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Communicating in Groups: Applications and Skills
Communicating in Groups: Applications and Skills

Communicating in Groups: Applications and Skills, 11th Edition

ISBN10: 1260253899 | ISBN13: 9781260253894
By Gloria Galanes and Katherine Adams
© 2021

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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

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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

Gloria Galanes

Gloria J. Galanes is professor emerita and former dean, College of Arts and Letters, Missouri State University. Her 22 years spent in university administration have fueled her long-standing interest in small groups. In addition to small group courses, she has taught organizational communication, leadership, communication and aging, intercultural communication, quantitative research methods, and applied communication research. Dr. Galanes was the founding director of the Citizenship and Service Learning program at Missouri State.  Her classes have investigated such topics as the needs of youth in the community, the needs of older adults, and the perceptions of Springfield Public Schools on behalf of numerous community organizations in Springfield. Her research into community issues has continued since her retirement. She is the co-author of two small group communication textbooks and co-edited a text on social constructionism. Her Ph.D. is from The Ohio State University.

Katherine Adams

Katherine L. Adams is an Emerita Professor and Chair of Communication at California State University, Fresno.  She received her Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Utah under the direction of the late B. Aubrey Fisher; a renowned small group communication scholar. She taught in the areas of interpersonal communication, communication theory, and small group communication.  She authored a textbook in interpersonal communication as well as an introduction to communication.  She co-authored with Gloria Galanes, multiple editions of this group communication book as well as Communicating in Groups: Application and Skills. During her 38 year tenure in academia she chaired five academic departments and is a Past President and Distinguished Service Award winner of the Western States Communication Association.  


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