Communicating in Groups: Applications and Skills https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/1260253899.jpeg 11 2021 9781260253894 Communicating in Groups provides a contemporary look at group communication while retaining the foundational research and theory that has made the text so popular. Opening cases give an immediate context to each chapter’s main theme and key principles. Helpful tables and images, boxes showcasing ethical dilemmas, and “Apply Now” scenarios help students actively create their own understanding of key chapter ideas and concepts. 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 practical understanding of small group communication and the positive impact they can make through effective communication choices with others.
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Communicating in Groups: Applications and Skills

Communicating in Groups: Applications and Skills, 11th Edition

ISBN10: 1260253899 | ISBN13: 9781260253894
By Katherine Adams, Gloria Galanes

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Communicating in Groups provides a contemporary look at group communication while retaining the foundational research and theory that has made the text so popular. Opening cases give an immediate context to each chapter’s main theme and key principles. Helpful tables and images, boxes showcasing ethical dilemmas, and “Apply Now” scenarios help students actively create their own understanding of key chapter ideas and concepts. 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 practical understanding of small group communication and the positive impact they can make through effective communication choices with others.

Communicating in Groups: Applications and Skills, 11e

Part 1 Introducing the Small Group

CHAPTER 1: Small Groups as the Heart of Society
CHAPTER 2: Groups as Open Systems

Part 2 Foundations of Small Group Communicating

CHAPTER 3: Communication Principles for Group Members
CHAPTER 4: Using Verbal and Nonverbal Messages in a Group

Part 3 From Individuals to Group

CHAPTER 5: Becoming a Group
CHAPTER 6: Diversity in the Small Group

Part 4 Improving Central Group Throughout Processes

CHAPTER 7: Creative and Critical Thinking in the Small Group
CHAPTER 8: Group Problem-Solving Procedures
CHAPTER 9: Managing Small Group Conflict Productively
CHAPTER 10: Applying Leadership Principles

Part 5 (Connect Only)

CHAPTER 11: Planning, Organizing, and Presenting Small Group Oral Presentations
ONLINE APPENDIX: Techniques for Observing Problem-Solving Groups



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About the Author

Katherine Adams

Katherine L. Adams is Professor of Speech Communication at California State University, Fresno, where she received a Meritorious Promise and Performance award in 1989. She has served as their Graduate Coordinator since 1989. She received her Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Utah under the direction of B. Aubrey Fisher. She has authored four instructor’s manuals in interpersonal and small group communication and most recently, this group communication book with Gloria Galanes. She has published articles in the areas of conversational analysis and interpersonal communication. Currently she is an associate editor for Communication Reports and The Western Journal of Communication. She participates, at all levels, in the Western States Communication Association and Speech Communication Association and teaches in the areas of interpersonal communication, communication theory, small group communication, and research methods.

Gloria Galanes

Gloria J. Galanes is professor emerita, former departmenthead of Communication, and former dean, College of Arts and Letters, MissouriState University. Her various administrative roles—22 years spent in universityadministration—have fueled her long-standing interest in small groups. Inaddition to small group courses, she has taught organizational communication,leadership, communication and aging, intercultural communication, quantitativeresearch methods, and applied communication research. Dr. Galanes was thefounding director of the Citizenship and Service Learning program at MissouriState.  Her classes have investigated such topics as the needs of youth inthe community, the needs of older adults, and the perceptions of SpringfieldPublic Schools on behalf of numerous community organizations in Springfield.She is the co-author of two small group communication textbooks and co-edited atext on social constructionism. Her Ph.D. is from The Ohio State University.

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