Effective Group Discussion: Theory and Practice, 16th Edition
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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 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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