Joining Together: Group Theory and Group Skills / Edition 8

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Johnson / Johnson, Joining Together: Group Theory and Group Skills, 10e 0205578632

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Combines theoretical and empirical knowledge with practical ways to apply it in a group situation, and offers a wealth of experiential exercises and simulations in worksheet form with space for answers. After chapters on basic concepts in group dynamics and experiential learning, coverage includes group goals, communication within groups, leadership, using power, and decision making, controversy, diversity, leading growth and counseling groups, and team development. This seventh edition takes into account changes in the field in the past two years. David W. Johnson is affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205367405
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 7/25/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Group Dynamics 3
2 Experiential Learning 49
3 Group Goals and Social Interdependence 71
4 Communication Within Groups 139
5 Leadership 177
6 Decision Making 227
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
Epilogue 543
Appendix: Answers 547
Glossary 561
References 573
Index 595
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