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This best-selling 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 of Joining Together.
New to this edition:
o New information of the roles of Group Leaders, Providing Constructive Feedback, and Confrontations.
o New sections about Teamwork, including Team Training, Team Development, Team Effectiveness and Team Building.
o New chapter objectives, quizzes and Powerpoints are available to adopters online by contacting your local representative.
o New exercises for students.
o New Tables and Figures with updated data.
Here’s what your colleagues are saying:
“I truly enjoy this textbook. I find it to be very user-friendly. The exercises and illustrations help me to explain the chapters better.”
Dr. Julian Shabazz, Benedict College
“I am a big fan of this book. I think that it is the most useful and comprehensive text on group work among all of those available. We use [it] in both undergraduate and graduate courses in group work. It’s the best, it really has no competitors in my mind.”
Dr. Gary Matthews, Western Michigan University
Incl. combining theoretical & empirical knowledge of groups, experiential exercises & simulations, examples.
|3||Group Goals and Social Interdependence||71|
|4||Communication Within Groups||139|
|7||Controversy and Creativity||285|
|8||Conflict of Interests||333|
|9||The Use of Power||401|
|10||Dealing With Diversity||443|
|11||Leading Learning and Discussion Groups||467|
|12||Leading Growth and Counseling Groups||485|
|13||Team Development, Team Training||505|