Communicating in Groups: Applications and Skills / Edition 6

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Overview

Communicating in Groups offers a concise, step-by-step introduction to the theory and practice of small group communication and teaches students to develop and apply critical thinking skills in group problem-solving situations. With the firm belief that group participation can be an uplifting, energizing experience, authors Kathy Adams and Gloria Galanes give students the tools they will need to achieve this outcome. Research and theory are presented with a focus on what is important to students-understanding their group experiences and making them effective communicators. The new edition includes updated statistics and figures, new discussions on ethics as applied to the National Communication Association Credo of Ethics, improved coverage of diversity, new discussion of systems theory, and much more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073042596
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 3/1/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 568
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Katherine L. Adams is Professor of Speech Communication at California State University, Fresno, where she received a Meritorious Promise and Performance award in 1989. She has served as their Graduate Coordinator since 1989. She received her Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Utah under the direction of B. Aubrey Fisher. She has authored four instructor’s manuals in interpersonal and small group communication and most recently, this group communication book with Gloria Galanes. She has published articles in the areas of conversational analysis and interpersonal communication. Currently she is an associate editor for Communication Reports and The Western Journal of Communication. She participates, at all levels, in the Western States Communication Association and Speech Communication Association and teaches in the areas of interpersonal communication, communication theory, small group communication, and research methods.

Gloria J. Galanes is Associate Professor of Communication and Mass Media at Southwest Missouri St. University and has received the University’s Faculty Excellence in Teaching and the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Member awards.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Small groups as the heart of society 2
Ch. 2 Groups as structured open systems 24
Ch. 3 Communication principles for group members 46
Ch. 4 Using verbal and nonverbal messages in small group communication 66
Ch. 5 Creative and critical thinking in the small group 94
Ch. 6 Group problem-solving procedures 124
Ch. 7 Becoming a group 156
Ch. 8 Celebrating diversity in the small group 186
Ch. 9 Managing conflicts productively 222
Ch. 10 Applying leadership principles 250
Ch. 11 Planning, organizing, and presenting small group oral presentations 286
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