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Effective Group Discussion: Theory and Practice https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/1266138528.jpeg 16 2024 9781266138522 Now in its sixteenth edition, Effective Group Discussion combines the most recent research findings and practical tools students need to become productive group members. A variety of secondary groups are covered in the text: work groups, committees, task forces, self-directed work teams, and other small groups whose objectives include finding solutions to problems, producing goods, and creating policies.
09781266138522
Effective Group Discussion: Theory and Practice
Effective Group Discussion: Theory and Practice

Effective Group Discussion: Theory and Practice, 16th Edition

ISBN10: 1266138528 | ISBN13: 9781266138522
By Gloria Galanes, Katherine Adams
© 2024

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Now in its sixteenth edition, Effective Group Discussion combines the most recent research findings and practical tools students need to become productive group members. A variety of secondary groups are covered in the text: work groups, committees, task forces, self-directed work teams, and other small groups whose objectives include finding solutions to problems, producing goods, and creating policies.

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
APPENDIX A: Preparing for Problem-Solving Discussions: Informational Resources for the Group
APPENDIX B: Making Public Presentations of the Group’s Output


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About the Author

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.

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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