Joining Together: Group Theory and Group Skills / Edition 9

Joining Together: Group Theory and Group Skills / Edition 9

by David R. Johnson
     
 

This best-selling text presents a broad, integrative overview of group dynamics in a well researched, readable, and experiential format. This text introduces readers to the theory and research findings needed to understand how to make groups effective, and it helps build the skills required to apply that knowledge in practical situations. More than a textbook,… See more details below

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This best-selling text presents a broad, integrative overview of group dynamics in a well researched, readable, and experiential format. This text introduces readers to the theory and research findings needed to understand how to make groups effective, and it helps build the skills required to apply that knowledge in practical situations. More than a textbook, Joining Together illustrates how this knowledge and mastery of skills creates choices, opportunities, and successes for each individual. No competing text offers the scope of coverage and the range of experiential exercises like Joining Together.

New to this Edition:

  • The entire text has been extensively edited and designed to ensure a concise and readable presentation.
  • References and citations have been updated throughout the text to guarantee the most current and useful research information available.
  • Chapter 3, "Group Goals," has been revised to update the discussions of cooperation & competition and trust.
  • Chapter 4, "Leadership," incorporates the latest theories and research on effective small group research and illustrates the application of the theory to practical situations in a variety of settings.
  • Chapter 9, "Managing Conflict of Interests," now includes the latest and most exciting theory and research on the constructive resolution of conflict, with special attention to the topics of negotiation and mediation.
  • Chapter 8, "Controversy and Creativity," has been thoroughly revised to update the discussion of creativity and its relationship to effective group problem-solving.
  • New chapter objectives, quizzesand PowerPoints are available to adopters online by contacting your local representative.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205453733
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
08/05/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
6.96(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
1Group Dynamics3
2Experiential Learning49
3Group Goals and Social Interdependence71
4Communication Within Groups139
5Leadership177
6Decision Making227
7Controversy and Creativity285
8Conflict of Interests333
9The Use of Power401
10Dealing With Diversity443
11Leading Learning and Discussion Groups467
12Leading Growth and Counseling Groups485
13Team Development, Team Training505
Epilogue543
Appendix: Answers547
Glossary561
References573
Index595

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