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The only book that integrates all important small group communication topics into a single comprehensive conceptual model, this text pioneered the systems approach for the group communication course. Each chapter begins with a brief preview, followed by a glossary of terms and a real life case study. The text material in each chapter is followed by several experiential exercises for skill development and two original readings.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 What Is Small Group Interaction?
Chapter 2 Communication Processes
Chapter 3 Relevant Background Factors
Chapter 4 Group Circumstances and Structure
Chapter 5 Leadership and Social Influence Processes
Chapter 6 Decision-Making Processes
Chapter 7 Conflict Management
Chapter 8 Consequences
Appendix A Small Group Presentations to an Audience