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Groups in process : an introduction to small group communication

Author: Larry Lee Barker; Kathy J Wahlers; Kittie W Watson
Publisher: Boston : Allyn and Bacon, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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Teachers and researchers offer a textbook they hope bridges the gap between traditional group discussion books and newer approaches to small group communication texts. They begin chapters with study  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Barker, Larry Lee, 1941-
Groups in process.
Boston : Allyn and Bacon, ©2001
(OCoLC)606450281
Online version:
Barker, Larry Lee, 1941-
Groups in process.
Boston : Allyn and Bacon, ©2001
(OCoLC)609414605
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Lee Barker; Kathy J Wahlers; Kittie W Watson
ISBN: 0205328504 9780205328505
OCLC Number: 44777250
Description: x, 246 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Levels of Communication --
Small Group Communication Defined --
Group Size --
Face-to-Face Interaction --
Time Period --
Leadership --
Shared Characteristic --
Common Purpose --
An Overview of Efficiency and Other Considerations in the Small Group --
Performance --
Time --
Groups as Process --
A Systems Approach to Small Group Communication --
Groups in Process --
Fundamental System Concepts --
Definition of a System --
Closed and Open Systems --
Small Groups as Open Systems --
Interdependence --
Hierarchy --
Self-Regulation and Control --
Interchange with Environment --
Balance --
Equifinality --
Small Group Systems at Work --
Small Group Communication System Perspectives --
Interact System Model --
Field Theory --
Theory of Syntality --
Goals and Roles in Small Groups --
An Overview of Goals and Tasks in Small Groups --
A General Definition of Goal --
Relationship of Goals and Tasks --
Personal Goals --
Relationship between Personal Goals and Group Goals --
Two General Types of Group Goals --
Achievement Goals --
Group Maintenance Goals --
Relationship between Achievement Goals and Group Maintenance Goals --
Roles in Small Groups --
General Roles --
Role Problems --
Role Status, Power, and Influence --
Communicating Effectively in the Small Group --
Discussion Attitude --
Attitude toward the Problem --
Attitude toward Self --
Attitude toward Other Participants --
Defensive and Supportive Communication --
Evaluation versus Description --
Control versus Problem Orientation --
Certainty versus Provisionalism.
Responsibility: Larry L. Barker, Kathy J. Wahlers, Kittie W. Watson.

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