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Main Title Effective group discussion : theory and practice /
Author Brilhart, John K.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Galanes, Gloria J.
Adams, Katherine H.
Publisher McGraw-Hill,
Year Published 2001
OCLC Number 43311832
ISBN 0072315687 (softcover : alk. paper)
Subjects Small groups ; Communication in small groups ; Group problem solving ; Discussion
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  HM736.B75 2001 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 11/30/2001
Edition 10th ed.
Collation xviii, 430 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Notes
Introduction to the study of small groups. The small groups in everyone's life -- The small group as a system -- The foundations of communicating in groups. Human communication processes in small groups -- Verbal and nonverbal signals in small group communication -- The effects of culture on small group communication -- Developing the small group. The members -- From individuals to group: norms and roles -- From individuals to group: fantasy and cohesiveness -- Perspectives on leadership in small groups -- Serving as designated leader -- Effective problem solving in the small group. Problem-solving discussion -- Decision making in small groups -- Managing conflict in the small group -- Group discussion and observation techniques. Special discussion techniques and methods -- Observing group discussions -- Appendix A. Making public presentations of the group's output -- Appendix B. Informational resources for the group.