The Handbook of Group Research and Practice

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The Handbook of Group Research and Practice is a unique interdisciplinary resource that integrates what is known about group research and practice across the disciplines and professions. The chapters have been written by world-renowned researchers and practitioners who work with teams and groups in a variety of settings. As a result, this Handbook provides students, academics, and practitioners with the most comprehensive understanding about the latest findings and issues in group research and practice.

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J.K. Downey
"This comprehensive work may appeal to students and faculty in both the social sciences and business, making it a valuable supplementary reading resource for a wide variety of courses. "
J. K. Downey
"This comprehensive work may appeal to students and faculty in both the social sciences and business, making it a valuable supplementary reading resource for a wide variety of courses."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761929581
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan A. Wheelan, Ph D, is president of GDQ Associates, Inc. She was professor of Psychological Studies and faculty director of the Training and Development Center at Temple University. She has worked in a number of school, hospital, and clinical settings. Dr. Wheelan received Temple University’s Great Teacher Award in 1992. She is coeditor of The Lewin Legacy: Field Theory in Current Practice and Advances in Field Theory. She coauthored How to Discipline Without Feeling Guilty. Dr. Wheelan is the author of Facilitating Training Groups, Group Processes: A Developmental Perspective, The Handbook of Group Research and Practice, and Creating Effective Teams: A Guide for Members and Leaders. She has written numerous articles for publication as well. Dr. Wheelan has provided consultation to a wide variety of organizations. She has led workshops and training seminars on such topics as Executive Development, The Role of the Internal Consultant, Working in Teams, Management Skills, Communication Skills, Dealing With Difficult Employees, Leadership, Conflict Management, and many more. She has been an invited speaker in Sweden, Norway, England, Ireland, Israel, the Netherlands, and throughout the United States. Topics included group and organizational development, diversity, and conflict management.

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Table of Contents

Introduction - Susan A. Wheelan
PART I: Group Research and Practice: Then and Now
1. The History of Group Research - Donelson R. Forsyth and Jeni L. Burnette
2. Contemporary Issues in Group Research: The Need for Integrative Theory - Jennifer L. Berdahl and Kelly Bouas Henry
3. The History of Group Practice: A Century of Knowledge - Sally H. Barlow, Gary M. Burlingame, and Addie J. Fuhriman
4. Contemporary Issues in Group Practice - Janice De Lucia-Waack and Cynthia R. Kalodner
PART II: Theoretical Perspectives on Groups
5. The Psychoanalytic Perspective - Marvin H. Geller
6. The Functional Perspective - Jonathon N. Cummings and Deborah G. Ancona
7. The Developmental Perspective - Susan A. Wheelan
8. The Social Identity Perspective - Michael A. Hogg
9. The Communication Perspective on Group Life - Lawrence R. Frey and Sunwolf
10. The Systems Perspective - Yvonne Agazarian and Susan Gantt
11. Chaos, Complexity, and Catastrophe: The Nonlinear Dynamics Perspective - Holly Arrow
PART III: Methods in Group Research and Practice
12. Design and Analysis of Experimental Research on Groups - Rick H. Hoyle
13. Field Studies: A Focus on Group Research - Maria T. Riva and Maximillian Wachtel
14. Nonlinear Methods for the Social Sciences - Stephen J. Guastello
15. Social Life in Silico: The Science of Artificial Societies - Damon M. Centola and Michael W. Macy
PART IV: Applied Group Research
16. Group Dynamics and Effectiveness: Five Years of Applied Research - Tjai M. Nielsen, Eric D. Sundstrom, and Terry R. Halfhill
17. Conflict Within and Between Groups - R. Scott Tindale, Amanda Dykema-Engblade, and Erin Wittkowski
18. Group Identity ad Self-Definition - Dominic Abrams, Daniel Frings, and Georgina Randsley de Moura
19. Groups and Individual Change - Randy H. Magen and Eugene Mangiardi
20. Virtual Teams - Marshall Scott Poole and Huiyan Zhang
PART V: Group Practice: Methods and Outcomes
21. Group Psychotherapy - Gary M. Burlingame, Suad Kapetanovic, and Steven Ross
22. Promoting Effective Team Performance Through Training - Dana E. Sims, Eduardo Salas, and C. Shawn Burke
23. Team Consultation - Felice Tilin and Joanne Broder Sumerson
24. Learning Groups - David W. Johnson and Roger T. Johnson
25. Mediating Intragroup and Intergroup Conflict - Tricia S. Jones
26. Facilitating Group Communication - Sunwolf and Lawrence R. Frey
27. Psychoeducational Groups - Nina W. Brown
28. Skills Training Groups - Miguel A. Quiñones and Kelly de Chermont
Part VI: Conclusion: Charting the Future
29. Integrating Group Research and Practice - George Anderson and Susan A. Wheelan

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