As an Open System
27(6)
Characteristics of an Ideal Secondary Group
33(6)
Input Variables
33(2)
Throughput Variables
35(2)
Output Variables
37(1)
Environmental Factors
38(1)
Summary
39(1)
Exercises
39(1)
Bibliography
40(1)
Notes
40(1)
Part 2 The Foundations of Communicating in Groups 41(68)
3 Human Communication Processes in Small Groups
43(16)
Central Message
43(1)
Study Objectives
43(1)
Key Terms
43(1)
What Is Communication?
44(6)
Principles of Communication
44(3)
Myths About Communication
47(1)
A Description of a Communication Transaction
48(2)
Listening and Responding During Discussions
50(5)
Pitfalls to Listening Effectively
51(2)
Effective Listening in the Small Group
53(2)
Summary
55(1)
Exercises
55(2)
Bibliography
57(1)
Notes
57(2)
4 Verbal and Nonverbal Signals in Small Group Communication
59(22)
Central Message
59(1)
Study Objectives
59(1)
Key Terms
59(1)
The Nature of Language
60(8)
Problems Resulting from Language Choices
61(6)
Improving Communication by Organizing Remarks
67(1)
Nonverbal Signals in Small Group Communication
68(9)
Principles of Nonverbal Communication
68(2)
Functions of Nonverbal Communication
70(2)
Types of Nonverbal Signals
72(5)
Summary
77(1)
Exercises
78(1)
Bibliography
79(1)
Notes
79(2)
5 The Effects of Culture on Small Group Communication
81(28)
Central Message
81(1)
Study Objectives
81(1)
Key Terms
81(3)
What Is Culture?
84(2)
Cultural Characteristics that Affect Communication
86(5)
Worldview
86(2)
Individualism Versus Collectivism
88(1)
Power Distance
89(1)
Uncertainty Avoidance
89(1)
Low-Versus High-Context Communication
90(1)
Crosscultural Communication Differences
91(5)
Language
91(2)
Nonverbal Signals
93(3)
Gender and Race As Culture
96(4)
Gender
96(3)
Race
99(1)
Becoming Interculturally Competent
100(2)
Summary
102(1)
Exercises
102(2)
Bibliography
104(1)
Notes
104(5)
Part 3 Developing the Small Group 109(98)
6 The Members
111(12)
Central Message
111(1)
Study Objectives
111(1)
Key Terms
111(1)
Group Size
112(1)
Personal Behavior: Characteristics, Attitudes, and Competencies
113(6)
Personal Traits
113(2)
Communicative Attitudes
115(4)
Summary
119(1)
Exercises
120(1)
Bibliography
121(1)
Notes
121(2)
7 From Individuals to Group: Norms and Roles
123(20)
Central Message
123(1)
Study Objectives
123(1)
Key Terms
123(1)
Development of Group Culture
124(1)
Communication and the Structuring of Small Groups
124(2)
Tension Among Members
126(2)
Primary Tension
126(1)
Secondary Tension
127(1)
Phases in the Development of Small Groups
128(1)
Development of Group Norms
129(4)
Changing a Norm
132(1)
Development of Role Structure
133(6)
Role Emergence
134(1)
Classifying Group Roles
134(5)
Summary
139(1)
Exercises
139(2)
Bibliography
141(1)
Notes
141(2)
8 From Individuals to Group: Fantasy and Cohesiveness
143(18)
Central Message
143(1)
Study Objectives
143(1)
Key Terms
143(1)
Communication Networks
144(1)
Status Hierarchy
145(1)
Fantasy Themes
146(4)
Cohesiveness
150(7)
Teambuilding
152(2)
SYMLOG: Depicting Cohesiveness
154(3)
Summary
157(1)
Exercises
157(2)
Bibliography
159(1)
Notes
159(2)
9 Perspectives on Leadership in Small Groups
161(20)
Central Message
161(1)
Study Objectives
161(1)
Key Terms
161(1)
Leadership and Leaders
162(3)
Leadership
162(1)
Leader
163(2)
Theoretical Approaches to Leadership
165(7)
Traits Approaches
165(2)
Styles Approaches
167(1)
Contingency Approaches
168(4)
Communicative Competencies Approach
172(1)
Communicative Competencies of Effective Discussion Leaders
172(2)
The Relationship Between Leaders and Members
174(1)
Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) Model
174(1)
The Case for Distributed Leadership
175(1)
Summary
176(1)
Exercises
177(1)
Bibliography
178(1)
Notes
178(3)
10 Serving As Designated Leader
181(26)
Central Message
181(1)
Study Objectives
181(1)
Key Terms
181(1)
Group-Centered Democratic Leadership
182(1)
Leader As Completer
183(1)
Responsibilities and Techniques of Discussion Leaders and Chairs
183(20)
Administrative Duties
185(8)
Leading Discussions
193(7)
Developing the Group
200(3)
Ethical Principles for Group Leaders
203(1)
Summary
204(1)
Exercises
205(1)
Bibliography
206(1)
Notes
206(1)
Part 4 Effective Problem Solving in the Small Group 207(84)
11 Problem-Solving Discussion
209(28)
Central Message
209(1)
Study Objectives
209(1)
Key Terms
209(2)
Problem Solving and Decision Making
211(1)
Effective Problem Solving
211(3)
Problem
211(1)
Problem Characteristics
212(2)
Organizing Problem-Solving Discussions
214(5)
Vigilant Interaction Theory
215(1)
The Need for Structure
216(3)
P-MOPS: A General Procedural Model of Problem Solving for Structuring Problem-Solving Discussions
219(8)
The Single Question Format: A Less Highly Structured Format
227(3)
Summary
230(1)
Exercises
231(2)
Bibliography
233(1)
Notes
233(4)
12 Decision Making in Small Groups
237(22)
Central Message
237(1)
Study Objectives
237(1)
Key Terms
237(1)
Group Versus Individual Decision Making
238(3)
Factors Affecting Decision Quality
239(2)
Group Polarization
241(1)
Methods of Decision Making in Groups
241(2)
Decision Making by the Leader
241(1)
Decision Making by Majority Vote
242(1)
Decision Making by Consensus
242(1)
Phasic Progression During Decision Making
243(3)
Effective Group Decision Making
246(2)
Critical Thinking and the Quality of Group Decision Making
248(4)
Evaluating Information
248(2)
Evaluating Reasoning
250(2)
Summary
252(1)
Exercises
253(3)
Scholarship Awards Committee
254(2)
Bibliography
256(1)
Notes
256(3)
13 Managing Conflict in the Small Group
259(32)
Central Message
259(1)
Study Objectives
259(1)
Key Terms
259(1)
A Definition of Conflict
260(8)
Positive and Negative Outcomes of Conflict
262(3)
Expressing Disagreement in a Group
265(1)
Types of Conflict
266(2)
Groupthink
268(6)
Symptoms of Groupthink
271(2)
Preventing Groupthink
273(1)
Managing Conflict
274(10)
Basic Approaches Toward Conflict Management
275(1)
Conflict Management Styles
275(2)
Expressing Disagreements Ethically
277(2)
Negotiating Principled Agreement
279(3)
When Negotiation Fails: Alternative Procedures
282(2)
Summary
284(1)
Exercises
285(2)
Bibliography
287(1)
Notes
287(4)
Part 5 Group Discussion and Observation Techniques 291(52)
14 Special Discussion Techniques and Methods
293(24)
Central Message
293(1)
Study Objectives
293(1)
Key Terms
293(1)
Regulating Group Discussions
294(2)
Group Techniques for Increasing Problem-Solving Effectiveness
296(9)
Identifying Problems
296(2)
Generating Information and Ideas
298(2)
Enhancing Group Creativity
300(4)
Implementing Ideas with PERT
304(1)
Improving Organizational Problem Solving
305(3)
The Nominal Group Technique
305(1)
Quality Circles
306(1)
Self-Managed Work Groups
307(1)
Using Technology to Help a Group
308(4)
Teleconferences
308(2)
Group Decision Support Systems
310(2)
Summary
312(1)
Exercises
313(1)
Bibliography
314(1)
Notes
314(3)
15 Observing Group Discussions
317(26)
Central Message
317(1)
Study Objectives
317(1)
Key Terms
317(1)
Roles of Nonparticipant Observers
318(5)
Learning
318(1)
Reminding
319(1)
Consulting
320(1)
Critiquing
321(1)
Ethical Guidelines for Nonparticipant Observers
322(1)
Planning for Observing
323(2)
Instruments for Observing and Evaluating Discussions
325(15)
Verbal Interaction Analysis
325(1)
Content Analysis
326(3)
Questionnaries and Rating Scales
329(11)
Summary
340(1)
Exercises
340(2)
Questions for Evaluating a Project Group
341(1)
Bibliography
342(1)
Notes
342(1)
Appendix A Making Public Presentations of the Group's Output 343(6)
Panel Discussions 343(3)
Preparing for Panel Discussions 344(2)
Public Interviews 346(1)
Forum Discussions 346(3)
Appendix B Informational Resources for the Group 349(6)
Review and Organize Your Present Stock of Information and Ideas 349(1)
Gather Needed Information 350(3)
Note Taking 350(1)
Direct Observation 351(1)
Reading 351(1)
Interviews 352(1)
Other Information Sources 353(1)
Evaluate the Information and Ideas Your Have Collected 353(1)
Organize Your Information and Ideas 354(1)
Glossary 355(8)
Name Index 363(4)
Subject Index 367


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