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Communicating in Small Groups : Principles and Practices

Communicating in Small Groups : Principles and Practices - 8th edition

ISBN13: 978-0205449569

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ISBN13: 978-0205449569
ISBN10: 0205449565
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 06
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2006
International: No

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Communicating in Small Groups : Principles and Practices - 8TH 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205449569

Steven A. Beebe and John T. Masterson

ISBN13: 978-0205449569
ISBN10: 0205449565
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 06
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

As the best-selling text in the field of small-group communication, Communicating in Small Groups: Principles and Practices, by Steven A. Beebe and John T. Masterson, has provided readers with a wealth of relevant, practical, and up-to-date information for over a decade and a half. Balancing theoretical perspectives with numerous application and skill activities, the new edition features the following: an emphasis on group communication competency, expanded coverage of fantasy themes and symbolic convergence theory, how to avoid reasoning fallacies when solving problems and making decisions, integrated group problem solving and tools for structuring problem solving and decision making in groups and teams, how to deal with difficult people when managing conflict, the latest research conclusions about leadership and teams, new principles and frameworks for organizing any meeting, and references to total quality management and the role of collaboration in the work force.

Table of Contents

Preface

1 An Introduction to Small Group Communication
2 Small Group Communication Theory
3 Group Formation
4 Relating to Others in Small Groups
5 Improving Group Climate
6 Nonverbal Group Dynamics
7 Small Group Decision Making and Problem Solving
8 Small Group Problem-Solving Techniques
9 Conflict Management in Small Groups
10 Leadership
11 Small Group Communication in Organizations

Appendix: Communicating in Small Groups to an Audience
Glossary
Acknowledgments
Index