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Joining Together : Group Theory and Group Skills

Joining Together : Group Theory and Group Skills - 10th edition

ISBN13: 978-0205578634

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Publisher: Merrill Education/Prentice Hall
Published: 2009
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Joining Together : Group Theory and Group Skills - 10TH 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205578634

David W. Johnson and Frank P. Johnson

ISBN13: 978-0205578634
ISBN10: 0205578632
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 10TH 09
Publisher: Merrill Education/Prentice Hall

Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

This best-selling text is a broad, integrative overview of group dynamics presented in a well researched, readable, and experiential format. Presents a broad, integrative overview of group dynamicsGroup Theory, Group EffectivenessPre-service students in any course that focuses on effective group work

Table of Contents

Preface xv 1 Group Dynamics 1 Basic Concepts to Be Covered in This Chapter 1 Group Dynamics and Me 1 What Is a Group? 5 The Importance of Groups 11 Group Structure 14 Creating Productive Groups 18 How to Create an Effective Group 24 The Development of Groups Over Time 27 The Field of Group Dynamics 34 The Nature of This Book and How to Use It 40 Summary 43 2 Experiential Learning44 Basic Concepts to Be Covered in This Chapter 45 Procedural Learning 45 Action Theories 46 Gaining Expertise Through Experiential Learning 48 Experiential Learning and Motivation 52 Learning Group Skills 53 Role Playing 55 Learning How to Be a Participant-Observer 56 Conducting Skill-Training Exercises 59 Ethics of Experiential Learning 63 Summary 65 3 Group Goals, Social Interdependence, and Trust66 Basic Concepts to Be Covered in This Chapter 67 Introduction 67 What Is a Goal? 70 START Goals 73 Clarity of Goals 76 Operational Goals 76 Group Goals and Level of Aspiration 77 Dealing with Hidden Agendas 78 Helping Groups Set Effective Goals 79 Group Goals and Social Interdependence Among Members 88 Outcomes of Social Interdependence 94 Effort to Achieve and Produce 95 Reciprocal Relationships Among the Three Outcomes 104 Mediating Variables: The Basic Elements of Cooperation 106 The Stability of Cooperation 113 Goal Structures and the Allocation of Benefits Among Group Members 113 Mixed-Motive Situations 115 Developing and Maintaining Trust 122 Summary 129 4 Communication Within Groups130 Basic Concepts to Be Covered in This Chapter 131 Introduction and Definitions 131 Group Communication 133 Sending and Receiving Messages 136 Communication in a Problem-Solving Group 146 Interaction Analysis 147 Communication Networks 155 Communication Patterns in an Authority Hierarchy 156 Influences on Effectiveness of Group Communication 161 Effects of Cooperation and Competition on Communication 161 Physical Influences on Communication 163 Seating Arrangements 163 Humor 164 Summary 165 5 Leadership166 Basic Concepts to Be Covered in This Chapter 167 What Is Leadership? 167 Trait Theories of Leadership 177 Leadership Styles 183

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