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Effective Group Discussion: Theory and Practice

Effective Group Discussion: Theory and Practice

15th Edition
By Gloria Galanes and Katherine Adams
ISBN10: 0078037018
ISBN13: 9780078037016
Copyright: 2019
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Effective Group Discussion: Theory and Practice, 15e

CHAPTER 1:  The Small Groups in Everyone’s Life
CHAPTER 2:  Human Communication Processes in the Small Group Context
CHAPTER 3:  The Small Group as a System
CHAPTER 4:  Diversity and the Effects of Culture
CHAPTER 5:  The Members and Their Roles
CHAPTER 6:  Communication and Group Culture: Tensions, Fantasy, Socialization, Norms, and Climate
CHAPTER 7:  Leading Small Groups: Theoretical Perspectives
CHAPTER 8:  Leading Small Groups: Practical Tips
CHAPTER 9:  Problem Solving and Decision Making in Groups: Theoretical Perspectives
CHAPTER 10:  Problem Solving and Decision Making in Groups: Practical Tips and Techniques
CHAPTER 11:  Managing Conflict in the Small Group
CHAPTER 12:  Tools for Assessing and Evaluating Groups

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Gloria Galanes

Gloria J. Galanes is Associate Professor of Communication and Mass Media at Missouri State University and has received the University’s Faculty Excellence in Teaching and the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Member awards.

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.

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