Working in Groups Communication Principles and Strategies, Books a la Carte

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Loose-leaf
  • Copyright: 2016-07-27
  • Publisher: SCHOOL GROUP
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For courses in Small Group Communication

A practical approach that helps students learn how to work together in groups successfully
Working in Groups provides students with practical strategies, built on theory and research, for communicating and working successfully in groups. Utilizing the concept of balance as a unifying metaphor, authors Isa Engleberg and Dianna Wynn help students acquire the tools to apply group communication theories, methods, and skills effectively–helping them become more valuable and ethical group members. The Seventh Edition offers coverage of fresh topics as well as a new closing chapter on group presentations that better helps students master this key skill.

NOTE: This ISBN is for a Pearson Books a la Carte edition: a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf text. In addition to the flexibility offered by this format, Books a la Carte editions offer students great value, as they cost significantly less than a bound textbook.

Working in Groups, Seventh Edition is also available via Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.

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Author Biography

Isa N. Engleberg, professor emerita at Prince George’s Community College in Maryland, is a past president of the National Communication Association. In addition to writing six college textbooks in communication studies and publishing more than three dozen articles in academic journals, she earned the Outstanding Community College Educator Award from the National Communication Association and the President’s Medal from Prince George’s Community College for outstanding teaching, scholarship, and service. Her professional career spans appointments at all levels of higher education as well as teaching abroad.

Dianna R. Wynn is an adjunct professor at Nash Community College in North Carolina. Previously she taught at Midland College in Texas and Prince George’s Community College in Maryland, where students chose her as the Outstanding Teacher of the Year. She has co-authored two communication textbooks and written articles in academic journals. In addition to teaching, she has many years of experience as a communication consultant and a trial consultant, assisting attorneys in developing effective courtroom communication strategies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Group Communication
2. Group Development
3. Group Member Participation
4. Diversity in Groups
5. Group Leadership
6. Verbal and Nonverbal Communication in Groups
7. Listening and Responding in Groups
8. Conflict and Cohesion in Groups
9. Problem Solving in Groups
10. Critical Thinking and Argumentation in Groups
11. Planning and Conducting Meetings
12. Group Presentations

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