The Handbook of Group Communication Theory and Research / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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The Handbook of Group Communication Theory and Research establishes a central resource for the field, documenting and synthesizing the work done in group communication's 50-year history. With contributions from the most experienced and respected scholars in the field, the editors present an overview of group communication study and examine a variety of theoretical positions and methodological practices.
The volume is divided into six broad areas of communication scholarship: foundations of group communication theory and research; individuals and group communication; task and relational group communication; group communication processes; group communication facilitation; and group communication contexts and applications. The sections serve as a crossroads where various paths pursued in each area meet and summarize and suggest new maps and roads that need to be followed in the future.
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About the Author
M. Scott Poole (Ph.D., University of WisconsinMadison [communication arts]; M.A., Michigan State University [communication]; B.A., University of WisconsinMadison [communication arts]) is one of the nation’s top scholars in group communication and in organizational communication. Among his publications is one of the leading college textbooks on organizational communication (Strategic Organizational Communication, 5/e, Wadsworth); he is also co-editor of SAGE’s Handbook of Group Communication. He has been chair of the Organizational Communication Division of NCA and was the chair and founding member of NCA’s Group Communication Division. He is, or has been, a member of the following editorial journal boards: Human Communication Research, Communication Monographs, Communication Research, Communication Quarterly, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Academy of Management Review, Communication Theory, Quarterly Journal of Speech, Information Systems Research, Organization Science, Journal of Electronically-Mediated Communication, Journal of Organizational Discourse, Information and Organization.
Table of ContentsIntroduction - Lawrence R FreyPART ONE: FOUNDATIONS OF GROUP COMMUNICATION THEORY AND RESEARCHCommunication in Groups - Dennis S Gouran The Emergence and Evolution of a Field of StudyGroup Communication Theory - Marshall Scott PooleThe Systems Metaphor in Group Communication - Edward A MabryGroup Communication Methodology - Marshall Scott Poole, Joann Keyton and Lawrence R Frey Issues and ConsiderationsPART TWO: INDIVIDUALS AND GROUP COMMUNICATIONWhat Differences do Individual Differences in Groups Make? - Beth Bonniwell Haslett and Jenn Ruebush The Effects of Individuals, Culture and Group CompositionSocialization Processes in Groups - Carolyn M Anderson, Bruce L Riddle and Matthew M MartinPART THREE: TASK AND RELATIONAL GROUP COMMUNICATIONTask-Group Communication and Decision-Making Performance - Randy Y Hirokawa and Abran J SalazarRelational Communication in Groups - Joann KeytonPART FOUR: GROUP COMMUNICATION PROCESSESCollective Information Processing in Groups - Kathleen ProppNonverbal Aspects of Group Communication - Sandra KetrowInfluence Processes in Group Interaction - Renée A Meyers and Dale E BrashersTheorizing about the Group Communication-Leadership Relationship - Charles Pavitt Input-Process-Output and Functional ModelsGroup Communication and Creativity Processes - Susan JarboePART FIVE: GROUP COMMUNICATION FACILITATIONImproving Group Communication Performance - Beatrice G Schultz An Overview of Diagnosis and InterventionThe Impact of Formal Procedures on Group Processes, Members and Task Outcomes - Sunwolf and David R SeiboldCommunication Technology and Group Communication - Craig R ScottPART SIX: GROUP COMMUNICATION CONTEXTS AND APPLICATIONSCommunication in Family Units - Thomas J Socha Studying the First 'Group'Group Communication in the Formal Educational Context - Terre H Allen and Timothy G PlaxCommunication in Social Support Groups - Rebecca J Welch ClineCommunication in Organizational Work Groups - Howard H Greenbaum and Jim L Query Jr A Review and Analysis of Natural Work Group Studies